Paul McMullan


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Paul McMullan (born 1967) is a British former tabloid journalist. He started his newspaper career at the "Sunday Sport" where his laid back, somewhat sleazy approach together with a scruffy 'unwashed' look earned him the nickname 'Mucky McMullan'. He went on to work as a features journalist at the now-defunct News of the World between 1994 and 2001, briefly becoming deputy features editor in 2000.

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In July 2011, actor Steve Coogan described him as "morally bankrupt" after appearing with him on BBC Newsnight. Hugh Grant attempted to secretly tape him making claims about phone hacking in a visit to McMullan's pub, The Castle Inn in Dover. McMullan asked Grant during the conversation "are you taping me? If you are good luck to you I don't really care anyway". He was one of only a few journalists to claim on the record that phone hacking was rife at the newspaper. In November 2011 he made a notable contribution to the Leveson Inquiry where he not only confessed to a wide range of illegal activities in the pursuit of news but defended them as absolutely necessary. In his testimony he presented a robust opposition to the concept of privacy

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