British Expenses Scandal: The Scoop That Changed Parliament - And News

07/01/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

British newspapers sometimes give away CDs or DVDs in the hope that readers enticed by free copies of "Batman 26" might cast a passing glance at the headlines, too.

One newspaper, The Daily Telegraph, has reversed that approach, to spectacular effect. Instead of giving away a disk, it acquired one (or more) of them containing the expense records of members of Parliament.

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