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The “Times obit”:http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,60-1320240,00.html of “Glenda Lee Slagge”:http://media.guardian.co.uk/presspublishing/story/0,7495,1331638,00.html was clearly written by a disciple, as these extracts show:

bq.. TO ACHIEVE the title of First Lady of Fleet Street, which Lynda Lee-Potter was not alone in having bestowed upon her, a woman journalist in the late 20th century required little more than the willingness of her bosses to promote her as such — and to pay her and the people she interviewed lavish sums of money …

Her easy, formless readability and her ability to fill acres of space — often a whole series of articles, not a mere double-page spread — were legendary. As the rest of Fleet Street knew, the Daily Mail’s ever-open chequebook — rather than her skills in tracking down the necessary victim — could pave the way for these tell-all confessions. Lee-Potter ensured that they got their money’s worth …

Though she could not be said to have a writing style, other than getting it all down, transcribing every single quote, and stirring up the results in no particular order, she did this with commendable efficiency and managed to extract some telling soundbites from her subjects …

p. Now why do I think this was written by a middle-aged woman who has been a star interviewer for a less successful paper?

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