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  •  Yeah but he isn't Mazher Mahmood (3+ / 0-)
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    nellgwen, Rashaverak, Piren

    Mazher Mahmood, aka the fake sheik, is a genuine arab and a reporter on the (now defunct) News of the World (it died after the phone hacking scandal).

    Mazher can actually pass for an arab prince and has gone after a wide variety of targets - sportsmen willing to fix matches for a price, 'security lapses'. Nearly as unprincipled as o'Keefe but a lot more competent.

    He works for the UK Sunday Times - another Murdoch paper but more upmarket than the NOTW - now so expect footage of him bribing blue dog democrats any day now.

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