The New Yorker‘s LA Piece About a British Reporter Telling a Shady Story from Canada

At least someone got a decent story out of the Royal visit to Los Angeles earlier this month. The New Yorker‘s Dana Goodyear caught up with News of the World reporter Robert Jobson–in LA to cover Will and Kate–as he found himself out of a job after his newspaper spontaneously imploded in the wake of the recent phone hacking allegations.

Our favorite part:

In Canada, Jobson had got a chance to talk one on one with William, at a media reception at a bar. “It was off the record, but I suppose it doesn’t matter,” he said. “I went and spoke to him, and he said he couldn’t wait to get home so he could get to Anglesey, lock himself in a darkened room for a couple of days, and chill out. I said, ‘I think I’ll try to do the same, Your Royal Highness.’ ”

Love it. As his paper was shutting down for its unethical and illegal activities–often perpetrated against the Royal family–Jobson throws out one last journalistic fuck you to the Royals by telling an off the record story. A comparatively minor infraction, based on what his colleagues were up to, but a fuck you nonetheless.

Previously on FishbowlLA: What Was News of the World Up to In Hollywood?