The city’s longstanding and self-proclaimed satirical scandal sheet has a reputation for not holding back on attacking local politicians and the great and the good for alleged wrong-doing. As well as taking on high profile interests like the Merchant Venturers, some say they unfairly target people just trying to make the city better.
But what is the story behind the anonymously produced publication? Is it still funny? Once nominated for a Paul Foot award, is their approach of journalism mixed with what can be seen as relentless trolling relevant in a changed media environment?
Neil Maggs and a long standing contributor to The Bristolian hash it out.
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