Private Eye is the only "Dead Tree" publication I buy. I think its satire misses the mark more often than not - but its investigative journalism and general muck-raking are second to none.
The Eye has reluctantly been drawn into the digital age. It has a piss-poor website run by the sort of "tired and emotional" gnomes who struggle with concepts like sanitising user input.
Push this button to see the Eye's new owner...
If that's a decent website, then I'm a banana!
Note: After much persuasion, Private Eye fixed this problem by... errr... Turning off their search functionality completely!
Private Eye spends a lot of time criticising the people working within the Internet Industries. Perhaps they should spend less time examining the mote in others' eyes - and rather more time on the branch in their own?
I did call Lord Gnome's offices several months ago to report the error. The flack who took my call was a "jolly hockey-sticks" type who struggled to turn on her computer and navigate to her employer's website. I've not mentioned her by name - because I'm not a total bastard - but given Ian Hislop's apparent distaste for employing women, there's only a small pool from which to choose.
Ian - perhaps the reason your website is so atrocious is that you piss all over the sort of people who could actually help you. You've run exposés on public- and private-sector websites being vulnerable, so why don't you stop being such a hypocrite and fix your own site?
This flaw was responsibly disclosed to Private Eye and their web team in March 2014. I discussed it with them again in early September to highlight the flaw.