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"Ministry blunders...culprits not apprehended...lax security...Dark wizards running unchecked...national disgrace.... Who wrote this? Ah...of course...Rita Skeeter."
—Arthur Weasley skimming over this article.[src]

SCENES OF TERROR AT THE QUIDDITCH WORLD CUP was an article posted in the Daily Prophet, written by Rita Skeeter. It covered the riot at the 1994 Quidditch World Cup. In Skeeter's traditional style, the piece was highly sensational, blaming how the affair was handled on the British Ministry of Magic and claiming that they could have handled security better. The article even went so far as to claim that there were rumours of bodies being removed from the campsite's forest, when no such rumours existed before the publishing of the article.

Upon seeing the article, Molly Weasley began to worry heavily, becoming convinced that one of her family members may have died at the hands of the Death Eaters. After assuring his wife that they were all okay, and that no one had died, Arthur Weasley read the article himself. Noting that he was indirectly mentioned as having given a statement that no one was hurt, he immediately got dressed and headed to the Ministry to do any damage control that would be necessary.[1]


Notes and references

  1. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Chapter 10 (Mayhem at the Ministry)

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