“You think people will take him seriously if he’s published in
-- Rita to Hermione
“The Quibbler’s rubbish, everyone knows that.”
-- Hermione to Harry, just before learning that Luna’s father was the editor
The tabloid newspaper of the Wizarding World is called The Quibbler.
The current editor is
(OP10), the father of
It publishes an edition every month
The Quibbler prints wild, silly, and bizarre stories about
famous people, particularly involving conspiracy theories. However,
they also printed Harry’s story of the rise of Voldemort. Later, after Voldemort’s ascendancy during the Second Wizarding War, The Quibbler
urged the Wizarding World to support Harry Potter at a time when the
Voldemort-controlled Ministry of Magic had declared Harry Potter to be
“Undesirable Number One” (DH13).
This editorial policy led to the kidnap of Luna by Death Eaters, in
order to pressure Xenophilius Lovegood to toe the Ministry of
Magic/Voldemort line. The pressure worked, in so far as Xenophilius
prepared a run of The Quibbler featuring a front-page picture of Harry “emblazoned with the words Undesirable Number One,”
although it is unclear whether this issue ever went out by owl post
because Xenophilius was captured and imprisoned the day of the print
Typically, the Quibbler is delivered by owl post
Known Quibbler Personnel
Known Quibbler Headlines
Corruption in the Quidditch League: How the Tornados are Taking Control
Allegation that the Tutshill
Tornados were winning the League through a combination of blackmail,
broom-tampering, and torture.
HARRY POTTER SPEAKS OUT AT LAST:
THE TRUTH ABOUT HE WHO MUST NOT BE NAMED AND THE NIGHT I SAW HIM RETURN
Written by Rita Skeeter;
printed in the March issue during Harry’s fifth year.
How Far Will Fudge Go to Gain Gringotts?
Alleges that Fudge’s dearest ambition is to seize control of the goblin
gold supplies and that he’s had goblins murdered to further this.
Secrets of the Ancient Runes Revealed
Claims that when read upside-down, the runes reveal a spell to turn
an enemy’s ears into kumquats.
Sirius Black: Villain or Victim?
(also titled SIRIUS - BLACK AS HE’S PAINTED?)
Alleges that Sirius Black is actually an alias for
Stubby Boardman of The Hobgoblins.
Interview with a wizard who claimed not only to have flown to the moon
on a Cleansweep Six but to have brought back a bag of moon frogs to
- (headline unknown)
Front page of every issue from some time prior to September 2, 1997,
over a statement to the effect that “any wizard who’s against
You-Know-Who ought to make helping Harry Potter their number one
Undesirable Number One (DH21)
“Emblazoned” across a front-page photo of Harry Potter. It is unclear if this issue was ever distrbuted.
- (headline unknown)
Over a picture captioned “Hermione Granger, the Mudblood who is known to be traveling with Harry Potter” (DH23).