Monday, 20 May 2013

Nothing new under the sun

The Sun makes up a story and runs it on the front page - a tiny correction is printed much later.

An interesting story, I remember reading reports of the Sun report and giving it the benefit of the doubt as being true.

To my mind, not only should newspapers who are shown to be wrecklessly and deliberately wrong be made to print apologies  with same prominence as the original article, the offended against person should be given control of what is printed.  So instead of the weasel word such as the sun is delighted to set the record straight - the article could instead say there was never any evidence of this story but such are the low journalistic standards employed by the sun, they ran it anyway as they thought it would boost sales.

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