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Old 07-20-2017, 09:29 PM
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Just read on MSN a piece from the Mirror,

"Powerful earthquakes have hit popular British holiday resorts in Turkey and Greece with two people reported dead and buildings damaged."

Since when have the British had territories in Greece and turkey, sloppy writing, should read "resorts in Greece and Turkey popular with British." British holiday resorts are in Britain.

Anyone else got examples of rubbish reporting? please post here.
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Oh, most of the hack sites do churn out some absolute drivel these days.

I blame equal opportunities legislation for allowing monkeys access to keyboards.

I wouldn't permit a blind man to fly an aircraft, just as I wouldn't permit an illiterate to work in the meeja.
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This morning on MSN, an article from the Evening Standard about a guy found dead in a basement flat........

"He added a covered white tent had been put up outside the building."

Just to be doubly sure I assume, or maybe they thought the tent needed a fly sheet? Evening Standard, more like poor standard.
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Best one yet-

Secret world of London's underground railway: Forgotten tunnels where Royal Mail's postmen laboured for decades are opening to public

Good old Mirror, talking about the "secret" post office underground railway in London. Apparently we have never heard of it's existence, despite I suppose the numerous documentaries and even John Nokes and Shep riding it for Blue Peter.
But the best part of the piece was the Mirror suggesting that Biggs and the great train robbers would have been better off robbing it than the mainline train! So instead of the £2.5 million in used notes going for destruction, they could have nicked Aunt Betsey's five bob postal order heading to little Jimmy along with countless other worthless letters.

Mirror, why not some real reporting for a change?

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Reporting?

Are you mistaking these rags as sources of information?

They became marketing/propaganda tools decades ago.
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There's an old Mirror article where they claim a lot of public money was being spent on very small guns for the army. "The length of a toothbrush", they claimed. I guess nobody in their organisation was bright enough to point out to the dim-witted author that a 5 inch gun is actually 5 inches in calibre, not length. Jeeezuz....
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That's brilliant, Chris!

I always wondered why they needed vehicles to tow a 105mm Howitzer...
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Here it is being reported on. It was the Daily Star, not the Mirror. All the same trash to me...

http://www.thepoke.co.uk/2016/07/29/...e-inches-long/

Here's the offending article. Note the 'Updated' date!

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/late...ve-weapons/amp
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Margi Murphy?

I don't believe anyone really has a name that stupid - must be a churnalistic thing. Amanda Panda et al.

Unless it's more evidence that Margarine really is that bad for one and is only fit for Audi fuel.
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Another one from the Mirror-

"When is the solar eclipse in August 2017?
Date, time and how to watch it LIVE in the UK"

And the answer is, you can't it will only be visible in the USA. nice one Mirror!
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