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- Sep 23, 2015
How credible is the Daily Mail?
There was a very simple forensic exercise conducted by investigators into how the Daily Mail concocts its stories and it was very illuminating:
Some years ago the Daily Mail ran a headline story along the lines of :
“London Underground nfested with billions of human fleas”
The investigators contacted London Underground to discover if this was true.
“No, of course not” said LU
“So where has the DM got this figure of ‘billions of human fleas’?
“Well, that is the figure we estimate would be the case if we did not have an infestation control programme in place. And as the contract for that programme is coming up for renewal shortly it is in the tender document we have sent out to interested bidders”
“So there are definitely not ‘billions of human fleas’ on LU?
The Daily Mail never ran a correction to the headline story despite being officially informed of the true situation by LU
Just like the "Putin poisoned the Skripals", and "the Assad gassed his own people" STORIES I guess. eh?