Wednesday, October 05, 2011

On the Daily Fail's greatest FAIL

On the Daily Fail's greatest FAIL

Those of you on top of the news may have noticed the brouhaha following the acquittal of Amanda Knox over the murder of British student Meredith Kercher.

However, if you were waiting for the verdict on the Daily Mail's website, you would - thanks to an itchy finger on the "publish" button - think that Miss Knox is still as guilty as hell. So guilty, they published the full story complete with court reactions and quotes THAT NEVER HAPPENED except in their own imaginations.

As they say is the world of journalism where it's publish first, issue corrections later: "Never Wrong For Long"

However, it's not the first time that the Daily Mail's got it wrong with the big stories. Here are a few more headlines from the times they've jumped the gun of history:

Germany win World Cup after extra-time heartbreak. "That Russian linesman should see an optician" rages Alf Ramsay

Victory for our Common Sense campaign as King John vows to scrap Magna Carta

Captain Scott first to South Pole, heading back to England. "So glad I made it home safe," says new national hero

Pontius Pilate releases Jesus of Nazareth, disciples "relieved"

English fleet SMASHED. Armada invasion heads for London

Allied troops land in France on morning of 5th June: "C-Day a total success" says Churchill

"That was the best play I ever saw" says President Lincoln "Another big hit for Ford's Theatre!"
Well played, The Daily Fail. WELL PLAYED

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