View Full Version : Getting it wrong

1st May 2005, 15:59
On the 17th April, the Daily Mirror had a front page story (complete with photograph) about a convicted rapist (lottery millionaire), and his new life in south east England.
Unfortunately, they published the photo of a totally innocent man who lives in Weymouth.

Today, they posted an apology, admitting they had made a serious mistake. Did they give it the same prominence as the front page story? Did they ****. It was a small column, tucked away on page 4.

Why are some "newspapers" allowed to get away with this sort of thing so often? With some of the vigilante actions that go on nowadays, this innocent man was lucky not to have had his house firebombed.

1st May 2005, 16:06
I reckon that the innocent man in question should have been awarded damages from the Daily Mirror equal to whatever the other guy won in the lottery... :8

Together with being allowed to firebomb the editor's and journalist's residences... :ok:

Onan the Clumsy
1st May 2005, 16:50
...and I suppose to be technically correct...well it did say he was a rapist :uhoh:

1st May 2005, 16:54
...bugger the editor and his journalist?! :ok:

tony draper
1st May 2005, 17:42
Perhaps a better question would be "Why are some newspapers allowed at all"