Thursday, May 08, 2014

How the mainstream media lies..

Repeat a lie enough times and it becomes fact..this is the line that so many of the main newspapers take. Here are just 2 high profile examples in which the newspapers print lies but luckily the subjects had the money to fight their corner (and win)

Russell Brand has accepted "substantial" libel damages from the Sun on Sunday's over the false claim that he cheated on his girlfriend Jemima Khan.

The paper's publisher has apologised and agreed to pay Brand his legal costs and damages, believed to have been at least five figures. Brand has said he would put these towards "what he considers to be diverse, just and decent causes".

The Daily Mail has printed an apology to the author JK Rowling in which it states that it has paid her substantial damages over an article that claimed she had told a misleading "sob story."
The article, published on 27 September 2013, suggested she had falsely accused churchgoers of stigmatising her because she was a single mother. It was headlined "How JK's sob story about her single mother past surprised and confused the church members who cared for her.
Brand and Rowling have the cash to fight but what about all the campaign groups who don't and are labelled anarchists, terrorists etc by papers?
Don't believe all what you read is the mantra.

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