Tag Archives: misleading headlines

Thomas the Tank Engine Bans Christmas!

Tweet Kind of, according to the Mail on Sunday Reporter: ‘Thomas the Tank Engine forced to carry ‘decorated tree’ for ‘winter holidays’ as Christmas is banned on Sodor‘. The article claims: Thomas the Tank Engine has been accused of joining the politically correct bandwagon after Christmas was written out of one of his adventures. The [...]

Human Rights wrongly blamed, again

Tweet Another day, another chance to blame Human Rights for something: ‘Prison van driven 96 miles to take defendant 60 YARDS to court as “walking will infringe his human rights”‘. The Mail claims: A prison van travelled 96 miles to transfer a defendant just 60 yards from a police station to a court because walking [...]

Bad local journalism becomes terrible national journalism

Tweet Sometimes a story is covered accurately by the regional press, only for the national media to step in and distort it to suit a particular media narrative. However, on other occasions the local press are just of guilty of terrible journalism as their national rivals. Today’s example is this story in the Daily Mail: [...]

Daily Mail polls readers on nonexistent EU car ban

Tweet Minority Thought has already covered the Daily Express story that claimed the EU was trying to ban all cars from cities – a story that turned out – unsurprisingly – to be absolute rubbish. As stated quite clearly by the European Commission in the UK: Contrary to comments made by a government Minister today, [...]

Anti-journalism

Tweet ‘Facebook puts vulnerable children at risk of depression, warn doctors‘ [istyosty link]. From the article: ‘A lot of what’s happening is actually very healthy, but it can go too far,’ [Dr Megan Moreno] said… Parents shouldn’t get the idea that using Facebook ‘is going to somehow infect their kids with depression,’ she said. Too [...]

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