Gotcha! Corrections and Clarifications Time…

If only there was some form of statutory regulation to stop the unruly press from writing stories that are completely untrue:

All the Guardian’s many, many news and comment pieces yesterday will be corrected and clarified with due prominence, won’t they?

What about the BBC, which proclaimed “it was the feminists wot won it” and put the unconfirmed story, described by a Sun spokesman as “wild speculation”, in the main headlines on the News at Six and the News at Ten?

And there was this latest great Labour social media success:

Not to mention the premature celebrations from the less popular parts of the internet:

The greatest trick the Sun ever pulled was convincing the world Page 3 didn’t exist…


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Scruton reflects on Twitter’s vigilantes…

“We in Britain are entering a dangerous social condition in which the direct expression of opinions that conflict – or merely seem to conflict – with a narrow set of orthodoxies is instantly punished by a band of self-appointed vigilantes. We are being cowed into abject conformity around a dubious set of official doctrines and told to adopt a world view that we cannot examine for fear of being publicly humiliated by the censors. This world view might lead to a new and liberated social order; or it might lead to the social and spiritual destruction of our country. How shall we know, if we are too afraid to discuss it?”

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