This is why I don’t read newspapers.
Not that I am like Stephen Fry in any way, although he is one of my favourite ‘personalities’. But I have had experience in the past of writing press releases and having them re-written incorrectly. Mostly these are trivial mistakes, like a wrong date – although how someone can’t cut and copy that without making a mistake is beyond me. However, sometimes the mistakes are much bigger and have dire consequences. Like a radio station promising not to give out the name of a young girl who had run away from an abusive father. “We’ll call you Sally,” they said. And didn’t.
Too many times I have seen stories blown out of all proportion. Too many times I have seen news that isn’t news but gossip that has to be retracted at later times. Too many times I have seen people hurt by the Press.
That is why I don’t read newspapers.