Sunday, September 18, 2011
Lazy journalism at The Sunday Times
Last week's Scottish edition of The Sunday Times featured an article about the latest circulation figures of The Dandy. It contained comments from myself...
...except I was never interviewed for the paper. In fact I've never spoken to any Murdoch newspaper on this subject or any other.
The journalist who wrote the dreary, negative article (credited to Marc Horne) had lifted my comments out of context, and without my permission, from my blog post of August 31st. He claims that I'm "baffled" by the fall in sales, despite the fact that I'd actually speculated several reasons why sales may have fallen on the very post he took my comments from.
You'd think that after the phone tapping disgrace of the News of the World Murdoch's newspapers would be a bit more cautious about how they obtained their "news".
The Sunday Times has also suffered a drop in circulation by the way. Analyze that Mr.Horne.
My thanks to David Mackenzie for the scan of the newspaper.