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Whatever happened to fact checking?

Here is a scan of part of page from today's Telegraph (That's page 21, fact fans):




Anything strike you as odd? Well, the East Midlands would appear to be a hotbed of tree-hugging, with two Greens, two Tories, one Socialist and a Lib Dem.

What actually happened in the East Midlands is that they elected two Tories, two UKIPers, a Socialist and a Lib Dem. Such an easy mistake to make....

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Anonymous Geert Wildebeest said... 4:53 pm

Guardian had a similar couple of mistakes on Monday.

Vive l'Euroscepticisme.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 5:13 pm

Not quite as bad as the shocker of a map they cranked out a year or so back.  



Anonymous Geoff said... 7:54 pm

And here where the Telegraph reports in the third paragraph that the Tories got 37% in 2004.

Personally thought that it was 26.7%.

But may just be a pedant for accuracy too.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 8:09 pm

Geoff - time to dust of an irregular verb:

I value accuracy, you nitpick, he is a pedant....  



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