The Sun eats its words

We reported some time ago about the way in which the Sun misreported the results of its online poll, claiming that 71 % supported fracking, when the poll actually closed showing 52% against

We raised this issue with the Press Complaints Authority and after a certain amount of toing and froing the Sun got away with only having to amend their on-line edition and publishing this small “clarification”.

Sun apology

Sun apology

Given the “information” pumped out by the pro-fracking industry in Mr Murdoch’s various organs, this is a small victory, but it was worth pursuing it if only out of principal.

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