This Telegraph correction is even better when you know it’s about the PM – our 7 favourite comments
At the weekend, a sneaky little correction was published by The telegraph, relating to a column published some months ago, without actually naming the columnist.
Interesting correction in today's Telegraph about a column published five months ago… interesting in that it doesn't name the columnist, whose identity is pretty clear here: https://t.co/nLaZiOB1lR pic.twitter.com/mQBIBGMSMd
— Gavan Reilly (@gavreilly) November 2, 2019
Overestimating the UK’s financial prospects? Check!
Misreporting the results of a study? Check!
Failing to mention the relevant timeframe? Check!
Who could possibly have written such absolute bunkum? Oh, riiiight …
People weren’t exactly surprised, and these are the best comments we saw.
As sure as night follows day, Boris Johnson tells yet another lie. We should decide a Boris Johnson lie drinking game for the election period we will be absolutely trollied. https://t.co/16IRj7HJhN
— Jess Phillips Esq., M.P. (@jessphillips) November 3, 2019
The doomsters & the gloomsters & the girly swots have ganged up with the pesky facts to rap a naughty Telegraph columnist over the knuckles
Wonder what Boris Johnson did next https://t.co/UqYHNSdacZ
— Tom Clark (@prospect_clark) November 3, 2019
The Brexit Lie Machine. Doing everything it can to cover up the lies of the Machine driver https://t.co/FvHEMMFLU6
— Alastair PEOPLE’S VOTE Campbell (@campbellclaret) November 3, 2019
The third time this year this man has been caught lying in a newspaper column but of course he should definitely be Prime Minister. https://t.co/90FuJibLQ0
— David Schneider (@davidschneider) November 4, 2019
It’s……..Boris Johnson’s account https://t.co/KoObD2pNqa
— Mollie Goodfellow (@hansmollman) November 3, 2019
Boris Johnson caught making things up. Who would have guessed?
Telegraph issues correction over Boris Johnson's false UK economy claim https://t.co/XirKJ2F5sr
— John Crace (@JohnJCrace) November 3, 2019
Johnson is a shameless liar, example #6837.
And the Telegraph is shameless in allowing him to publish lies in his columns, yet not even having the decency to name him when they are inevitably corrected (months later following a complaint). https://t.co/mNA7UWA7ZQ
— sunildvr (@sunildvr) November 4, 2019
Ray O’Leary wondered if the repeated lying might have ramifications for a Boris Johnson project.
Next you’ll be saying the bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland won’t go ahead
— Ray O’Leary (@rayzorboy) November 2, 2019
Oh no, Ray. The PM has an impeccable record on bridges.