Tuesday, September 16, 2003

Regular readers may remember that on August 27th I expressed my admiration for the South Wales Echo headline "City Shirt Blew Up Boat."

Well, it seems not everyone enjoyed the front page as much as I did because the Echo's been forced to issue an apology.

I hear the sound of libel lawyers breathing down necks.

The retraction says that "We are happy to clarify the picture used was not the type of shirt being worn at the time of the accident and indeed that the official explanation for the cause of the accident is yet to be established."

This translates as "We Made It Up."

Shame -- but it's still a great headline.


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