You seriously couldn’t make this up. In a BBC exchange with Faiza Shaheen, the director of the Class think-tank, the S*n’s political editor – with a straight face – claims that she couldn’t “point to a single thing we’ve ever said that was untrue”.
Ms Shaheen’s face tells its own story:
In case Mr Tom Newton-Dunn needs assistance, any person on Merseyside could point him to a huge, stinking pile of ‘untrue’ about the Hillsborough disaster – which no doubt influenced Liverpool Walton MP Dan Carden to tweet this:
It’s not as though the lie is in dispute – the S*n offered an entirely inadequate, entirely cowardly apology for it two years ago:
On another notable occasion, the S*n had to publish a front-page apology to the leader of the Labour Party after, well, apparently just making stuff up about him:
There’s also the minor matter of the incident where the rag had to publish a retraction of fake news about the editor of this blog:
And any number of other instances.
Yet Newton-Dunn claimed with a straight face that Ms Shaheen would be unable to point to anything untrue.
“Absolutely staggering” is right.
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