Latest of many cases of ‘MSM’ taking credit for SKWAWKBOX exclusives
Late on Saturday, the Daily Mirror’s Twitter account ‘broke’ what it claimed was an ‘exclusive’ appearing as the Sunday Mirror’s main front-page item – an outrageous rant by likely next Prime Minister Boris Johnson against the families of the fifty-two victims of the 7 July 2005 London terrorist attacks.
The exclusive was, in fact, broken more than two weeks earlier by the SKWAWKBOX:
The SKWAWKBOX responded to the Mirror to suggest that it remove its false ‘exclusive’ claim from the article:
More than six hours later the claim is still in place.
This is far from the first time the so-called ‘mainstream’ media have taken news first broken here and claimed it as their own – in spite of labelling the SKWAWKBOX as ‘fake news’ when it suits them.
The Times has been the chief culprit, taking stories on Tom Watson’s conference tantrums, events among his West Midlands allies, the Enfield ‘coup‘ exclusives – and, probably most notoriously, this blog’s revelations about the ‘white-shirted man’ who assaulted protesters at a Jacob Rees-Mogg event:
The Guardian claimed an exclusive on revelations about former UKIP leaders Nigel Farage Paul Nuttall – a month after they broke here – and the whole mainstream media estate began to run Nuttall’s Hillsborough embarrassment after the SKWAWKBOX revealed it.
Of course, even more frequently the SKWAWKBOX has needed to publish exclusives to correct false mainstream news and narratives. But in the above cases – and again this weekend – the ‘MSM’ have published for profit ‘exclusives’ that the SKWAWKBOX brought its readers for free.
And like the others, the Mirror has failed to correct its claim even after its error was pointed out.
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