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A Dog Day For The Daily Mail

Last week wild-ranting, rabble-rousing, immigrant-hating Daily Mail columnist Richard ‘You couldn’t make it up’ Littlejohn was left somewhat ovum-visaged when his incredulous take on an unusually-monikered brood of quintuplets took a rather unexpected turn for. In his article for the Mail online, he wrote:

“Reader Nick Paterson-Morgan drew my attention to the following announcement in The Times:

‘Births:  On 27th August 2009 to Kate Pong, Newport, Shropshire, beautiful quintuplets, Beyonce Tyra Bobbi Barack and Earl’

My first reaction was that this must be a wind-up, probably placed for a bet by someone at the swine flu hotline with nothing better to do.  We rang The Times advertising department and they assured us it was genuine.  There’s no mention of a Mr Pong, or any father’s name for that matter.

If true, which I still doubt, somewhere out there in Shropshire is a single mother called Kate Pong with quins, variously named after an American pop singer, a model and the U.S. President.  You couldn’t make it up” – Source: Mail Online, 05/09/09

Well I’m not so sure that you couldn’t make it, but I do know you very easily could fail to do even the basic amount of fact checking and wind up looking like a fool. Ask Littlejohn, he’ll tell you.   Read the rest of this entry »

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