Today is the anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster, a terrible tragedy in which 96 people lost their lives. One of the more shocking things to happen in the wake of this disaster was the front page headline printed by The Sun newspaper the next day.
The Sun claimed that LFC fans had looted and even abused the bodies of the dead among other things, all of these claims were quite obviously false and had no evidential backing behind them. Now, this is not going to be a diatribe against The Sun (after all, I think the trustworthiness of the paper is already severely tarnished by the high quantity of breast on its third page) but rather a reminder, especially around this election time, that you shouldn’t believe everything you read in the papers or indeed watch on the TV.
To give us an example of how laughable The Sun is, I present this YouTuber who bought a copy and went through every page demonstrating the utter crud that passes for news to the readership of The Sun:
Another fantastic example of a newspaper publishing only bull crap is the Daily Mail. This right wing fascist manifesto might as well come with a free swastika and a DVD of famous speeches by Apartheid leaders for all the ‘news’ you actually get. A YouTuber recently cottoned onto this fact and decided to express his views through the medium of song:
What is more alarming than the quantity of barefaced lies and racist bias in such papers however, is the quantity of the UK population who are oblivious to the fact that what they’re reading is not worth the bog roll it happens to be printed upon. It’s not as if these are the only two papers which deliver such vast quantities of untruth though, there are plenty more, most of which are little more than porn mags which happen to give their views on current affairs. I fear for the general populace sometimes.