It is always fun when a hoaxed piece of research gets past all the filters and makes the newspapers, but what does it teach us? This is a video report from the Hungry Beast team in Australia, “proving” which part of Australia is the most gullible. The answer is, apparently, “the media”.
Link, in case the video doesn’t embed properly.
Here’s a different example from last week: Andrew Lansley’s insurance of a painting and medal on his Expenses as an MP.
All the papers quoted a value of 3500 ukp, except for the Independent which quoted a *premium* of 3500 ukp. Continue reading