So, About That Journalistic Fact-Checking Thing...

Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth

So, the thing that seperates journalists from the blogger pack is reliability, accuracy, research and fact-checking, right?

So, how come [this happens](
“Girl with a One Track Mind” blogger and author Zoe Margolis has said she is taking legal action against the Independent on Sunday after she was referred to as a “hooker” in a headline.
Note to subs: [Girl with the One Track Mind]( and [Belle de Jour]( are different blogs…
Still, that sort of mistake is a one off, right? [***Wrong***](**.**
Despite us patiently explaining who we were and why we were there ITN’s “journalist” and idiot Phil Reay-Smith went on to describe the Whingers as “die hard *Phantom *fans”. Lawyers have been advised as this is clearly defamation of the most serious kind.
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