So, the thing that seperates journalists from the blogger pack is reliability, accuracy, research and fact-checking, right?
So, About That Journalistic Fact-Checking Thing...
So, how come [this happens](http://www.pressgazette.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=1&storycode=45155)?>
“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](http://girlwithaonetrackmind.blogspot.com/) and [Belle de Jour](http://belledejour-uk.blogspot.com/) are different blogs…
Still, that sort of mistake is a one off, right? [***Wrong***](http://westendwhingers.wordpress.com/2010/03/11/really-old-like-moira-stuart/)**.**>
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.
Only one response is possible:
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