The Telegraph pulled a belter today as they published, on their front page, a ‘letter’ that they claimed ‘over 100’ business chiefs had apparently signed!
BBC News and Sky News fell over themselves to try and report the story before the other did while not realising that The Telegraph had set them up – good and proper.
Clearly, neither news operation had bothered to check the date – if they had just looked at their computer screen they would have seen it is 1st April – April Fools’ Day!
As it gradually dawned on the media outlets they slowly started to roll-back on the story and attempt to suggest that they were ‘in on it’ all along and were just playing the game. Yeah, right!