Sunday Lie gets slapped

I was delighted to hear that the gutter press got slapped in court recently. This relates to the news that the publishers of the Sunday World and its editor have been fined a total of £60,000 over reports it carried about two men facing trial by jury.

Jim McDowell and Sunday Newspapers limited were facing a contempt of court hearing which Brian Kerr described as the most serious of its type.

Brian said the paper had acted in an "astonishingly slipshod way".

"One is driven to the conclusion that the focus of the newspaper was on highly sensationalist reportage, couched in lurid and melodramatic language, rather than, as it should have been, on the checking of elementary facts,"

Of course, it's the Sunday World, that's what they do week in and week out!

Outside the court, McDowell said the newspaper "would continue to do its job".

What is that job exactly? They are nothing more than a mouthpiece for the old RUC and Garda Special Branch.

He concluded with "our job is to expose the godfathers of crime in this society and we will continue to do so to the best of our ability."

LOL, how does that tally when you have so-called journalists that snort more Charlie than an anorexic supermodel?

The Sunday World is a sensationalist rag and always will be. I couldn't be happier with this judgement.

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