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Press Council agrees with me

By Steven | December 22, 2010

You might remember that I lambasted the Sunday Star-Times for its misleading front-page headline “Sex attack gets drunk driver off”. The story was about a woman convicted of drunk driving who hadn’t even appealed that conviction, only her sentence.

Well, Andrew Geddis was equally incensed, and complained to the Press Council. It upheld the complaint.

Topics: Media ethics, Press Council | 2 Comments »

2 Responses to “Press Council agrees with me”

  1. Graeme Edgeler Says:
    January 7th, 2011 at 12:59 am

    Please correct me if I am mistaken, but is the only reason you surmised that the Sunday Star-Times was wrong was that they gave you all the information you needed to work that out?


  2. Steven Says:
    January 18th, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Fair point. But research shows that the vast bulk of people read no further than the headline. And anyone who bought the paper on the strength of that headline would have been misled or disappointed.


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