Downhill all the way

Sad decline in standards at the Daily Express. Here is a paper which once seemed never to have left the Second World War period, but which now employs writers (or sub-editors) who don’t have its essential facts and figures at their fingertips. Above is a screengrab from a preview article for a TV programme which appeared over the Christmas period, under the byline of one Adam Edwards. One problem, Mr Edwards – the RAF never had a 633 Squadron. The number was used for a fictional squadron, in a film of the same name, which was made in 1964… Perhaps you got the music muddled up?

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2 thoughts on “Downhill all the way

  1. Colin Barron January 8, 2011 / 4:37 pm

    Well said.
    I actually sent a letter to the “Daily Express” pointing this out but they never published it. Do good newspapers not have an obligation to admit when they have made a mistake?

  2. shortfinals January 30, 2011 / 6:30 am

    I must admit that when I come back to Blighty for my annual circuit around the surviving family members, I find things going from bad to worse.
    I do so hope that no-one takes offence at my recent blog entry on Sir Barnes Wallis and the ‘Upkeep’ mine? I tried to keep things as accurate as I could.

    http://shortfinals.wordpress.com

    Cheers!

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