Yesterday the Daily Mail splashed with a story on migrants hiding in the back of a truck.
Today, it admitted the story wasn’t entirely true.
The splash claimed: “We’re from Europe – let us in”
But they were not from Europe, they were from Iraq.
That fact was clearly revealed in the original video interview.
Here’s the BBC’s Home Affairs Correspondent Daniel Sandford pointing that out:
@suttonnick Only one problem with the Daily Mail front page. I've listened to the video, and people in lorry clearly say "We're from Iraq"
— Daniel Sandford (@BBCDanielS) June 15, 2016
Being from Iraq would have dented the Mail’s narrative of course. That would also make them refugees, not economic migrants.
Today the Mail has published a little correction
(hat tip Jack Shickler)
The Daily Mail blames a news agency, despite the mistake being clearly obvious to anyone who watched the clip.
Is it because the Mail wants to push an agenda against Europe? Shurely shome mishtake?