"UFO hits wind turbine": World-class journalism from News International

Martin Belam by Martin Belam, 5 November 2009

I've got no qualms with the News International corporate site claiming that each of their newspapers is a leader in their field - the audience figures speak for themselves, especially in print.

I just wonder, if I'd been putting the banner graphic together, whether I'd have picked The Sun's thoroughly debunked "UFO hits wind turbine" front page as the image to set against the claim of 'world-class journalism'...

5 Comments

Haha I don't think they could have picked a worse title! Unless they have one involving Elvis or Bigfoot perhaps.

Thanks for the laugh!

Wow, UFO news in frontpage. It's a good promotion for alien..:).

Anything can be a ufo if it can't be identified, it doesn't mean its an alien object.

Indeed, but if you read the original story talking about a "massive ball of light with tentacles going right down to the ground", the implication is very clear that this is the work of little anti-green men.

The Sun certainly is a leader in its field, that being sensationalist rubbish. Therefore I see no problem with the banner !!
I suppose it can be a fun read occasionally when you find a copy in the barbers.

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