So now we know.
Next time anyone quotes a Mail story we can all ask if it’s real, or just another Beijing Sunrise.
(not satire – it’s the Daily Mail!)
I’m well aware a blogpost about the Daily Mail making up a story is a bit ‘dog bites man‘ as far as news goes but I couldn’t allow this to pass unnoticed.
A few days ago a Daily Mail article went viral about Beijing residents having to watch fake sunrises on giant TV screens because the pollution there is so bad (warning – link to Daily Mail dross):
Well no prizes for guessing the article was completely made up.
Here’s the full story from Tech in Asia:
Is it really too much to expect our newspapers to contain at least some real news?
An amusing postscript to this is a short Twitter…
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