Who could forget the Sun's homophobic, fictional article about Boy George eyeing up Jack Tweed in the prison showers?
And the latest example is on the front of today's Sun, which was nothing more than what a 'prison insider' had claimed about Stephen Griffiths.
The News of the World's Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe fuming after parole bid knocked back explained:
Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe will NOT walk free after a judge ruled out evidence from his Broadmoor psychiatrist, we can reveal.
The serial killer is fuming after his lawyers broke the news at a crunch meeting this week.
Sutcliffe, 63, had pinned his hopes of winning his High Court bid for parole after 30 years behind bars on a report by Dr Kevin Murray saying he posed a "low" risk of re-offending.
A source told us: "Peter was shown a list of people for whom life means life, including Ian Brady, to spell out that he's in the same boat. He's moaning that he's been stitched up."
Sadly a few days ago, it rather fell apart, when the paper had to publish this:
In an April 18 article, we wrongly reported that Peter Sutcliffe learned at a legal meeting that a bid for parole had been denied after a judge ruled out a report from his Broadmoor psychiatrist.
We now accept that our report, published in good faith, was inaccurate.
Peter Sutcliffe has not applied for parole, nor did any such meeting or judicial ruling of any sort take place. We are happy to set the record straight and regret the inaccuracies.
Three things: first, no mention in the clarification of Sutcliffe 'moaning' and 'fuming'.
Second, the typical expression of regret, but the complete inability to apologise. They 'regret' telling lies, but aren't sorry for misleading their readers.
Third, that phrase 'published in good faith' is also typical because, once again, it shows a newspaper can't just say 'yes, we got it wrong, we're sorry'.
They (very probably) paid for the tip and published it without (apparently) doing much fact-checking.
But by saying they published the story in 'good faith', they're saying: it's not really our fault.