Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Express admits publishing made-up quotes

From the Express:

On October 13 we published an article supplied by Men's Health headed "9 simple steps to lower your blood pressure".

The article referred to advice given by Professors Cappuccio and Ferro.

We are happy to make clear that neither professor contributed to the article and did not give the quotes attributed to them.

They state that the advice given does not reflect current national guidelines and dissociate themselves from it.

Matt Barbour's original article (cached) contained seven quotes attributed to the two men. So that's seven deceptions in one short piece.

And the paper doesn't even apologise for it.

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