How many Sun hacks does it take to cobble together an article missing basic fact checking and sub-editing? The answer today appears to be four, including the odious flannelled fool and non-journalist Master Harry Cole, who claims to be the paper’s political editor. The subject, as with many papers, is restrictions in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Then the Sun contradicts itself (this detail was also noted by the Guardian) as it cautions “Police chiefs would decide where to deploy the military and soldiers would not take over, and currently the National Police Chiefs Council believes: ‘At the moment, no military involvement is necessary, nor do we anticipate this will be needed.’”.
That is the kind of elementary detail that someone entrusted with the job of political editor should know. Yet it has evaded Cole and three of his colleagues.
That’s in addition to frightening readers over a military deployment that is not happening.