Nov 182011
 

From the Daily Mail

Poultry Production

An article in Good Health this week included quotes from an expert who suggested that hormones are used in poultry production and that chickens reared for meat are kept in battery cages.

In fact it is illegal to use hormonal growth promoters in all livestock in the EU and battery cages are only permitted where chickens are farmed for their eggs.

[This article has not been corrected on the Mail web site]

Unemployment

While a recent opinion piece was right to point out that unemployment in Britain is below that of many of our major competitors, the correct figure should have been 8.1 per cent rather than 7.1 per cent.

[Not enough information to identify this story on the Mail web site]

  One Response to “Corrections and Clarifications 18 Nov 2011”

  1. You note:

    “Unemployment

    While a recent opinion piece was right to point out that unemployment in Britain is below that of many of our major competitors, the correct figure should have been 8.1 per cent rather than 7.1 per cent.

    [Not enough information to identify this story on the Mail web site]”

    I can tell you where it came from – this is the same piece which they had to apologise to me about (listed a couple of items below on your site). It has been corrected now although not noted:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2050267/UK-economic-outlook-Its-time-stopped-talking-Britain-down.html

    Two points to note –

    1. it took them a full month to correct this basic error (the stats are on the front page of the ONS website) even though I pointed it out at the time to both the Mail and Mr Brummer (at the same time I complained to the PCC about the reference to me, for which they were forced to apologise).

    2. The original article contained a further obvious error (about GDP growth) in a chart. This has now been removed, although they didn’t bother to publish a correction.

    3. I didn’t bother to complain about the labelling of our chart as “misleading” even though it obviously isn’t – it shows exactly what it says it shows. Fullfact did a blog on this.

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