The Express says sorry about telling a complete whopper last week:
FURTHER to our article “Now the EU spouts off...about our milk jugs” on February 3, we have been asked to point out that there is no proposed EU ban on milk jugs or any other milk containers.
The tests referred to in our articles were carried out by the University of Valencia, not at the behest of any agency of the EU.
The European Commission entirely shares the advice of the UK’s Food Standards Agency, that milk jugs that are clean and stored appropriately before and after filling are totally in line with EU legislation.
In fact, it wasn't just the EU 'spouting off' according to the Express. As Tabloid Watch recorded, they'd actually said "Euro meddlers rule we can't have milk jugs". Which is something entirely different and implied that the EU would be banning them. Which of course they weren't.
I imagine if you're a teacher you often have to deal with kids who won't accept any form of punishment, and keep doing the same thing; or if you're a magistrate you'll keep seeing the same recidivist faces turning up in court, for the same old crimes. The Express is a bit like that, I think. It's never going to change its ways. It'll say sorry when there is a subject of the story who can prove they've done wrong, or threaten to sue.
Much easier, then, to simply target a huge mass of people instead:
The use of the word 'handed' is ridiculous - immigrants presumably get jobs by turning up to job interviews. The use of 'invasion' is unforgivable, and a disgrace to any pretence of journalism at the Express.
Just like those pesky kids in school, or recidivist cons, it's not that the Express doesn't know any better; it knows better, all right. It'll say sorry sometimes, but then just keep on doing what it's doing. Keep on spreading the same old pack of lies; keep on using the same dog-whistle terminology over immigration. They're not going to change because they just don't care.