Surely the Daily Telegraph…

…can’t be this dumb… can they? (Obviously they can be)

I was looking for news coverage of the Swann/Costello debate and had to take this screenshot of the front page of the Daily Telegraph website.

The banner which I’ve circled in blue is an attack on protesters who held up a sign but got the letters around the wrong way.

Apparently this is big news for the Daily Telegraph, pointing out that handful of protesters had made an error, a big enough deal that they labelled it a “shame”. This caught my attention first as I couldn’t believe they felt like this was news worthy.

But then, I scrolled down the page to the part I’ve marked with a red circle and saw how they’d spelt Howard!

Surely even the Daily Telegraph can’t be that dumb?

Daily Telegraph screenshot


  1. Posted 30 October 2007 at 3:05 pm | Permalink

    Amusingly, they are.

    I watched the debate on Channel 9 – the worm was firmly in Swanns positive side. On the question of IR laws, Costello said “I think we’ve got the balance right.” to which the worm plummeted. It actually bounced before flatlining…

  2. Posted 30 October 2007 at 5:34 pm | Permalink

    The error the Daily Telegraph made on the front page of their website is even funnier when seen in the context of what they wrote about the protesters making a spelling mistake.,22049,22669519-5013922,00.html

    The caption on the photo of the protesters says “D’oh … the goons yesterday.” And the link to the article in their election section was titled “Demonstrating dopes sign off”.

    Apparently making a spelling error classifies you as a dope and a goon. Yep, sounds like the Daily Telegraph.

  3. Posted 1 November 2007 at 12:02 pm | Permalink

    Real important maybe someone should write a book about it

  4. Posted 20 November 2007 at 10:02 pm | Permalink

    I sent this story to Media Watch and they aired an article about it. You can read the transcript and watch the clip here:…s/s2082207.htm