BBC and STV headlines ‘after’ today little better than pigeon droppings?

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John Robertson
BBC and STV headlines ‘after’ today little better than pigeon droppings?

Pigeon droppings made national news this morning with the headline: ‘Two patients have died after contracting a fungal infection caused by pigeon droppings.’ BBC Scotland then had a longer piece headed: ‘Two patients have dies after falling ill from an infection caused by pigeons.’ Only six sentences later did we hear, quietly inserted, that one patient had died from ‘an unrelated cause’ and that the other’s death was ‘being investigated.’ The headlines are only true in the chronological sense that…

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John Robertson
BBC and STV headlines ‘after’ today little better than pigeon droppings?