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PCC upholds complaint against Daily Star 'Muslim-only loos' story



 The PCC has adjudicated on a complaint lodged by a reader against the Daily Star on the paper’s inaccurate and inflammatory coverage of ‘squat’ toilets that were installed in a Rochdale shopping centre.

The PCC upholding the complaint on the paper’s breach of clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editor’s Code of Practice, stated:

"In this prominent story, there were two clear errors of fact which, in the circumstances, would have misled readers in a significant manner: the toilets could not be described as "Muslim only"; and were not paid for by the local council. While the newspaper had accepted that the article was wrong - and offered to correct the item - the Commission was particularly concerned at the lack of care the newspaper had taken in its presentation of the story. This led to a breach of Clause 1 of the Code which makes clear that newspapers must "take care not to publish inaccurate, misleading or distorted information". The complaint was upheld."

Read the full PCC judgment here.









Last Updated on Monday, 27 September 2010 16:16

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0 #1 Daily \"Toilet Paper\" Star....UK Lad 2010-10-01 15:40
No wonder we get toilet news from this filthy rag.
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