Philip Webster story in The Times suffers major printing error

From a Philip Webster story on The Times website:

It has also emerged that Mr Brown has spent £39 billion in his first seven weeks at No 10.

Sadly, this sentence was hit by a printing error and some text was lost from it. But I can reveal now what The Times really meant to publish was:

The Guardian has done the research and showed that Mr Brown has spent £39 billion in his first even weeks at No 10 but, you know, we just can’t bring outselves to mention that the story was put together by another newspaper or give any credit to that (non-existent, you understand) other newspaper for doing the research that we’ve just used in this sentence, so we’ll just pretend the story sort of oozed out from the ether without anyone from The Guardian having anything to do with it. PS Did we mention that we’re not going to mention it was The Guardian’s story? Good.

PS Best not to tell anyone from The Times to look here.

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  • From what I remember, The Guardian – for example – is rather more generous when the roles are reveresed. But also why should this be standard practice and accepted? Imagine how you’d feel if I kept on lifting stories from your blog but without credit or link … 🙂

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