Dr Mumbo

Loaded words on a newspaper front page: ‘The Truth’

Dr Mumbo had always assumed that one tabloid headline was so tainted that it would never again be used, not least by a News Corporation paper.

He was wrong.

For those unfamiliar with newspaper history, News International’s The Sun has never fully recovered from the untrue claims it made about football fans at 1989’s Hillsbrough Disaster in the UK in possibly the most notorious front page of all time. To this day, its sales have not fully recovered in North West England. No paper in the UK, he is certain, will ever use the words on a front page again.

The Daily Telegraph does not, Dr Mumbo assumes, know its family history, based on its presentation of the Tom Waterhouse affair today.

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