So the Daily Express came out with this front page yesterday. Spot the mistake?
Well yes, it does claim the Daily Express is the “World’s Greatest Newspaper”; a bizarrely optimistic claim that it decides to make at every printing. That is probably the most glaring error. (Why, I might add, being 5p achieve than the other rag, the Daily Mail, is an achievement; who knows?
The other is that while the British Equestrian Team did win the dressage team gold; the photo on the cover is not them. Oh dear…
No, it is, in fact, the Dutch Team. I mean, its a normal mistake to make. It’s not like they are wearing completely different – extremely Dutch – colours or anything. Oh wait, they are; even a cursory glance could see the Orange beaming out from all the red, white and blue.
Also, it’s pretty obvious their medals aren’t gold either.
It’s incredible that a national newspaper could make sure a high-profile blundering mistake.
That’s standout journalism for you.