Richard Bartholomew reports that the Sun, which had claimed in January that a poster on Ummah.com had called for a hitlist of prominent Jews to be drawn up, has apologised to Ummah.com. The poster turned out to be ‘security expert’ Glen Jenvey, who fed the story to the Sun. Last week the Sun finally issued a correction to the story, despite Tim Ireland and friends exposing Glen Jenvey much earlier. This is the first time though that the Sun has actually apologised for its own part in the affair:
“OUR story on January 7 about a ‘hit list’ of top British Jews on the website Ummah.com was based on claims by Glen Jenvey who last week confessed to duping several newspapers and Tory MP Patrick Mercer by fabricating stories about Islamic fundamentalism.
Following Mr Jenvey’s confession, we apologise to Ummah.com for the article which we now accept was inaccurate.”
Update: Yup in the the comments points out the Press Complaints Commission’s reaction to the story, and it seems that no further action will be taken, at least on the part of Ummah.com, who were able to get an apology.
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