The Sun finally apologises for ‘Jewish hitlist’ story


by Rumbold
23rd September, 2009 at 12:50 pm    

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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  1. Yup — on 23rd September, 2009 at 12:57 pm  
  2. persephone — on 23rd September, 2009 at 1:43 pm  

    The Sun should also publish what action they take or took in this instance to verify such stories from an outsider. Plus what they are going to do to avoid being ‘duped’ again.

  3. falcao — on 25th September, 2009 at 9:04 am  

    Damage is already done when toilet trash like The Sun print utter garbage like this hitlist fairytale, they couldn’t care less the damage it does to communities.

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