A few weeks ago, we caught the UK Press Association deliberately mangling facts by misquoting a newspaper report. That was due to '70s hype, the strange affliction gripping so-called journalists, who will take a concrete fact about a past event occurring in, say, the 1980s or 1990s, and rewrite it as '70s, mangling the information from the original news source - and basically telling lies.
For instance, a one-off, out-of-the blue happening in the mid-1980s according to the original news source (and all other sources!) becomes a series of happenings in the '70s and '80s, when reported by the PA.
Today, the Press Association reports:
A Tory spokesman said: "The Labour party needs to drag itself into the 21st century and start apologising to the people of Scotland and Britain for the depth of the recession it's created."
Scotland AND Britain? But Scotland is Britain, Britain came into being because of the Union of England and Scotland.
Another bizarre Press Association mangling of fact? No, not in this case, we suspect. After all, there's no '70s hype involved.