Every so often newspapers find out what we already know – that human beings take their main course of facts with a side dish of irony, humour and irreverency. The renaming of the concert “The Big Chill” from “The Wanky Balls Festival” should probably have set off warning bells in the mind of the editor if not the journalist. Ah well. Live and Learn.
It won’t surprise you that Big Chill was never called Wanky Balls, Sweaty Nads, Greasy Schlong or anything else for that matter because you see, the bone idle newsrag decided to believe something that was written on a Wikipedia page about the event (screengrab here).
We think you lot should now see this as a challenge to add horsepiss facts to Wikipedia pages before a prominent event is due to receive coverage, to see if you can get them published. Send us the clippings, of course.
No wonder newspapers hate us (by us I mean “readers”, otherwise known as wikipedians, bloggers, social media creators/distributors).
The Independent is a British newspaper published by Alexander Lebedev‘s Independent Print Limited. It is nicknamed the Indy, while the Sunday edition, The Independent on Sunday, is the Sindy. Launched in 1986, it is one of the youngest UK national daily newspapers. The daily edition was named National Newspaper of the Year at the 2004 British Press Awards. Originally a broadsheet newspaper, since 2003 it has been published in a tabloid format. The Independent is regarded as leaning to the left politically, although it has not affiliated itself to any political party and a range of views can be found on its editorial and comment pages.
The paper had a certified average daily circulation of 183,547 copies in February 2010, down 10.88% from the previous year
From Wikipedia so may or may not be true.
Good thing it’s not from Murdoch’s stable, behind the paywall. I’d be sued for copyright for reporting on a pay-for article ripped from Wikipedia. ^.^