Tabloid Watch spotted an interesting, delayed correction from the UK Sun about pricy bread.
The Sun (along with the Mail, the Mirror, Express and Telegraph), incorrectly reported on gluten-free bread that costs £32.27. While the Express quickly corrected its erroneous story, the Sun waited two months to correct the story. In fact, the gluten-free bread in question, being bought by the NHS, only costs around £2.82, as Tabloid Watch explained.
The correction read:
“We reported on July 19 that the NHS paid £32.27 per loaf of non-gluten bread, given on prescription to sufferers of coeliac disease. In fact, the cost per loaf is around £2.82, £32 being for an average prescription of several loaves. We are happy to make this clear.”
Tabloid Watch also noticed that even though the original article was published on Page 9 of the newspaper and took up all but one column of the page. The correction, however, was on page 6 and only a paragraph long. The headline didn’t disclose it was a correction either.
Tabloid Watch noted that the Mirror, Mail and Telegraph still have not corrected their stories.