Guardian apologises for falling for Corbyn PR stunt


“Traingate” seems to have developed as much from Guardian flaws as Guardian strengths.

The video of Jeremy Corbyn sitting on the floor of a train, disclosed exclusively online on 16 August, was mistakenly treated by the Guardian more as freelance journalism than what it actually was: a kind of gonzo news release by two Corbyn supporters.

Basically they ran a press release word for word as a news story.

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