Guardian apologises for falling for Corbyn PR stunt

explains:

“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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