The Daily Star was a little desperate for a breaking story last week as the red top tabloid strongly misled the public on a story concerning a member of the x-factors winning girl group Little Mix.
The newspaper reported that the father of the Little Mix singer was jailed for killing amateur boxer Paul Reidy in1985, after a fight broke out outside a London nightclub.
The article went on (of course, in smaller writing) to explain that Jesy’s father’s conviction of murder was actually overturned on appeal.
To top it all off, the newspapers TV reporter retold the story to his Twitter followers by accidentally declaring it was Jesy herself who “killed a man in 1985″:
“Little Mix’s Jesy Nelson killed a man in 1985. Full story only in tomorrow’s Daily Star”
Realising his mistake, the tweet was quickly deleted and replaced with a tweet that claimed “It was her Dad“.
This again, of course, isn’t true.