An astonishing confession on one of the Telegraph's blogs today. United States editor Tony Harnden reveals that his report on Saddam Hussein's hanging was largely made up. He actually wrote his report before the tyrant dangled because he had to meet his London deadline. Then reality caught him out. Tunbridge Wells is outraged. Here's an extract and the link:
"You're right that writing about Saddam's hanging before it happened was not my finest hour. It was one of those tricky journalistic challenges when no matter how much you hedge and speculate, the reality will always mischievously diverge from the finely-turned piece one filed."