The Daily Mail have been caught out hook, line and sinker after publishing an online article linking hook-hand Abu Hamza with Boat Race saboteur Trenton Oldfield. In typical Daily Wail fashion the headline screamed ‘Boat race saboteur sparks outrage again after claiming that hate preacher Abu Hamza should stay in the UK’. Backing this up by saying Trenton Oldfield had tweeted “Abu Hamza is being deported for daring to disagree with the Elite. Disgraceful.”
I wonder if anyone at the Daily Fail thought to check if the @TrentonOldfield twitter account was the real Trenton Oldfield twitter account, before they stuck the swimming saboteur’s picture next to one of hook-hand Hamza?
Errr … no. They didn’t.
It’s a spoof twitter account.
Unsurprisingly, the original Daily Mail Online article has now been removed but thank goodness for screen grab technology, eh. So, for your pleasure, here it is … hook, line and sinker :