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Wednesday, 20 November 2002

"Americans ignorant of UK kinsfolk", Guardian reporters ignorant of fact checking

The Guardian takes delight in reporting that Tourism Minister Kim Howells' assertion that "most Americans are so ignorant of their kinsfolk in Britain they believe the UK is a far off country "somewhere" in the Middle East":

"Very often people do not understand the title of the country," Dr Howells told MPs of Commons culture select committee yesterday. "In America, people had heard of London, some had heard of England, no one had heard of the United Kingdom - they thought it was somewhere in the Middle East." [more]

The Guardian would do well to improve their fact checking. Later in the article:

England and Britain are well known brands, they said, but the UK hardly registered. Even high-placed Americans struggle with the title. Foreign Office mandarins had to have a quiet word with American diplomats in 1998 after the CIA world factbox said that 1801 marked the date of the UK's "independence". (emphasis added)

Er, that'd be the CIA World Factbook, no?

Then again, this is the paper that's earned the nickname The Grauniad for its sensational typos.

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