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January 16, 2007

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jimmy

Sorry to be a party-pooper, but this is not fisking, which going by the definition on the homepage, is a point-by-point refutation of points made in some article or other.

I agree the Independent may indeed want to maximise them-and-us feeling in its use of imagery and headline. To be fair, though, the picture looks to be of an ordinary man going about country business.

It wouldn't surprise me if this man were never to have used the words "tally ho". In view of this, I wonder whence the headline? (No, seriously it's clear why the headline was chosen, and it's mischievous, but not dishonest).

This front page not the best target for fisking, perhaps. I'll bet the story itself contains enough good material though - maybe fisk that.

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