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Lazy hacks seize on report
26/06/2009, 9:49 am
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Journalists on hard pressed newspaper titles are reporting spurious surveys to fill space, according to a survey released today.

The survey, commissioned by Space Fillers Ltd, revealed that as many as 57.445383453487% of stories appearing in the South Wales Echo were just rewritten press releases that journalists had received by email.

One hack, who refused to be named, said: “I don’t see what the fuss is about.”  However, Neil Iberal of the Campaign to Refuse to Accept Press Releases (CRAP), said: “This is yet another scandalous example of lazy hacks calling up a campaign group for an easy quote. The Welsh public should not accept it.”

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