The Daily Fail Caught in Complete Fabrication
Simon Tomlinson, a writer for The Daily Mail, has been caught out making up a story out of thin air.
Remember the tale of the jilted Polish dentist who pulled all the pearly whites from the mouth of her ex-boyfriend?
Turns out the story has no teeth.
The report that dentist Anna Mackowiak removed all her ex-boyfriend’s teeth after he came into her dental office complaining of a toothache turned out to be false.
The popular story, which included quotes from both parties and ended with statements that Mackowiak was being investigated and that the man had already lost his new girlfriend because of his toothless look, was picked up by Yahoo! News, MSNBC and dozens of other major U.S. media outlets.
The original story was traced back to Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper. The writer Simon Tomlinson, says he does not know where the story originated, despite its bearing his byline. “I’ve drawn a bit of a blank,” he told MSNBC.