ANKEBORG/DUCKBURG — They're not ashamed to play dirty. They harass celebrities to up their site visits (and get prosecuted in court for it). They organise hate campaigns against innocent people (and sometimes get them sent to prison until the judicial system wakes up). They recently made a tempest out of a word all of them use all the time. They published Julian Assange's name against their code of publicist ethics because they knew how much they'd profit by it.
And they've even accused WikiLeaks of conducting smear campaigns against them.
But today's catastrophe sets a new standard for tabloid journalism worldwide: a new world order where even the most casual research isn't necessary - just print any shit you want. Let the ducks suck away.
Rupert Murdoch take note: you still have some decency remaining. But try with a trip to Expressen's HQ in Marieberg Sweden to learn how to lose what you've got left.
Trenterx had found (or uploaded) a FOI document online with information about Swedish-Cuban relations (and a few spicy details about a certain miss known to create headlines). After a few false starts with an incorrectly formulated URL, the others kicked into gear and started looking at the file. http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/9430/assangebilaga.pdf
Trenterx continued throughout that day to report on the South American aspects of the documents. The documents include a scan of the formal entreaty sent by Ecuador to Sweden regarding questioning Assange in Knightsbridge - which the Swedes in their famous fashion stamped, processed, then dutifully ignored.
By this time, the news was all over the Twittersphere. All @wikileaks did was call attention to what half the duckpond were already tweeting about.
Truth of Expressen is Stranger than Fiction
But those ever-vigilant 'investigative reporters' Hanna Jakobson and Oscar Julander at Expressen got to work. Under the caring and expert tutelage of editor-in-chief Thomas Mattsson, they wrote their own version of the truth - 'stranger than fiction'.
'WikiLeaks Have Released Swedish Documents'
Ahem. Expressen have done some pretty dumb (and criminal and unforgivable) things in their day, but this may top all.