Cherie Blair - My Fake Diary

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Monday, 3 September 2012

Eleven years ago, the Independent's Guy Keleny began the column that would become Errors and Omissions. Now, 600 editions down the line, John Rentoul presents a selection of his finest pedantry - this was one with me in it...

September 30 2006

Monday's paper contained a crashingly uninformative picture caption.

On the Labour conference page was a "stand-alone" picture with no story.

The caption said: "Cherie Blair wears a mask as she tosses a pancake during a tour of the stands at the G-Mex Centre in Manchester yesterday." That was it.

Mrs Blair was in fact wearing not a mask but a blindfold, as the picture shows.

But why was she trying to toss a pancake blindfolded? And did she succeed?

Whoever allowed this deplorable caption into the paper clearly did not credit the likes of y...

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