Transfer Balls: Ricky Lambert Is Not Exclusive To Liverpool
TRANSFER balls: The Daily Mirror calls itself “the intelligent tabloid”. Knowing that, readers will admire the intelligence behind today’s “EXCLUSIVE” that Ricky Lambert could be leaving Southampton for Liverpool.
More intelligent readers may recalls a similar story on the Guardian website on May 29, posted at 8pm:
Liverpool offer Southampton £4m plus add-ons for Rickie Lambert
An hour earlier than that the Mail announced:
Rickie Lambert set for £4m Liverpool move after Reds hold talks with Southampton over England striker
One minute later, John Cross delivered his version of the same story for Mirror readers online.
So. How can it be an “exclusive” one day later? Is the Mirror seriously claiming credit for breaking a story that also appeared in at least two rival newspapers?
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