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This KFC advert is the most complained ad in history

THE most complained about advert in history is….this 2005 Kentucky Fried Chicken advert.

Wear your gong with pride, KFC.

The KFC Zinger ad is, according to the Advertising Standards Authority’s list of most-upsetting adverts, the most disgusting, scooping a record 1,671 complaints. (Is that all? – ed).

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Posted: 30th, May 2012 | In: The Consumer | Comment

Ron Greenslade, The Daily Express, Deadly Cancer Jabs And How Global Warming Triggers Nuclear War

jab-as-deadly-as-cancerThe death of Natalie Morton was linked to the Express’s headline that cancer jab was a killer. Only the science was nonsense, as Ben Goldacre spots. The Guardian’s Roy Greenslade uses the story as a stick to beat the Express. But the Guardian is far from perfect when it comes to its biased reporting on science, like climate change…

SCARE story of the week went to the Daily Express for following the death of Natalie Morton with this front-page headline


Readers were told:

The cervical cancer vaccine [Cervarix] may be riskier and more deadly than the cancer it is designed to prevent, a leading expert who developed the drug has warned. She also claimed the jab would do nothing to reduce the rates of cervical cancer in the UK.

Speaking exclusively to the Sunday Express, Dr Diane Harper, who was involved in the clinical trials of the controversial drug Cervarix, said the jab was being ‘overmarketed’ and parents should be properly warned about the potential side effects.”

Gary Andrews observes:

Now, with the death of Natalie Morton, hours after she’d received the cervical cancer vaccine jab [1] was always going to lead to some interesting reporting. Some has been good, some has been bad and some has been scaremongering. Especially after the point where it was established that she died from a tumour and not the jab.

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Posted: 10th, October 2009 | In: Reviews | Comment