Perhaps I should have added "or any other newspaper" ? Journalists are just people with an opinion who can string a word or two together and have the "honour" of giving their opinions to other people. Some you will agree with, others you won't but their opinion is no more valid than anyone else's. Whilst you may agree with what they say, it is important that you understand it is just an opinion and, therefore, may not be correct. As has been proved, they are not illiterate, certainly those who were charged in the first run at least. Journalists flower up their reports with language the reader wants to hear and Max Hastings is probably one of the best at that - he knows his market- and many Mail readers would have nodded their head and said "spot on", because they have read what they want to read. Being a good Journalist, which I am not doubting, does not make him factually correct or any more correct than anyone else which was my point, perhaps I didn't make it very well. As soon as you start believing it is fact instead of opinion (whether you share the views or not) you start to blur the lines of truth "Never believe all you read and only half of what you see and hear"