In the article, the Mail journalist, Ross Slater, lied to a volunteer worker at a Citizens Advice Bureau to see how easy it was to get vouchers for a food bank, run by the Trussell Trust. The journalist received a food package after claiming to be an unemployed father of two who was struggling to make ends meet.
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The article had the following sub-heading:
MOS REPORTER GOT 3 DAYS OF GROCERIES…NO QUESTIONS ASKED
However, the journalist slipped up in the article by stating that he only received the voucher after being asked a series of questions. (see picture below).
The Mail is renowned for sloppy reporting but this article has plumbed new depths.
The article has also backfired as donations to the Trussell Trust have surged.
Read the Trussell Trust response here.