The World Health Organisation has been forced to retract claims that crisis-hit Greeks are intentionally injecting themselves with the HIV virus to collect state benefits almost two months after the shocking allegation was revealed in a report that triggered global media coverage. Blaming the mistake on an "editing error", the Geneva-based body issued an unreserved apology on Tuesday, saying it had been wrong to claim that "about half" of the debt-stricken country's new HIV infections had been self-inflicted.Two months? Way to get on that folks. Beaten even by a 60 Minutes producer.
Of course, corrections are only for some folks -- better to perpetuate lies that keep you employed as a pundit.
[cross-posted at Firedoglake]
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