The Sun’s article on British drone strike

The Sun (September 8, 2015)The-sun-newspaper-logo
Headline reads: “Wham! Bam! Thank you Cam”

The announcement of Britain’s first drone strike against an IS militant in Syria has proven to be very popular among the press. The Sun’s article on the issue claims that “RAF blitz jihadi plotters after 3-month hunt, as Queen murder plan is foiled” insisting there was a direct threat to the British Monarch. Reading the House of Common’s transcript, where the drone strike was announced to the public, on September 7th, 2015 there was no mention of a direct threat to the British Monarch’s life as a justification for the strike. Using unsourced and misleading claims hints at the unsatisfactory standards of the organisation.

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