Several journalists who had banked on a good lunch by making something out of nothing were completely dumbfounded.
One journalist who did not wish to be made said:
I don't know what's going on! We spend years talking to people, then take one unguarded comment completely out of context, misquote it, make a story and ruin someones life, sells lots of news papers and so on, but this time, it seems not to have worked. I am shocked!Another older and wiser journalist intervened saying:
Yes, but if we keep this rubbish up long enough, and tell each side lies about each other, you never know what might happen. There are legs on this story yet.So there we are then. A story journalists have made.... or what?
The BBC has this.
PS sorry for not posting for a while.