Dominic Cummings’ fake news

Dominic Cummings’ fake news
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With characteristic verve, former Vote Leave campaign chief Dominic Cummings has taken to his blog to brand the latest DCMS select committee report ‘fake news from the fake news committee.’

But has the high priest of fighting fake news being practising what he preaches when it comes to spreading false information? Mr S has cause for concern.

Addressing the committee, he quotes the line ‘The truth? You can’t handle the truth!’ from the 90s film classic A Few Good Men, which he attributes to Tom Cruise. Clearly Cummings’ film knowledge is not up to scratch, while Cruise did star in the film, the quote itself was said by his co-star Jack Nicholson.

Happily, Cummings has since issued an apology:

[Pps. Sorry for mis-remembering Tom Cruise/Jack Nicholson to those who messaged.]

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