Daily Mail



  • Institution: Daily Mail
  • Reporter: Daily Mail Reporter
  • Date: 2011-03-15
  • Score: 11
  • Link to Article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1366126/Japan-earthquake-tsunami-Chilling-echoes-Hiroshimas-destruction.html
  • Reporting faults and errors: Headline: "The nightmare returns: Chilling echoes of Hiroshima's destruction in images from the aftermath of tsunami"; Meaningless image archives of Nagasaki and Hiroshima in 1945 as if people will connect the two with Fukushima Dai-ichi's troubles.
  • Description: Photo agencies making few pounds by selling black and white images of Japan. We hope they will donate the money to the devastated areas! Outrageous and insensitive.
  • JPquake Editor: HF


  • Institution: Daily Mail
  • Reporter: David Williams
  • Date: 2011-03-15
  • Score: 8
  • Link to Article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1366093/Japan-faces-2nd-earthquake-tsunami-2-000-bodies-wash-ashore.html
  • Reporting faults and errors: Headline: "Tide of death: 2,000 bodies wash ashore on one stretch of coast"
  • Description: As of March 15th, the only report that shocked domestic citizens of Japan was one beach in Wakabayashi, Sendai City which, according to a police report from the helicopter, found 200 to 300 bodies. This writer may dismiss it as "minor error due to confusion" or et cetera, but counting the number of souls should be dealt more sensitively and shouldn't be exaggerated.
  • JPquake Editor: HF, KR


  • Institution: Daily Mail
  • Reporter: unnamed
  • Date: 2011-04-02
  • Score: 10
  • Link to Article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1371793/Japan-nuclear-crisis-Fukushima-plant-entombed-concrete-radiation-leak.html
  • Reporting faults and errors: Headline: "The 100-year battle to make Fukushima safe: Grim prediction as brave workers expect to 'die within weeks"
  • Description: 1-another "die in weeks" comment with no scientific and medical report to back it up.
     2- View of Dr. John Price is introduced but the speculation is far fetched: "radiation leaks will continue and it could take 50 to 100 years before the nuclear fuel rods have cooled enough to be removed" In reality, automatic shutdown were complete after the quake, then tsunami disabled the electricity afterward so the actual fuel rods in No 1 to 3 reactors do not produce new radiation components. The reactor core itself has not been confirmed that it is in anyway damaged by the officials. Nuclear Physics 101: current state of fuel rods will be cooled in few months to a year as it is covered in water, not 100 years.

  • JPquake Editor: HF