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The Mumbai Mirror makes the most sarcastic newspaper "correction" of all time

Offers "sincere and unconditional hypocrisy".

The Mumbai Mirror has published one of the most passive aggressive non-correcting corrections this mole has ever seen:

It reads:

For the past 12 years we have been writing about the chief minister of Gujarat as being responsible for the happenings in his state.

We called him a communalist with no grip on his administration. A man unable to curb violence against thousands of citizens, and who showed laxity in prosecuting its perpetrators.

Now that he is clearly ahead in the polls we realise we have been utterly mistaken.

He is in fact a visionary with a total grip on his administration. His revolutionary view on development has made life better for thousands of citizens.

We are shocked by our misidentification and we offer Mr Modi our most sincere and unconditional hypocrisy.

Signed,

All journalists and anchors

BURN.

Update: Aaker Patel, in whose column the "clarification" appears, makes a habit of poking fun at the Indian prime ministerial candidate - here he is offering Modi action figures for sale, which he says are "not suitable for thinking adults".

I'm a mole, innit.

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Word of the week: Michellania


Each week The Staggers will pick a new word to describe our uncharted political and socioeconomic territory. 

After brash Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump paraded his family at the national convention, the word of the week is:

Michellania (n)

A speech made of words and phrases gathered from different sources, such as Michelle Obama speeches and Rick Astley lyrics.

Usage: 

"I listened hard, but all I heard was michellania."

"Can you really tell the difference between all this michellania?"

"This michellania - you couldn't make it up."

Articles to read if you're sick of michellania:

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