The Staggers 31 May 2012 Expressing half-truths Lies, damn lies, and Express front-pages Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up The Express' front page today is pretty clear: Doctors earn £110,000 a year?! Well, no. Some doctors earn £110,000 a year. Not that you would know it from the piece, which doesn't source that figure at all. In the commentary next to the lead article, Dr Dan Poulter MP reveals: The average salary of a GP is almost £110,000. So what "£110,000 a year doctors to strike over pay" means is "some doctors who earn £110,000 will strike over pay. Other doctors, who earn less, will also strike." Which reasoning can also work for headlines like "Footballers who have never scored a goal win world cup", "Drug addicts are productive members of society" and "misleading headlines in the Express". › Eva Schloss - full transcript Alex Hern is a technology reporter for the Guardian. He was formerly staff writer at the New Statesman. You should follow Alex on Twitter. Subscribe For daily analysis & more political coverage from Westminster and beyond subscribe for just £1 per month!