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CWG: 'Defusing An Explosive Story'

CWG: 'Defusing An Explosive Story'

First came a 'sting' by Australia's Channel Seven News on 20th September, 2010 that one of their reporters could "breeze in" to what he claimed was Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium, one of the venues of the Common Wealth Games, "with an oversized suitcase" and that while there were "dozens of police" nobody asked him "what it's for" . It was, he claimed, "no ordinary piece of luggage".

On 22nd September, 2010 The Daily Mail claimed:

Security fears at Commonwealth Games as journalist 'carries 200 bombs into the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium'

The story was carried the world-over. Delhi Police rubbished the claims, but it was not believed.

An investigation by Australian broadcaster ABC's Media Watch has backed Delhi Police claims, describing the sting as "sleight of hand," "dishonest" and the reporter as "acting".

ABC's Media Watch has details of the press-coverage, the Delhi Police claims and the result of other investigations into the "sting", in fact going so far as to dismiss the "entire stunt ridiculous and dishonest"

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