Daily Mail cocks up and publishes picture of UK MP with dildo attached

Here's something for your weekend and one of those "you couldn't make it up" stories.

UK national newspaper the Daily Mail, commonly referred to as the Daily Fail for its mistakes, has messed up once again. The newspaper published a story on its online website with a rather unusual picture of UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne. The photoshopped picture in question seems to have been lifted from Google Images according to The Media Blog who first noticed the mistake.

Oops a daisy? We doubt the editors at the newspaper will go ripping images from the web without double checking in future. We'll let the picture speak for itself, the page is still online with the image. Enjoy.

Update: The image has now been removed.

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It's the inside of his jacket. I came to this conclusion after realizing that, dispite what several other people have said, it does not extend beyond the inside of his jacket.

Now that that is settled, let's start a discussion of why this man has what appears to be a dildo in his right pocket?

It might attempt to look like the inner of his jacket but as Tom keeps pointing out it extends beyond his jacket so can't be the inner

wow since when is neowin a tabloid type site? jokes aside, it does look like the inner lining of the coat when looked at it fast

Spirit Dave said,
This isn't tech news ...

x10000

wow! I thought nobody would come up with this comment!
that's stupid! I come on neowin for TECH news... and now I see this. imo, it belongs to failblog or the like. very unimpressed

Steve Robbins said,
That's blatantly the inside of his jacket, it's even creased at the top. Neowin fail rather than dailyfail I'm afraid.

Very, very much this.

Someone sent me an email with a link to this yesterday morning - had a laugh, and thought nothing more of it. Can't believe they still haven't corrected it - Daily Fail indeedy.

Chun.Yin said,
I'm sure nobody is that stupid to put on a suit, hang a dildo and walk right out to the public.

No you're correct, you're missing the point here. The picture is photoshopped and the Daily Mail lifted it from Google Images and published it by mistake.

Azies said,
Really? It's just the inside of his jacket. lol

No it's not lol. We just updated the image for those who have impaired vision

ccoltmanm said,

On second thought yeah I'd agree.

No. It's a black rubber dildo. I can tell from the shadows, and from having seen many a black rubber dildo in my day.

Azies said,
Really? It's just the inside of his jacket. lol

Correction: the inside of his cheap jacket.
The anniversary of Debian and the open source release of Broadcom drivers were not good enough material for the front page, but a cheap jacket is. FML.

tiagosilva29 said,

Correction: the inside of his cheap jacket.
The anniversary of Debian and the open source release of Broadcom drivers were not good enough material for the front page, but a cheap jacket is. FML.

Nope it.s a badly photoshopped picture lifted from google images, daily fail failed to spot it, serves them right tbh for stealing images.

Hmm, kind of looks like to me it is just the shiny inside of his jacket. Looks more like a poor photoshop job then anything else. But it could be a yeah, one of those.

DirtyLarry said,
Hmm, kind of looks like to me it is just the shiny inside of his jacket. Looks more like a poor photoshop job then anything else. But it could be a yeah, one of those.

Poor Photoshop job, looks real to me. Of course, I've never taken a picture of a shiny metal dildo before. I bet it shines

ccoltmanm said,

Poor Photoshop job, looks real to me. Of course, I've never taken a picture of a shiny metal dildo before. I bet it shines


Look at the bottom curve, it is the same curve as the outside edge on the right side of the jacket. The reason I say poor photoshop job is almost all the time when photos are posted online someone messes with the levels and the contrast of the image as well, so that would indeed make the shiny inside appear way more shiny then it actually was, so yeah, I am sticking to the inside of his jacket, even with the close up.

DirtyLarry said,

Look at the bottom curve, it is the same curve as the outside edge on the right side of the jacket. The reason I say poor photoshop job is almost all the time when photos are posted online someone messes with the levels and the contrast of the image as well, so that would indeed make the shiny inside appear way more shiny then it actually was, so yeah, I am sticking to the inside of his jacket, even with the close up.

Huh, are you serious? It's clearly NOT lining from a jacket regardless of contrast or hue adjustments. The jacket isn't shiny inside either. Add to the fact that the Daily Mail makes these kind of mistakes weekly and the fact that George Osborne is regarded as a cock in the UK then it's 100% a photoshopped dildo.

xendrome said,
Well if it is the inside of his jacket, it's the first time I have seen a jacket with simulated veins...

Also, if it's his jacket then why does the "silk lining" extend beyond the outer fabric of the jacket?!

Tom W said,

Also, if it's his jacket then why does the "silk lining" extend beyond the outer fabric of the jacket?!

pfft easy, hes never had "the" snip

Fubar said,
daily fail is nothing but a joke anyway, surprised they are not covering some crap about diana tbh

That's the Daily Express, the Daily Fail focuses more on how teaspoons give you cancer and that the BBC is the root of all evil