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Ian O'Doherty: There but for the grace of God . . .

Published 05/10/2011 | 05:00

As you know, we now live in a 24-hour rolling news cycle, where the race to be the first to break news is more competitive than it has ever been before.

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But in this frenetic environment, with incredible pressure to fill space and hit deadlines, there are times when things will, inevitably, go ever so slightly pear-shaped.

And that's exactly what happened to the Daily Mail in the immediate aftermath of the Amanda Knox acquittal.

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