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(RNS) Writing on the eve of the departure of world leaders to Johannesburg to attend a memorial service for Mandela, who died last week, Dominic Lawson wrote in the Daily Mail: "He was a giant -- but how absurd for the BBC to compare Mandela to Christ."

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  1. Err. It wasn’t Evan Davis, it was Justin Webb who just asked Jimmy Carte r (prevocatively) if HE thought that Mandela could be compared to Jesus in his influence on humanity? Demol strating the way that stories and journalism work in the web age, this was mis-reported once and has been cut and pasted by a miriad of “journalists” and commentators, whk cannot be bnothered to check the original facts.

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