"HOME Secretary Jacqui Smith says sorry for pretending stabbings are down.
Falsifying evidence is embarrassing for a minister responsible for fighting crime.
But nobody believed Ms Smith — even BEFORE statistics chief Sir Michael Scholar blew the whistle."
Nobody? Really? Does the Sun really think that its readers are so stupid that they can't remember back to last Friday? From that day's leader:
The Sun then believed the statistics - as long as they confirmed their own prejudices and gave them an opportunity to rail against the ever handy "politically-correct whingers".
Back to today's leader:
"The Home Office is scandalously incompetent, negligent and secretive."
Three adjectives which apply more than adequately also to the Sun.
Update: As Tim points out in the comments, Friday's page 3 girl also believed the knife statistics, making Rebekah Wade an even bigger boob than the ones she publishes.