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News Corp Reporter Slap-fight! Feel the Sting!

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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POLICING THEMSELVES Sting, Trudie Styler (Photo: Getty Images) In more New York Post whoops news, even its sister outlet, Fox, is calling BS on an item. A reporter covering Sting and Trudie Styler's Rainforest Foundation charity completely blew it, wrote Roger Friedman on Sunday. "The writer got it wrong, and left no chance for rebuttal. It was a smear, a hit and run. So let's correct it."

A smack always hurts worse when it comes from your big brother.

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But the Post, citing watchdog organization Charity Hound, reported that only 41 percent of the fund raised from last year's concert went to rainforest programs and referred to documents that seem to indicate the charity is hoarding donations. Reporter Isabel Vincent claimed to have made numerous fruitless attempts to contact Sting and Styler via their reps.

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