The government and the media – especially the right-wing press and the BBC, seeking to damage public confidence in the NHS and ultimately to attack it directly, turned an artefact of bad statistics into a headline to bash the NHS and the Labour party’s strength on it:The truth? A full, independent clinical review of deaths at the hospital revealed maybe one avoidable death. Not 400. Not 1200. One. Maybe.Not only that, but crucial information had been deliberately omitted from the report, the report’s conclusions were completely misrepresented by both media and Tory politicians – and some organisations with a financial stake in the outcome made even more outlandish claims to stoke the furore.