In 2011, an article in The Age accused Detective Paul Dale of nodding ‘off for a quick power nap’ while a notorious gangland figure escaped from the back of an armed robbery squad car in 1990. Only problem was that Paul Dale was never an armed robbery squad detective, and in 1990 was a 20-year-old junior constable, nowhere near the gangland action. But in Dale’s case, the media have never let the truth get in the way of a good story.