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The Daily Mail is usually one of those papers which you either love or hate, almost like a marmite and there probably an equal number on both sides of the fence. So before expressing my opinion on the paper, I must firstly state that it is a god send compared to the ridiculousness of the Sun newspaper. However that on it's own is certainly not an endorsement and it does not have a lot of ground to cover before leaving the Sun in the dirt.
When you read the Daily Mail, it is apparent that it is unashamedly a tory paper. Now there is nothing wrong with that, after all everyone has their own political beliefs but there is something more fundamentally wrong with any paper which chooses to turn a blind eye to the wrong doings of "their side" while relentlessly staying on a moral agenda when the other party perpetrates those actions.
There is also unfortunately a large emphasis on essentially repeating the words which have come from the pr offices of government. This is disappointing because the mark of good journalism is the ability to investigate the story not simply to recycle it.
There are though some good columnists in the Daily Mail who do write with guile and wit and in being fair to the Daily Mail, it has sought to bring to attention the potential dangers of GMO foods, of aspartame etc. However being a newspaper and not a broadsheet, there is also a tendency to also focus on the more trivial celebrity stories to and the minor political stories.
The sports pages are very detailed and probably amounts to the best part of the newspaper. The writers are passionate and clearly it is something of a labour of love to them with extensive coverage of many sports.
Overall there are some things to like about the paper but it also feels as if this only a small window which never really attempts to broaden it's perspective beyond a few risque articles which although admirable, should set the table, not be an after thought.
The Daily Mail is a daily British 'news' paper. I hate it. Let's just take a look at one of the articles in today's edition (I went online, I refuse to buy it) - it's about Diversity, the dance group, who won Britain's Got Talent. One of it's mixed race members is described as 'frizzy-haired.' Now this may seem like a small thing, but I think it says it all about the ethos of the Daily Mail. The lad has an afro, he's mixed-race, it's not 'frizzy'.
I'm sick of the influence of the DM, it's a nasty newspaper (let's take any subject we can and blame it on immigration). It harks back to some England (the soft thud of a wicket on a summer's day in Surrey type of rubbish) that I'm not sure has ever existed.
It gets regularly outraged about the silliest things, such as it's shocking revelation the other week that teenage girls sometimes kiss each other as an experiment - I mean for the love of God, this has been going on since the dawn of time! It hates women (too thin? Bad! Too fat? Bad!). It is written largely by white, middle-class men, who never venture north of the Watford Gap.
Please, people of the UK, stop reading this tripe!
Before I write this review, I should in advacne apologise to those who read the Daily Mail everyday as their paper of choice, this is not a reflection on you or how you see the world, but more how I view it. I am sure that deep down those that choose to read this paper have some great qualities.
There are a few things in life that I am loathed to admit to, yet I think it is time that I cam eout of the closet and admitted that yes.... I do *gulp* read the Daily Mail online everyday.
Now to some of you no doubt this will not be shocking, it is after all a very popular newspaper in the UK and one read by millions of people up and down the country, but I consider myself a 'bit of a lefty' I love the European Union and a Federalist State, I hate pounds and ounces..preferring Kilograms and grams, I think 100 watt lightbulbs are a bad idea and am glad that they have been removed from shelves, I like my bananas a certain shape and length, I think that MPs should be allowed expenses for food and travel and so on (but yes I am against someone cleaning a moat out before you all start) and I think that what someone does in the privacy of their own home is entirely up to them and I do not want to read about it...call me old fashioned, but I think the conditions that people live in due to sanctions in Zimbabwe is a little bit more important than what a Policeman or teacher does in their spare time when they are letting their hair down.
Yet.... I read it.
Everyday without fail I log onto the site and with an almost perverse sense of addicition I scan the stories looking for the ones that are going to wind me up the most. I love the stories where someone who is 85 has been targetted by their local council for not separating their waste, or the story last week I loved where a single pensioner had hoarded over one thousand one hundred watt lightbulbs so that she could 'carry on reading', she balmed the European Union for banning the bulbs and the Mail lapped up the story...of course not mentioning at all that 100 watt lightbulbs have been proven to increase energy demands in the home at a time when we need to be seriously reducing the amount of energy we need... oh no. Let us keep this into perspective, she likes a bright light!
The Daily Mail website and Newspaper are always full of stories of this style, often short on substance and more interested in the headline, the stories often target those deemed to be:
* Politically correct (Chainging words to songs, road signs ets.)
* working for a local council (bin snooping, CCTV cameras)
* A member of a public service (police, MP, COuncil worker, teacher)
That said they do also tackle some good issues and in the true spirit of an Englishman, they will often lobby for changes or better conditions for a certain group. They were for example a huge supporter of the Ghurkas and their bid to get recognition as British citizens (which surely is fair after they fight for us time and time again).
The paper is essentially, right wing, writing commentary on lower taxation, better schools and hospitals (for less money obviously) and most of all, outright attacks on immigration. There is nothing the Daily Mail likes better than a story about an immigrant who has done wrong, who has stolen benefits, or attacked someone...because of course we all know that British people would never do that...in fact there would be no crime without immigrants... I jest. But they also fail to address the benefits of immigration to our society, instead always focussing upon the negative.
The best thing about the website is that it gives you the chance to comment upon the stories they have written. Recently, my favourite one involved a restaurant receipt. The story went that staff in a restaurant ruined a families meal by writing an expletive on a computerised receipt because the families two year old had been a little restless and noisy.
The story was in the great tradition of the Daily Mail. How dare staff write this, someone should be...no MUST be sacked for this! They had ruined a perfectly good evening out for a family who were obviously aghast that someone had written such a thing on their receipt (hmmm I wonder if they got a tip?). The readers however, were having none of it. Although they agreed that to write something of this nature was a stupid thing to do, they did acknowledge the role the child played when they became 'a little restless'. Those with toddlers will know that a little restless can mean a myriad of things including running up and down the restaurant screaming, shouting and attacking other diners...in the extreme of course.
So I kind of thought after that, that not everyone who read this paper was without merit and I now think that more people read it to keep in touch with 'middle England' than read ti to be shocked. I have notcied a real trend in the past couple of years with website news that they go for the shock value story...only to have people read it and say 'so what?'
For those of you who read it for the stars, then may I suggest you read Jonathan Cainer's website for free everyday, then you will not have to log on and boost their website traffic. Leave the reading of a paper like this to those with a sense of society and what is fair...something that is often lacking from the ridiculous stories they print.
Oh...and if you want to carry on reading it then make sure you compliment it with a vist to a few other sites, there is a bigger world out there you know than your local council and their snooping into your wheelie bin.
So the Daily Mail is meant to be one of the countrys most read newspapers? I cannot for the life of me think why, I read this paper everyday simply because its the only paper my parent buy, but I absolutley hate it. Occassionally, they have a few good stories, but to my mind it just seems that the paper is content on critisising and condemning Britain. Every other story just seems to be about "elf n safety", slating immigration, the youth of today, the BBC and Jonathan Ross. I dont necessarily think the editors of the paper really believe what they are writing, but they know that the people that read the paper love to hear about these kind of storys, so they can have their 5 minutes of snorting in the morning saying "I cant belive this bloody country!". Some of the storys the Mail prints are just plainly not true, theyve found some little snippet of information and they blow it completly out of proportion, storys such as the EU banning bendy banannas etc. I have genuinly read headlines in the mail such as "Facebook causes cancer" just the scaremongering attitude of the paper is one of its worst features. The Daily Mail often runs campaigns, the most recent being "Not in my front yard" where they seem to have developed a hate for wheely bins, and invite people to write in with their wheely bin storys of how terrible they are. This is not news! This is just people having a moan over something that should be encouraged (the increase of recycling) although the Daily Mail and its readers have to always see the downside and complain about it. The letters section of the paper is the worst part. Avid daily mail readers write in with their moans and thoughts, sometimes trying the be funny but mostly just being old moaning men and women. The one and only real upside to the daily mail is the "coffee break" section, which contains puzzles, comic strips, horoscopes, recipies, tv guide and corrospondents questions. Overall, I would avoid this paper however if your the type of person that sees the downside to even the best of things and enjoy having a moan a the country, then this is the paper for you!
I like the dailymail because I feel it is a good mix of the sort of stories that I am interested in.
The dailymail sells itself as a mixture between a broadsheet and a tabloid and is this way tries to appeal to a greater variety of people. The paper also has a website which accompanies it and is updated at regular times thorughout the day. The website often has the same stories but also some different stories to the printed copy, and the great thing about the website is that it is free!
I particularly enjoy the showbiz stories which are updated constantly, they have the latest pictures and stories about Jordan and Peter and the Beckhams. I am never sure how factual the actual stories are but I only pay attention to the outlines so I dont get disappointed.
There are stories I enjoy which are definitely factual, where they report on true life events and have interviews with the people involved, for example IVF troubles or adoption stories whcih are legnthy and interesting.
The Mail on SUnday comes with two great magazines. One called You, aimed more at the ladies, which normally has an interview with a famour person. The other is called Live, aimed more at the men and has Piers Morgans column which is so entertaining.
The mail has great variety, it is entertaining, and intellectual all at the same time!
I do quite like to read the paper and doing so is part of my daily routine. I do occasionally read other papers too but the Mail is my preferred choice. This is because unlike papers like The Sun, it does actually contain news, rather than just pictures of naked girls. I also find some papers like the Times and so on a little too boring and dry. I think the Mail sits just nicely in between these two camps which is probably why it is such a popular paper.
As with most papers, it covers a variety of topics in the weekdays including the popular sports section. There is also a Mail on Saturday and on Sunday too. There are quite a few interesting columists in their employ. For example, there is one called Richard Littejohn whose views are often quite contreversial as he takes quite a strong right wing view. Overall I would not say the paper has a huge political slant though I know people do slate it for being so right wing. I also quite like Tom Utley because he lets a lot of his personal life into his column. Recently I also read the weekly column on the Apprentice which was always very funny and right on the button too.
On Monday there is a Lifestyle section in there. This covers different lifeestyle situations and has stories and advice columns and so on. On Tuesday there is the Good Health section which actually has some very good advice about medical conditions, new treatments and research and advice on staying in top shape. Wednesday has the Money Mail section which gives advice on things like mortgages, insurance, ways to save money and so on. I often find it useful for keeping up to date with which bank is offering the best saving rates. Thursday has the Femail section which is all about shopping, makeup, womens' issues and so on. I really enjoy this section. Friday has the Entertainment section. This offers advice on the best plays, films and books around and is helpful if you're planning a night out later that day.
I think this is one of the better newspapers around and only 50p. I think it sits nicely in that middle ground, both in terms of politics, and in terms of the tabloid/broadsheet battle and I think I shall be reading it for a while to come.
I have been known to buy this paper, the last time being when they were offering a free cd I wanted- I knew immediately once I got it home, why this was not my paper of choice. Why the Daily Mail was so often the butt of jokes about their perspective. I cannot recommend this paper for it's news content because of the slant it puts on it's reporting- it often appears to be anti everything that isn't the chocolate box view of middle England. I am not suggesting what it reports isn't true- just that - as the saying says- it's not what you say it's the way that you say it. However it is very much an individuals view and so how can anyone review another's opinion? The Daily Mail is a very easy read. The articles are usually very short and contain just enough information, without going into the minutiae, which is why it is often the paper of choice for those who don't want the in depth reportage of the broadsheets, but equally don't want the type of journalism found in the redtops. I will say that the puzzles are good and the personal finance reports ( I believe there is a special supplement every Wednesday) are superb. It is rare to pick up a copy without being told to eat something because it is good for you, the only problem is that the week after next you will find yourself reading an article saying to avoid the same product. Never a week goes past without a new diet suggestion. As well as news, finance and health pages, they also cover gardening and are renowned for having excellent sports writers. The paper's political stance is right wing and my view is they are talking to the middle class or what they deem to be the hard working - working class- they are often very critical of benefit claimants.
If you do pick up a copy if the Mail - please don't skip over the adverts- there are some classics to be found- some things you cannot imagine anyone would want- like a one foot slipper, to keep you feet cosy.
The Daily Mail is a tabloid shaped British Newspaper and there is also a Republic Of Ireland version now printed.
It is billed as being a politically "centreist" newspaper although I would dispute this as in my opinion it has political leanings towards the right even if these leanings are often put across to the reader in subtle and subliminal ways.
It was first published in 1896 and as of 2008 had a daily circulation of approximately of 2.3 million copies, second only to The Sun's 3.1 million but ahead of the third placed Daily Mirror.
On Sundays it publishes The Mail On Sunday which is a multi supplement piece currently costing £1.50, the Daily Mail is £0.50.
Daily Mail readers as a sweeping generalisation can be categorised as mainly white, mainly Anglo Saxon and mainly white collar workers. They are also likely to sometimes shop at Marks & Spencers. You could call it a newspaper for the non working class, middle England, 2.4 children type of reader. It is also much more likely to be read by people over the age of 35.
All of this is purely my opinion and my perception, although much of it would be backed up by real market research, so if you read it and are also a member of the Green Party or in a family who has been in coal mining for 10 generations then please do not get upset as this is just a review and not an attack on anyone's views, politics or choice of newspaper.
The Mail uses over 100 journalists each week and some notable ones that write either regularly or occasionally or have written in recent times are :
NEWS & FEATURES
SPORT DES KELLY
FOOTBALL JAMIE REDKNAPP
SIR BOBBY ROBSON
CRICKET NASSER HUSSAIN
RUGBY MATT DAWSON
HORSE RACING PETER SCUDAMORE
FEMAIL BEL MOONEY
SHOWBIZ BAZ BAMIGBOYE
With print based newspaper sales and advertising revenues for printed newspapers under severe pressure The Daily Mail now have an on line version of the newspaper that is free to view but does not have the exact same or as much content as the printed version.
The Daily Mail is the most popular by readership "serious" newspaper but has definite political leanings to the right that should not be ignored or dismissed as having no influence. It does offer a big variety of content but equally it is lazily, complacently produced to the point that it is not a particularly exciting thing to read and will probably die a slow death at least in its print version. More and more people are getting their news from the TV and Internet nowadays and much of the features journalism in The Daily Mail is either gratuitous and unwarranted sniping at the renowned, rich or famous or it's heavily laced with right wing political leanings. There is little or no humour in the newspaper and the sports coverage is mediocre at best. The puzzles section is completely outclassed by that of The Times.
All of this is purely my opinion based on 30 years of reading newspapers and watching the news media in general.
The Daily Mail is probably one of the most read papers in Britain, this being down to its uninhibited bias towards the middle class and shock factor tactics. I myself have been forced to read this for a number of years as it is the paper of choice for my parents, although I would hasten to add that it would not be my choice should that have been given. The reason for its daily purchase and delivery to our home is simple, it is easy to flick through a gain a view of the past day's events, which in a sense seems a poor way to think of a paper. This though, no longer satisfies me, as I look to other papers for a broader less over the top view of the world, reading the Times and other similar papers at college for this fill.
But now that we have got that pout the way, let us explore why I have grown tired of the Daily Mail, and yes it is for the same reasons that most put it down in the first place. The stories it portrays are often ridiculous and put things completely out of context, one of the most recent ones being that of the Jonathon Ross affair, where I am sure the majority of complainers were Daily Mail readers. This was blown so far out of proportion it was just stupid, and when he was eventually put on a suspension, the Daily Mail put down other 'incidents', all of which you would have seen to be again blown out of proportion if you actually watched or listened to them. But then we now live in a society where we are forced to punish people for ridiculous things, and I have always felt that the Daily Mail is a major influence on this.
Now don't get me wrong there are some aspects of it that are nice, I mean I enjoy the puzzle and sport section, although that is often home to a few 'out of the air' stories. But then this can be found and often bettered in many other papers, the crossword being a major example, as it again seems to be done to suit the lowest common denominator, in a sense taking on some of the facets of the Sun and others. But then this is a better paper than the likes of the Sun, as it is a more serious paper, but if you truly want to hear or read about the news then buy the Times or the Telegraph, leaving this only if you have a brief amount of time to actually read it, although the BBC News would probably be a better, cheaper option.
The price of the paper is comparable to others at 50p for weekday papers, but I would again rather put this to better use elsewhere. The opinions section for instance, where the columnists look at certain events in the week are usually ridiculously biased and look to mix up a bit of trouble and incense the crowd. The opinion sections will always likely be biased, but the likes of the Times offer a more serious and important view of the world and the state of the country, but I would add that you need more time to read and divulge them.
Overall, for me this is a paper that probably suits the state of the country, but is just writing to create the very friction that it seems to try and shock people with. But if you want to read about how bad the country is and never want to think to hard about the information tat you are being given then go ahead and read this paper. I am sure that many would disagree and will probably despise my tone here, which would perhaps be suitable for the Daily Mail, but this is a site for people's opinions and this is mine.
I don't know where and when the daily mail was first produced but wherever it came from it's certainly an okay read.
I suppose it doesn't contain that many articles full of celeb gossip and trash that can come out from some other papers (i.e the sun!) Instead it has a good variety of news and information but at the same time isn't too boring to read, Although it does contain a lot of advertisement but then that's what you expect.
The mail is 40p and is usually contains 70-100 pages apart from the mail on Sunday which I don't read so I can't give my opinion on that. As with most papers the sport is on the back and makes up quite a large chunk. It covers all sports but its main focus is on football. The First page always has a summary of the weather and has the world cities weather from yesterday. It has a TV section, letters page, coffee section, business and finance, self (Monday), female (Tuesday's and Thursday's), money mail (Wednesday), it's Friday! (Friday), it is quite anti-government especially at the moment with a lot of articles on Mr.Blair and the rest. It also has a lot of focus on the royals especially prince William and Harry, it had a lot of coverage when the queen's mother died, a bit too much in my opinion!.
The paper itself is tabloid size meaning its not too big but the print is more of a broadsheet style. There are a lot of writers that can produce good articles although they do get biased and exaggerate the facts, but then that's what all papers do. There is also a feeling that the mail seems to think that there's a right way to do everything.
Out of all the papers I've read the mail is probably the best choice, it isn't great but its reasonable enough, although I would never give a paper five stars because it's news is never accurate enough. But then I suppose the same could be said for all the others!
Taking the old cliche of an alien landing on earth and looking for examples of human behaviour and norms, it is often tempting to wonder what a visitor to our planet would think humanity was playing at, were he to lay eyes on a copy of the Daily Mail. Given a cursory explanation of the concept of newspapers, our visitor would pause to think and then ask "And this "news" of which you speak - is it always about 'speed cameras' or 'Polish immigrants'?"
The Daily Mail is not so much a newspaper, as the concept of fear turned into liquid and vomited onto a few squares of cheap newsprint. It has some genuine practical uses - if you forget the date, for example, or wish to know what's on TV - but it fulfils the role of a "newspaper" about as well as a small pocket torch fulfils the role of "floodlights". That is to say it gives a wholly unsatisfactory overview of things, illuminating only a small part of the matter.
The Daily Mail imagines itself as a sort of moral conscience for the nation - and this would be reasonable enough, if the nation was filled with people so right-wing that they daren't get a suntan for fear of catching sight of themselves in the mirror and shouting a racial epithet. Take their recent reaction to a joke from TV irritant (and I use the term as a compliment in this case) Jeremy Clarkson, wherein he suggested that lorry drivers have a tendency to kill sex workers. The paper flew right off the handle, quickly pulling suitably outraged quotes from taxi drivers' and prostitutes' union reps, looking to stoke the bonfire on which Clarkson should be burned.
Compare this with the same paper's mouse-like quietness when their own columnist Richard Littlejohn reacted to the *actual* murder of five *real* prostitutes by stating that their deaths were "no great loss" and that no tears should be shed for them. He even made a rib-tickling joke where he used a double-entendre on the expression "missionary position". Laugh? I nearly purchased a sniper rifle and a portable clock tower. Littlejohn, somehow, gets the credit for "saying what we're all thinking but don't dare say", when in actual fact he says the things that he's thinking because he was allowed to inhale Tipp-ex thinners as a toddler.
To suggest that the Mail is only for irresponsible rabble-rousing and thinly-disguised hatred for the working-class would be unfair, though. It delivers hard news stories that you just won't find anywhere else (unless you're in the habit of standing under bridges listening to Special Brew enthusiasts). Did you know that Polish immigrants are eating our swans? Now you do. Not much info on the increasing difficulties faced by single mothers trying to feed a young family - unless the single mother tries to knock up a swan korma of course. No, the Mail goes to the big issues first, the stories that other papers are afraid of tackling.
In one recent case, I was enlightened by the Daily Mail that local councils had banned their workers from using Latin phrases - because it might confuse immigrants. A quick online search brought the surprising revelation that this story had been taken from the Sunday Telegraph, had key passages removed, and then placed in the Mail with a different journalist's name on it. Cripplingly tight journalistic standards they have at the Mail. You need to be able to do Google searches and everything.
You DON'T have to include the key points in the stories you pinch, like the representative from the Plain English Campaign explaining that the current average reading age of UK citizens is TWELVE. So if they can't manage English, perhaps Latin is a step too far. But why let that interfere with a good ol' bit of immigrant-hatin'?
You may have guessed at my point before I reach this concluding paragraph, but here it is for those who weren't sure. I'm not a big fan of the Daily Mail.
I feel incensed to write a review about this newspaper, for the increasingly annoyed way that it makes me feel. Of course, I recommended this as one of my 'Top Ten Websites' purely for the fact that the website is set out well, and it keeps me up to date with basic news. It is also regularly updated and articles routinely adapted throughout the day, and I mainly check the fashion and showbiz sections (though the ongoing presidential election drama has also caught my attention). The unbiased, neutral articles that state the facts are not my problem. My problem is the general tone about females, their bodies, what they do, what they wear, anything is ripe for criticism.
In my 'Top Ten Websites' review, I briefly mentioned the article they had published about the actress Jennifer Love Hewitt gaining a few pounds. I remember the distinctly mocking tone of the article, that even included a picture of her airbrushed in a Hanes campaign compared with her on the beach with some cellulite. Never mind that she looks far better than a lot of people on the beach, and probably better than the reporter, which we can only imagine (some of the scathing reports only bear the name DAILY MAIL REPORTER, so you have no idea who has written the garbage). What was just a beach photo has been turned into a pointless story, about something that women everywhere face. I don't really see how they can write articles like this one day, then feature an anorexic's story the next.
Take today, Geri Halliwell is being lampooned for wearing purple tights. They write:
She used to be Ginger Spice, but purple was the colour when pop star-turned children's author Geri Halliwell stepped out this evening.
Switching on the Christmas lights at the Bluewater shopping centre...she could almost have passed for chic - save her odd choice of bright purple tights....Most likely the former Spice Girl's style statement was purely an attempt to brighten up her otherwise sombre ensemble - nevertheless, it seems an odd choice for someone so famously figure-conscious. Coloured tights are notoriously unflattering, even fashionistas who have hailed it the style of the season agree it's something to be left to the supermodels. The fashion faux pas did not seem to deter eager young fans who happily posed for photos with the russet-haired star.
To me this is a non-story (plus being a fan of purple tights myself, I felt I had to rush to leap to their defence). So what if she wants to wear them? It's her choice and since when did the DAILY MAIL REPORTER get to decide who can and can't wear them? There's absolutely nothing wrong with her legs, and I think that they're the perfect way to brighten a black outfit up. Anyway, I know I'm going off on a tangent, and this review is not really supposed to be about purple tights. What I don't like is the seemingly one-sided view that it seems to have about women, that we are constantly in the wrong no matter what we do. Of course, I read the articles on the site, and think that some of them are quite ridiculous and a waste of the reporters time, but what will happen when some young impressionable girl takes these words to heart? The newspaper has such a strong readership, and the website is easily accessible. If this newspaper is your only source of news, then who knows how it can begin to affect your thoughts.
So what is good about this newspaper? Well sometimes you'll get free DVD's or CD-roms (McFly's new album being my favourite), or the chance to collect hundreds of tokens just to get a china dinner set that you may never use. The Sunday version of the paper is also less harsh with it's Live! and You supplements, which feature some decent articles and fashion stories. Liz Jones is probably my favourite writer on there, with her moaning about her ex-husband or huge thighs (debatable) making interesting reading. The online site also has an interesting and modern layout, with clear news, showbiz and sports sections, and the writing is uncomplicated and easy to understand. The articles they write do provoke debate, and the comments feature is vital as many people will often disagree with their female-bashing articles. The annoying thing is that your comments need to be moderated before they go onto the site, and none of mine have ever made the cut (but other inane ramblings have). Even though this paper is controversial most of the time, you couldn't really call it boring and safe. I just don't like it's frequent descent into gossip-magazine territory (some of the articles are even lifted from Closer magazine).
I am not the expected Daily Mail reader, with my liberal views and support of Russell Brand, but I tend to take much of it with a pinch of salt. I do not agree with many of it's views (moaning about political correctness, biased reporting) but it is provides some entertainment for me while I put off doing something more important.
I have to say that i cannot STAND the daily mail.
Every time I see it something makes me feel incredibly angry. And i worked in a shop that sold it for 6 months so I've seen a lot of them
Firstly, I do not think any paper that has a photograph of a naked woman on every other page can really be taken seriously. I know a lot of men buy it just for this, and to them i say - be a real man and buy some real porn.
Secondly, I find it racist, sexist and everything else.
Recently I've been particularly annoyed by the story about Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross. I'm all for a bit of privacy and respect when it comes to people sex lives, but when have the daily mail ever gone by that principle? How many kiss and tells have the printed about Russel Brand himself? So to then blow this story soooo out of proportion is really hypocritical of them.
I was reading an article of theirs online last week about Franky Boyles 'disgusting' joke about the queen on mock the week last friday. Can't people see that this will now become a ridiculous witch hunt of British comedians, just for the sake of giving thick people something to be angry about? And the icing on the cake is - this is a newspaper that promotes the disgusting, racist humour of Bernard Manning as Best of British!
I know that this cannot be true of all Daily Mail readers but I think it's fair to say a fair few of them will not watch the news or
read a broadsheet paper, so the daily mail is their only source of news. But it prints a very one sided view on issues like assylum seekers and immogrants which lead to readers having very strong, radical views that just have no justification. And if you compare articles from just a few months back you will see they totally contradict themselves again and again.
I worked in the shop selling the paper during the months when Madeline Mcann was on the front cover every day. I was continuously astonished and disgusted by the Daily Mails insensitive headlines. As i am with basically all their stories.
Generally I just view the daily mail as a more dangerous version of Heat magazine. I guess everyone has their own tastes but I beg readers not to take it too seriously!
The Daily Mail is my kind of newspaper.There are some who rubbish it for its right wing views,but I'm no political animal so that means little to me.
For the princely sum of 50 pence there is a good amount of interesting reading .
I always seem to head for the columnists pages.Tom Uttley`s column is a must read for me,his dry wit is second to none.
Amanda Platell,a little too sharp for my liking.
Richard Littlejohn makes decent reading too.
The centre of the newspaper often has a supplement,Health,Money,Femail fashion,all of these make good reading.
There is a good readers letters page,anyone can feel free to share their feelings on practically any subject.
The coffee break pages give a fabulous selection of Sudoku,crosswords,mind benders and word wheels to test the grey matter.
Often they have photographs that are spectacular,wildlife and countryside,all shown at its best.
Much advice is offered about the latest books and Richard and Judy are on hand to offer advice on their pick of the week.
Gardening tips abound,Monty Don and Chris Packham tell you what you should be doing in your own garden.
The Daily Mail have some good offers on garden bulbs and plants for readers too.
Promotions are run,offering little `freebies` to all Mail readers.
A Comprehensive television guide appears every day,offering a Critics choice,a programme or two that has been especially recommended for watching.
The Sports pages cover the daily racing and football,plus any other sporting event that is going on at the time.
So to sum up ,The Daily Mail is a very good 50p`s worth of reading.
I have been reading the Daily Mail for as long as I can remember; as a child it was the paper of choice for my father and, even at five or six years old, apparently, I was as keen to read it as he was.
This is the paper that is either loved or hated, especially by politicians. Unlike many other dailies, it does not feel the need to perpetuate the myths that everything is alright with the way our country is being run. It tells the truth and has uncovered many things that governments have tried to keep hidden. It has spear-headed several campaigns on serious issues such as mixed-sex wards in our hospitals, care homes for the elderly and so on. The Daily Mail is on the side of those the establishment take for granted.
Many people grumble about this paper with politicians in particular being quite spiteful - they obviously do not like the way reporters find out what is happening on our behalf and then let us know. We could do with more papers of this far-reaching searching quality. Without the Daily Mail, many changes would have been made without us, as taxpayers, finding out about it. We can do nothing about these changes, of course, because all the power is now in the hands of Brussels, but at least we know about them.
More power to the press, I say, although the politicians would do anything to restrict their freedom. Without our brilliant journalists, we would be in the dark about many areas that affect us in our daily lives.