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The Mail is a contradiction in terms. It's the countries most hated paper but also the most popular, perhaps one or two of those who slag it off secret readers. It's one of very few newsprints that make a profit and has the world's most popular online content if you go by hits. It's fair to say most Daily Mail stories are right wing and their editors come out in rash if they don't have a picture of a black or Asian criminal somewhere in the paper, stories like the outrage in Woolwich ideal to distract from the Tories current woe, the team the Mail support. Yesterday it was gay marriage and 'swivel eyed loons', today its immigrants hacking up soldiers, hallowed Daily Mail ground. In fact this Woolwich attack couldn't have come at a better time for the government as the national debate is switched back to immigration and so a sure fire vote winner. But David Cameron has a problem with this terror attack. These barbaric young men did what they did in front of social media and told us exactly why they did it, the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. The government lost control of the propaganda because of that video. This is not happened before, exactly why these terrorist did it this way. The intelligence services have no time to build their narrative and so make excuses for the attacks or not detecting them. It is what it is. Before with these terror plots we didn't get to hear the plotters true argument as it was not compatible to our ugly foreign policy. Time after time the Muslim diaspora have screamed their frustration and been ignored by the British state and media. It's no surprise they lash out. But here they got the message across - we are seething over the west's occupation in Muslim lands, the West insurgency for cheap oil.... a war that most Brit's now accept was wrong and twisted, why we are not burning down mosques and so apathetic and weary to this attack. That is so what the Tories don't want us to think. It is they who creating the divisions with Islam they talk about. They want this killing to be about separation and ideology to distract us from the real truth that we did terrible things in Iraq. This killing and video has changed the game for Cameron and empowered some Muslim empathy for the situation. We lost this one. The government and security services, through papers like the Mail, immediately began to spin hard that what we all heard from this guy we didn't actually hear from this guy and reeled off the same rhetoric that it was about warped Muslims who want Shari Law here. They clearly don't. These guys want vengeance for Iraq, simple as. We will have to expect more of these attacks if we keep hitting Muslim countries with drones and bombs. If I was them I would be as angry. But for me these guys are British they are committing treasons and most of them on benefits and I would start by cutting that off to get some control. Everyone kowtows to their benefits advisor. At the same time Obama was on his pedestal and trying to justify his drone attacks, up to 376 in just four years, warmonger Bush managing just 85. But the military made a fatal mistake, killing innocent US citizens with these attacks, why its now speech time. These kids in London targeted a soldier, not you and me. They did not open fire on locals watching on or hack at them. They pleaded with those East London locals to put their cases. There were no riots by angry white working-class British in London that night in anger of the killing. We simply accept the reasons they did it and move on. Cameron has lost the support of the people over the War on Terror, as he has the Arab Street, the Middle East enjoying removing the western back dictators one by one as the Arab Spring rages. That's the sort of thing that really scares Cameron and Obama. The last ten terror plots in the UK were all tracked, infiltrated and bugged by the security services, allowed to carry on to the point of prosecution, some of these guys complete idiots and clearly egged on by the covert agents to do something they clearly could never carry out so to nick them. Security services budgets are dependent on there being a 'War on Terror'; now the IRA problem has all but gone away. We now know - and indeed expected - that these two guys were a huge 'ping' on the terror radar of MI5, which begs the question was their operation or actions being monitored? Not only that but an exclusive Newsnight interview from one of the killer's friends revealed that MI5 had allegedly been trying to recruit one of the Woolwich two as recently as December to be a snitch. One was arrested in Kenya for terror related activities and then deported back to Britain! He was arrested on spurious charges straight after the show. Again, the last ten plots were uncovered and so highly likely the police were onto these lads. This is where the whole business of the intelligence services gets murky. It's also interesting to note how the government is not linking these attacks to a bigger group, a perfunctory action under the old War on Terror rules to make it an international struggle. History dictates MI5 & 6 (formerly S.I.S) do terrible things for the bigger picture and so secure Britain's security and place in the world. The cynical subterfuge used to attack Iraq is evidence enough. Syria has ticked every box that Iraq did to get obliterated by the west but Syria have no oil so we stand back and look away and allow the slaughter to continue, proof enough Iraq was about oil, drummer Lee Rigby another working-class lad slayed for BP. It's disgusting. What do you expect young Muslims to do if they are told they don't have the right to argue the Iraq/Afghan case for risk of prison? Is it not that passion to defend his kind why Drummer Lee Rigby joined up? Coupled with racial tensions in our big cities these kids are time bombs. The Mail were equally less keen to spread the west's guilt over the collapse of the huge clothes factory in Bangladesh, 1000 plus and mostly young females crushed to death at the average age of just 21, the total almost one third of those who died on 911. These guys and girls were stuffed into overcrowded factories to make cheap jeans and tops for Britain's high street stores, chains that don't want to pay all of their taxes so able to compete with online traders; online traders who want to pay any tax at all. The British retailers go to Bangladesh because it's the cheapest capable labor with no unions or employee rites, hence the 16p an hour wages. If the Bangladesh government allows unions to drive up wages and so better health & safety the western companies will go elsewhere. We are all party to those deaths but because it's so far away we don't care. They packed in more and more machines and people to keep the deals and the prices down until the building just surrendered, a new generator placed on the roof to help the workers breath bringing it all down. A month after the west has not paid one single penny in compensation promised to the survivors, Bhopal all over gain. If the soldier slaying doesn't rouse the white working-class EDF types to hate then these sex abuse trials may, the Mail salivating on showing all the seedy Asian mugshots. We have seen quite a few of late as the police gain confidence under the Tory government to go after these guys, clearly cowed under Labor for political correct racially sensitive reasons. These are gangs of mostly British Pakistani men are targeting young white girls for sex and inaction has allowed it to explode. They don't target young Asian girls. The Mail knows these stories sell copies and there are a lot more of these trials in the pipeline. The same left wing commentators in the media saying these cases are not about race and purely pedophilia would be screaming it's about race if it was white men rounding up young Asian girls. You can't help but agree with that. It's disgusting what these guys are doing and unlike the terrorist cases that seem to be driven by revenge it seems purely a cultural issue over the sexual frustration of forced marriage and restrictive British Pakistani culture. Another story leaking up the Mail agenda is the Paris style riots in Sweden, revealing just how many immigrants have made it up to the Article Circle, burning down there ghettos and attacking the police. Like London, it was flared when a known 'face' was gunned down by the cops, the riots spreading across the country. Scandinavia has an even more generous benefit system than the United Kingdom and so, perhaps, the main reason why Turkish and Somalia nationals, for example, trek so far north into the ice over so many borders. The blue-eyed Swedes are as agitated about immigration as any and the situation sure to spread across the border. Norway and the Breviek legacy will be tested in the coming summer weeks. Not the headlines.... One of the things I like about the Mail is they don't print those irritating little trivial paragraph stories like the redtops do, making the reader feeling obliged to read and waste their time on them. The Mail has a good chunky story structure and don't try to cram too much into the paper and so it's not about reading snippets here and bits there. There is a flow to the paper. Their columnists are as right wing as you would expect, Richard LittleJohn and Jan Moir the worse. Their female writers tend to get involved with their columns and take on the wacky diets and squeeze into the little black dresses in the lifestyle section to earn female readers sympathies. In fact the Mail is as popular with women and its 'Femail' section on Monday boosting circulation significantly. Sport.... I'm not a huge fan of reading what's just happened on the sports field but the Mail Sport is the best of the lot. Martin Samuel is prolific on it and the highest paid on Fleet Street for it. I don't like sports speculation either with every tabloid hack claiming to have the inside track on transfers and sackings, and when they are completely wrong they move on to the next rumor. I suppose they are under pressure by their editors to get stories and quotes but, as a fellow sports writer, I would be mortified if I got a big story wrong. Competitions, games and promotions... They have a center page pull out of puzzles and games to do like suduko and a small quick crossword on the back page and the big one by the TV listings. Again they cover all the bases for their readers. The current promotion running is the collection of printed codes on the back page which you can cash in on a website. It takes about two months to get enough to cash in but the rewards are pretty good, ranging from five pound high street vouchers for most big stores with 2000 miles or things like satnavs for 40,000. The key here is you can be sneaky and have two or three accounts and so triple rewards, because once you use the unique number up in one account there's a thing where if your number didn't print out clear they give you another chance for your miles by the reader giving information from the paper to prove they have the paper. You juts open a second account and answer the question and job done, regardless of your IP number. The money I get of my grocery bill by taking the Morrison's vouchers is pretty useful in tough times.
The Daily Mail was the first british newspaper to reach a 1m daily circulation and as of April continues to climb to 2m readers daily. It touches on issues that I take an interest in such as Health, Immigration and a few political stories too. It also does a few International news stores like today's issued covered hurricane sandy and had a great 2 page massive picture of destruction. The paper often does a lot of promotions or free stuff such as today's issue where they're giving £20 saving vouchers away for something, but last weekend it was a £5 Tesco voucher. Very handy. The reading is not anything like the Guardian but equally it's not as bad as (dare i say it) that dreadful paper "The Sun". Their stories are not "in-depth" but on the bus to work they do last a good couple minutes and keep me interested in the stories. They do touch on the more political sides of topics but they do tend to lean to the right. I'm not fussed by this, i'd rather not state my political opinion but if you don't like slightly right wing talk then this is not for you. More hardcore right wing readers will note that the paper only touches the right very slightly, and may not be enough for you. Some of the stories are obviously not supportive of the Conservative party though like in today's issue they had a front page story of how back bench tory MP's are rebelling against David Cameron on a hot topic which is Europe. The Daily Mail has it's own opinion of course and this is different from other papers but not "controversial" as such, I.E it's not written by Jeremy Clarkson. The paper also has a TV guide in it that does most of the good free view channels including Sky Atlantic but does not cover the less well known channels such as Discovery and Eden. There is also a sudoku puzzle and a cross word of varying difficulties. These are ok and the difficulties are set correctly but the crossword can sometimes be a little tedious. Overall this is a great paper for 55p, it's not as god awful and annoying as the sun but it's not the Telegraph either and for 55p thats fair enough, i think it's priced right and has a fantastic range of different stories. It does tend to focus on the topics that matter to me though and that's why i buy it, with plenty of political chatter mixed in to quite a few stories.
I have always liked The Daily Mail. I always notice how it seems to sell out so quickly too so i am sure that it is one of the most popular Newspapers around. In fact, i know only too well, that if i am not going out anywhere except my local news-agents that i need to buy the paper early in the day otherwise there will not be any left! The Daily Mail is a British middle of the road tabloid newspaper. It was actually first published in 1896!! and its original cost was a halfpenny;with The Mail on Sunday being introduced in 1982. There is plenty of news in this paper and i like the size of it and the layout. Its not a huge great big newspaper, but a sort of medium sized one which is easy to read and understand. The cost of the paper is £0.50 pence during weekdays, £0.80 pence on Saturdays and £1.50 for The Mail on Sunday. There are frequent offers in this Newspaper such as low price holidays. You will find plenty of political stories in this paper which i always find interesting reading even if i get angry sometimes at what i am reading! I very much like the Mails health related pages which they usually have printed once a week. You can get so much great information here on how to treat certain illnesses/personal stories etc. I also think heir 'money mail' pages are very good, offering plenty of advice regarding finances and useful up to date information for savers and investors. There are plenty of quizes/crosswords to do in the centre pages and me and my partner often do the 'word wheel'! We have little competitions to see who can get the most words. At the moment my partner is in the lead by about 3! The Mail also has some good recipes in it on a daily basis and some great holiday guide pages, although sometimes it goes a bit over the top with their advertising of holidays! I can't say too much about their sports pages at the back of the newspaper because i am not really a sports fan! but my partner always reads these pages so i would guess that they are quite good! I think the question and answer pages can sometimes be interesting; you can learn a few good facts here and i also like their letters page. Their layout of whats on television is really good; very easy to read. I have on occasion bought a different newspaper (not being able to get The Mail) and been really disappointed by their Television guide! I really like the Mails weekly Television guide that you get on Saturdays called Weekender. The Mail on Sunday is good too, with plenty of magazines and alot to get through regarding reading! There have been some law suits against The Mail over the years, but i think this is something that can happen sometimes in this field of the Media. A couple of the Law suits are detailed below; ~~In february 2001 Sir Alan Sugar was awarded £100,000 in damages following a story regarding his stewardship of Tottenham Hotspur Football club~~ ~~In May 2006 Sir Elton John was awarded £100,000 in damages after false allegations concerning his behaviour and manners.~~ I think the Daily Mail is a good paper though, well written in my view with some good write ups, informative news, good reviews and great columnists. In my opinion it deserves a 5 star rating.
The daily mail is a daily tabloid, which turns into the Sunday mail at the end of the week. It is a tabloid, but it is one of the more upmarket tabloids, so meets in the middle between a tabloid and a broadsheet. It is fairly reasonably priced, and although it varies, it is normally around 40 pence on week days. The size of the paper is tall and thin and it has quite a few more pages in than the sun, a little bit more substance to it. Often they do special offers, collect tokens to win a free cottage, or just free CDs or old movies on DVD given away with the paper. None of these are made to attract the younger generation, which surprises me when looking at the content. The content of the paper is very mixed. It has a lot of serious political reviews, news stories, scandal and celebrity gossip. I guess it is trying to attract lots of different people, as people generally don't tend to like all those things, it's either one of the other. Sometimes I think it would be better if they did one thing really well rather than tried lots of things not so well. I can only judge the celebrity stories for accuracy, as I am not even close to being an expert in any other fields, but they are often so inaccurate. It annoys me because it is basic inaccuracies, like they report the complete opposite information than they have in another story a few pages back. It seems to me like lazy journalism, or could it just be a rushed demand to get the papers out? I find the website easier to use, it is free, unlike some others and there is even a free iphone app. I'd rather use that than pay for an actual paper.
We have been purchasing the Daily Mail for over a decade now and this will probably continue. The best way of classifying the Mail is to describe it as being something of a hybrid between a tabloid and a broadsheet. Obviously it's readership is geared a conservative base (whatever that really means) this is illustrated in some of the bias stories and points of view conveyed. The Daily Mail tries to strike a balance between the serious news and the celebrity, the opening pages are geared towards politics but disappointingly a lot of this section is effectively a reprint of what we already know. The recycling of news spoon fed to the public, the writers range from informed to some who just deeply rile me with their ignorance. What the Daily Mail does do better than most tabloids though, is bring to life some very serious issues, covering them in detail, with some substantive commentary which proves to be thought provoking. It is a shame that investigative journalism has become something of a rarity but the Mail has not been afraid to tackle any and all issues. While some still like to feed into the notion of a real difference between the right and left in actual politics, if you see beyond this, then you can appreciate that they are at least attempting to rake over some very murky areas. I really don't care for celebrity news in the least and as the pages pass by the content becomes a little more light hearted, which is no bad thing. The sports pages are excellent, some well written articles, articulated in an engaging manner and plenty of them. Overall there are certainly worse papers than this
The Daily Mail or often called "Daily Moan" is a right-wing tabloid British Newspaper that mainly reports on issues such as immigration, national Health and Home Affairs. I would not say that it is the most popular, and by far not the "happiest" newspaper, and has become associated with "public scaring" and gross over-exaggeration. I would say that it is aimed at "middle class" families and is certainly designed to fuel the angry flames at many of our country's problems. It constantly attacks issues developed with labour's policies, and is very much a conservative's paper. There are often very wacky Headlines and often articles that are quite hard to believe, and needs to be taken with a pinch of salt. No doubt about it, after reading this paper you will surely feel a little depressed, and leaves you feeling that Britain is one of the worst places in the world, which we all know is far from the truth. It attacks everything, whether its our "failing prisons" or "failing education system" or "broken society" and it can all get a little too much. OK yes there are many problems that exist today with our country, but The Daily Mail really does go over the top on many of the issues, blowing them way out of proportion. If you were to take everything written in this paper as being 100% true, you would surely never leave your house. So is there anything good about this paper? I think that it does get to grips with important issues that do need reporting and made publicly aware. But it just goes way over the top. I would not say it's totally ignorant, but at times too much in your face. In its defence, the paper does support and defend people who deserve it, ie our troops in the Middle East. Sometimes there are free gifts in the form of CDs or DVDs after the purchase of a certain amount of copies. There is also a Sports section at the end of the paper. Our family has since switched papers, as the Daily Mail just became too much of the same moaning and depressing stories day in day out. It's not a paper for the young nor would I say people who support Labour. Yet it still remains quite popular. Whether it is losing its readers is a different story but needs to try and cheer up and realise that not every story means that Britain is about to enter into Anarchy and burn in flames. There are many countries worse off than us.
Background: Newspaper sells for 50p for approximately 40 pages. There are weekday and Sunday versions. I read the web site as opposed to the printed version. Pros: Stands strong in the face of accusations of "appealing to Middle England". It is not cool to like the Daily Mail but it knows its target audience and stays true to it. Stories are snappy and well written and its sensationalism can often make it an entertaining read! The web site has an excellent layout and the part where readers can leave comments is often (inadvertently) hilarious! The web site is free (unlike The Times) and the adverts on it are not too obtrusive. It is cheaper than the majority of broadsheets. Lots of specialist sections such as "Femail" and "Sport". Sunday paper has a good magazine called "You". Cons: The paper has a tendency towards sensationalism. It is very biased towards the Tories. This can often be amusing, for example the posts in the readers comments section on the web site (as mentioned above) seem to blame "Tony Bliar" for just about everything.
It's hard to find a newspaper more generally disliked than the Daily Mail. Perhaps the Sun, but then it has Page 3, so it's not all bad. Why is it so generally despised? The answer probably lies somewhere between it's extreme sensationalism, it's heavy dose of scandal, it's political propoganda, and it's general lack of decent reporting. Like all papers, they want to sell copies - but unlike most other papers, they offer little. There are still people who buy the Daily Mail - and I don't think badly of these people. I suppose it can be fun and entertaining if you can laugh at the sensationalism. The problem lies in those who really take it all in - and buy the paper day after day. All I'll say is, it's not for me, and if you are any kind of semi-intelligent person who respects other people's privacy, then this probably isn't the paper for you either. Furthermore, many of the stories reported in their paper are now also found FOR FREE on their website. If you really want to submerge yourself in the trash that is the Daily Mail - the website is probably your best bet. At least that way they don't get any of your money.
The Daily Mail is little more than an exercise in right-wing fearmongering aimed at this country's perpetually outraged and alienated middle-aged population. Whislt there is certainly plenty to lament about the sorry state of modern-day Britain, the Daily Mail deals with issues such as the immigration control, health scares and the like in a one-dimensional and hysterical manner that only serves to stifle constructive debate and provide ammuniton for their detractors. The Daily Mail positively revels in conservative hysteria, whilst becoming increasingly out of touch with the country's younger generations: one fairly recent "campaign" railed against a dangerous new music craze sweeping the the nation by the name of "emo" that is supposedly polluting young people's minds through the influence of the likes of "cult suicide rock band 'My Chemical Romance' ". Utterly hilarious stuff. The newspaper is so entrenched in its views that it is effectively fascistic, leading to an amusingly ironic situation in which an increasingly monolithic and fascistic right finds itself at perpetual loggerheads with an increasingly monolithic and fascistic left. Reading the Daily Mail feels like having a deranged School Mistress of the Miss Trunchbull variety scream relentlessly in your face for a full hour. On top of this, The Daily Mail employs the usual celebrity-obsessed gutter press tactics in between its scaremongering articles, working in as many nauseatingly tenuous Diana stories as it can ("What would Diana think about climate change?", that kind of thing) in an effort to flog a few more thousand papers on the back of the memory of a deceased mother of two. It all makes for incredibly depressing and frustrating reading, enginered as it is to whip up fear and resentment in a country that is already burgeoning with social tensions.
The Daily Mail or the Daily Wail as I not so affectionately like to call it, has a similar opinion of itself as the Sun. They are the nations Voice! The voice of the people! Well, the voice of the middle class, right wing, vigilantes who despair of our youth and think the mail is a quality read. I mainly read the website, as I would hate to actually buy a copy. The reason I do read it is to remind myself that when I begin to agree with them, it's time for a long holiday. The Mail likes to think it competes with the Broadsheets, but to be honest it is nowhere near. It fills itself with celebrity stories of Jordan, Kerry Katona etc, all the while bemoaning that our children aspire to be these people (apparently). They talk about 'real women' wearing fashionable dresses seen on the likes of Victoria Beckham etc.. Yet they seem unable to decide what a 'normal' size is. They very obviously dislike Labour and come across right wing, so this is not the paper for you if you are more liberal or to the left. Some of their reporters, well, I don't think they have heard of the words 'journalistic integrity' or understand them. Jan Moir being one of them, she fairly often writes virtiolic pieces and recently had tens of thousands of complaints regarding an article about the late Stephen Gately. Liz Jones is another journalist/writer I would advise you avoid. The woman claims to be hard up financially but is so self serving, and moany its hard to be bothered. To be honest, I could go on and on, this is not a newspaper. This is the worst kind of sensationalist claptrap, purporting to be a newspaper. I would advise not to be sucked in.
The Daily Mail is the worst of the worst of the daily UK newspapers, in my opinion. The Sun is bad enough, the Star is even tackier, but the Mail? The Mail is a hive of misogynist, racist, catcalling extremist bile and it panders to a worrying number of equally opinionated readers (just look at their website comments to see what I mean). From their vigilante-inducing rabid denouncing of any number of people from accused (rightly or wrongly, it doesn't matter) to child criminals, to immigrants, to their hideous portrayal of women in the media (it's wrong to work and have a child, it's wrong to work and not have a child, it's wrong to have a child and not work, it's wrong to be slim, it's wrong to be even slightly chubby). They pick holes in everyone and anyone, and this is usually followed by a baying mob writing comments on their web pages in agreement (very scary). It is judgemental, demoralising and sometimes outright dangerous. We have some real problems in this country with issues such as low self esteem - there are children out there who are barely toddlers who are already wanting to look and behave in a certain way - and papers like this - and their readership, who seem to believe everything they read - are exactly the reason why. Their contributors seem to confuse controversy with journalism. What they are producing is not journalism.
The Daily Mail is a UK tabloid with a few delusions of grandeur; I do think they wish they were regarded in the same high standards as the broadsheet media. Sadly the content does not reflect this! The Mail's favourite exercise is finger-pointing. There really isn't any area of society that isn't to blame for at least something (other than the white, middle aged, married, faithful, full-time-employed, tax-paying, hybrid-driving, non-smoking, non-drinking male, of course). I have a morbid fascination with this paper. My nan used to read it and I have no idea why, given how mysoginistic, patronising and all-out predjudiced it is (it's only saving grace being that it isn't the Express). I have read quite a few editions, and I regularly go on the website, and have compiled a list of why no-one should read the Mail. No-one. Not even me. 1. Girls = Bad Poor women. You can do no right in the eyes of the Mail (or should that be Male?!). You put on a few pounds, you're labelled obese. You lose a few, and you're blatantly anorexic. Wearing no make-up means you are 'sad', 'drawn', 'pale' and you're accused of letting yourself go. Wear too much make-up, or (heaven forbid!) show a bit of knee, you're more common than a tart's knickers. It's hard enough being a woman without reading what the DM thinks of us! 2. Gays = Worse Woe betide any gay man who dares to express his 'perversions' near any Mail journalist. You only need to have read the abhorrent and frankly Nazi-esque 'views' of 'journalist' Jan Moir, who considers Stephen Gately to have died as a result of his 'unnatural' lifestyle. Jan Moir everyone. Horrible. Old. Witch. 3. Gordon Brown / Labour - it's ALL THEIR FAULT! Whatever story you read about anything on the Daily Mail website, it always has a comment underneath, in all seriousness and all honesty, blaming 'THIS LABOUR GOVERNMENT' or stating 'BROWN OUT!' (and remember, the DM vet all comments before they allow them on the site. Mine never make it!). This would be understandable if the stories were in any way political but they range from celebrity stories, to stories about the weather, to tragic accidents. Gordon Brown did it all people. 4. Dare you not to be white and christian As much as the DM would love not to be racist, the plain truth of the matter is that it quite clearly is, and immigrants, those who don't talk 'proper' English, non-white people, and (worst of all) Muslims, the word itself seems to be interchangeable with 'suspected terrorist' in DM-land. Don't expect any pity if you are trying to exercise your rights as a Muslim - but do expect to be told 'live in our country abide by our rules', as if being Muslim is some sort of crime. 5. It will probably give you cancer With little to no medical support, the Daily Mail runs at least one story a week with the latest cancer scare. Apparently coffee not only gives you cancer it also cures you of cancer (two articles six months apart would have you believe). Other things which give you cancer - red wine, chocolate, sleeping too much, sleeping too little, giving birth, breastfeeding, and generally existing. All totally unproven. 6. If it didn't happen we will photoshop it so it did There are many instances on the website Photoshop Disasters of examples of the Daily Mail trying (and failing) to photoshop an event, which actually didn't happen. If there is ever a reason not to trust a newspaper for providing you with actual news content, surely this is it. Piers Morgan was sacked for faking photographs. In my opinion, it should not only be a sackable offence, it should be illegal. 7. Bl**dy Political Correctness / Health and Safety GONE MAD!! Whilst there are some examples of genuine H&S / PC madness out there, the DM loves to bandy the terms around for what look like, to the sane reader, perfectly normal examples of sensible precautionary measures. Of course, this is now interchangeable with blaming 'this Labour Government' or 'Gordon Brown OUT' - it's a rather standard response. So, there you have it, my 7 reasons why the Daily Mail doesn't even deserve the mantle of newspaper (it can have paper, OK - but it can't have the news (and neither can the readers when they buy this - badum tish!)) It gets 2 stars out of 5 from me - and it gets that extra star because at times it can be genuinely hilarious, albeit unintentionally, at the sheer, ludicrous cheek it has for printing some of the tosh that it does. How it gets away with it is beyond me - maybe the fines it regularly gets for printing a load of lies should be a lot higher, then it might research it's stories? No, thought not!
I actually work at the Daily Mail, but do not fear for I only work for the advertising department!!! Now I have been working here for around 5 months now an there are something a like but mostly I dislike the paper! Ok so I had never really got into reading it before as all I had heard from friends and family is that it was a 'Fascist, right wing paper' and to be fair I an now see where they are coming from! The editorial is actually very clever and very manipulative. They focus on constantly telling the public that Muslims and Foreigners are here illegally and are a danger to society. I am personally not a very earlier persuaded person but if you read enough of it, it can really start to get into your head. The worst thing about the mail is it always makes you angry at everything, the busses, the corporation the unless Labor Government. It is a actually a very dangerous read as the stories are manipulated and changed to a bias almost BNP style of writing most of the time. It has a more intellectual read than that of traditional tabloids such as the Sun but at the same time is no where near as informative as one would expect the Times or Guardian. The people I work with are all very leftwing and very young and modern who all think very little of the Mails actual content. The Paper rally does seem to be for the older generation of Britain as it has that Grumpy Old Man feeling about it.
First of all the columnists. I find it massively disheartening that the mail has someone like Melanie Phillips writing for it. Sometimes I wonder if she dislikes her own gender. She certainly seems to have a rather backward attitude to feminism. Ms Phillips seems to want to live in a fictional bygone world where everyone can have a 2.4 children family, and the mothers stay with men no matter how obnoxious they are. As for her attitude to gay rights...let's just say Peter Tatchell isn't going to have her on speed dial. They also have Jan Moir on their columns, she who jumped off the precipice over the recent death of a gay popstar. Homophobia is never nice, but from someone who writes for a newspaper, it's positively repellent. The fact that she is still with the paper tells you all you need to know. The Daily Mail pretends to be a serious paper, but one flick through reveals that it is all but a redtop in sheeps clothing. They do love a bit of salacious jounalism in this paper, as long as they can sit in moral judgement of it, of course.
I don't read the news much because my dad has BBC News 24 on at night so I catch up with the news then but yesterday in Mcdonalds I needed something to read while I waited for my mate and the only paper in there was the Daily Mail so I picked it up for something to do. I've read the paper before and don't like it much because the journalists take themselve too serious and the stories are all too one sided. I don't think the Daily Mail can make its mind up whether it's a tabloid or a broadsheet because they will do a deep article about immigration and then on the next page will be a photo of Katie Price humiliating herself again because she thinks she's still young enough to get away with it. I read the story about immigration and felt myself getting proper angry with the paper because some of the lines in it were racist and the Daily Mail was definately tarring all immigrants with the same brush. Racism of any type makes me sick and I reckon it's only clever wording that stops the journalists in this paper being done for racial hatred. The articles by the columists were interesting to read and they seemed like they'd thought out what they were going to say more than the journalists but they still couldn't stop themselves making digs at the poor people who are going to be displaced again now the 'Jungle' has been got rid of in France. I won't buy this paper ever again because it's not the stuff I want to read about. I'm one of them people who you can put any newspaper down in front of me and I can read it but I felt myself getting proper angry with the Daily Mail as I carried on reading and by the time I got to about page 10 I chucked it onto the next table in disgust because this isn't the sort of stuff I think we should be reading in 2009. This ain't the voice of middle England no more.