To start a thread for the Daily Mail hacks?

(24 Posts)
Farandole Tue 26-Apr-16 16:37:10

Dear DM, you are lousy and your coverage of anonymous posts is eroding the community on this site, which has for years provided invaluable help to thousands of parents. Can't you do your job and generate new stories for a change, instead of preying on other people's personal grief and calls for help?

FUCK THE DAILY MAIL. Feel free to print that.

Ladybirdbookworm Tue 26-Apr-16 18:25:33

Yanbu

Fuck the daily mail

howtorebuild Tue 26-Apr-16 18:29:15

They will probably stalk you and post one of your threads.

Strokethefurrywall Tue 26-Apr-16 18:40:31

They are a bunch of cunts and I said as much in my comment on the article.

My that they'd publish it.

peggyundercrackers Tue 26-Apr-16 18:47:20

I was thinking about this today. I don't see much difference to posting a story here than it being published on another web site. This site gets millions of views each day just like their site and both are public sites.

Is it a bad thing to publish how people feel on a national site like DMs site? Lots of people maybe feel like the OP of the story today and maybe other people will feel more normal because they know others are going through what they are going through - this story might help other people deal with their own issues which can't be a bad thing.

TooLazyToWriteMyOwnFuckinPiece Tue 26-Apr-16 18:56:43

Seriously Peggy? Why don't you tell me something about your family, along with their real names, and we'll publish it on a site that says it has over 23 million readers a month?
Mumsnet may be popular but it's hardly at that level.

coffeeisnectar Tue 26-Apr-16 19:24:24

yanbu. The story they've printed today (second one in a few days) was taken from a thread about a mum grieving for her dead baby.

Absolutely no scruples or morals. On a par with the Scum newspaper.

JuxtapositionRecords Tue 26-Apr-16 19:40:20

Yes this is an open Internet forum and people should know when they post it is open for anyone and everyone to see. But I don't see why that makes it right to take someone's posts and make a whole article out of it. The baby one has me livid. They should have contacted the poster privately and asked for her story if they were so interested in it. It's such lazy journalism.

But then it's the Daily Mail, they aren't exactly known for their ground breaking stories or great writing.

Fuck the shitty Mail.

underrugsswept Tue 26-Apr-16 19:48:35

Disgusting, lazy journalism. I'd be ashamed and embarrassed if I was the woman who wrote it.

peggyundercrackers Tue 26-Apr-16 20:07:34

TooLazyToWriteMyOwnFuckinPiece I don't post any identifying information about me or my family on the Internet as its public - anyone who does post must expect it will be copied to other web sites.

MNHQ and posters on this site copy posts from here to FB and Twitter all the time - I expect you hold them in contempt along with DM?

I think the last figure I read about MN was it had 5million unique readers a month.

Buzzardbird Tue 26-Apr-16 20:11:48

I doubt that they feel any guilt...that would make them human.

TooLazyToWriteMyOwnFuckinPiece Tue 26-Apr-16 20:15:17

What else should I hold them in other than contempt for publishing that article (if it can be called that)?
So the reaction to a grieving parent turning to other mothers for support and posting openly about her situation should be - "well what did you expect?"
Why are you invested in supporting the right of the daily fail to be cunts?

peggyundercrackers Tue 26-Apr-16 20:18:20

I'm not supporting anyone, I'm just pointing out the obvious.

Foslady Tue 26-Apr-16 20:19:20

Dear DM 'journalists'

Did you REALLY spend all that time, working hard, building up student debt getting the qualifications so you could write stories such as the one one of your collegue's has feeding off a woman's grief for her child? Have you any idea how much courage it must have taken her to write that all down and publish it? Do you really believe that because it's in the public domain it's an acceptable way to make money?
A real use of your time and talents would have been to have highlighted the actions of the maternity ward photographers/free 'club' that MNetters have had bad experiences with? Or the issues parents of children with life affecting conditions have posted on here about - the every child counts work? But no - that's not as sensational enough for you on a day that the Hilsborough judgement has been announced on. Your rag has had to focus on the way how a woman is trying to come to terms with grief.
At some point you will lose someone in your life. Someone you care about, someone you will cry until you don't think you have any more tears left. Then you will cry some more. And on that day I want you to remember the story your colleague had published today. And maybe you will finally see just what damage your employer had done to not only that lady (and probably her family). Also to the online community that is mumsnet. I wouldn't bother trailing it's pages for any more stories in the near future - do you honestly thing any of us will publish anything other than banal every day things?

usual Tue 26-Apr-16 20:20:40

You post on MN you take your chances that your posts might end up elsewhere. MN is not a secret place. It's not even a members only forum.

rosieliveson1 Tue 26-Apr-16 20:20:57

I'm not sure copy paste really counts as journalism DM!

Squeegle Tue 26-Apr-16 20:21:35

I think it is outrageous, it ain't news and it ain't in the public interest. I am actually shocked at the Daily Mail for pic posting this story, although probably shouldn't be. Surely there is something that can be done???

NameAgeLocation Tue 26-Apr-16 20:26:18

That 'article' is appalling.

TooLazyToWriteMyOwnFuckinPiece Tue 26-Apr-16 20:29:04

Even the Write Stuff wouldn't stoop this low.
There is an obvious difference between this and, say, penis beaker; and saying "of course this can happen" seems as odd to me as making the same comment when you read the latest outrage in the news.
Bad things happen yes. We can't be pissed off about it? Fuck that.

NameAgeLocation Tue 26-Apr-16 20:30:28

When you share information about your child, his name, what he loved and what he was like, I think it's reasonable to expect that even though you've posted it on a popular website, it won't be picked up and turned into a 'story' by the Daily Mail. FFS. There's what's legal, what's secret/private and what's not. Things posted online are obviously not private. But to take someone's grief over a lost child and use it as a money-making exercise is completely fucking inappropriate.

zoomtothespoon Tue 26-Apr-16 20:32:22

It was vile of them to post that. Fuck the daily mail

NameAgeLocation Tue 26-Apr-16 20:32:44

What next, will they be trawling the bereavement boards for good stories that will get them some clicks?

I'm disgusted.

usual Tue 26-Apr-16 20:34:14

It might be inappropriate but it's been happening on MN for years. It's not going to stop any time soon.

DisgraceToTheYChromosome Tue 26-Apr-16 21:02:04

Fuck the Daily Mail, the tax avoiding Blackshirt supporting spunktrumpets.

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