"Like heroin...toxic...dis tilled evil and cruelty"... a description of The Daily Fail!

(33 Posts)
ishchel Wed 17-Jul-13 11:37:15

Best deconstruction yet of that miserable rag.
http://www.dailylife.com.au/news-and-views/dl-opinion/how-bad-is-the-daily-mail-for-you-20130716-2q1py.html

ishchel Wed 17-Jul-13 11:38:01
QueenofWhispers Wed 17-Jul-13 22:49:44

but it brings me soo much entertainment.

Where else would I find stories to scare my children/family out of doing dumb things? I can't make this stuff up!

Like the girl who went on Holiday in Turkey to be groomed by a man ---who then got her to run away with him a year later...I mean this story alone has helped put men into perspective for my little sister.

FunnysInLaJardin Wed 17-Jul-13 22:54:06

I read the mail online every day to my shame, but tis the only online newspaper that actually gives you a bit of meat on the crime stories. The BBC is soooo anodyne and risk averse. I need names and faces people grin

QueenofWhispers Wed 17-Jul-13 23:04:17

there is nothing that can't scare some sense into me like the daily fail.

claig Wed 17-Jul-13 23:16:24

I love it!

'The BBC is soooo anodyne and risk averse.'
The BBC is PC, the Mail tells it like it is, and the political parts of it set the agenda for the whole nation.

claig Wed 17-Jul-13 23:23:06

Where else can you find thinkers like Melanie Phillips, Peter Hitchens and Richard Littlejohn?

What other newspaper would take on the Establishment for so long and I believe lead to a review of the Liverpool Care Pathway, which is apparently now being scrapped?

It is the paper of Middle England, the voice of the middle classes. It is the paper of the people, unlike some other papers which are the papers of the politicians and the papers of the think tanks.

claig Wed 17-Jul-13 23:26:05

If Percy Bysshe Shelley were still writing today, he would undoubtedly be a leading commentator on the Right Minds section of the Daily Mail, and he would be with the majority, with the people and not with the think tanks.

His legendary words "ye are many and they are few" would never have been more true!

pointythings Thu 18-Jul-13 20:45:30

The Mail keeps me on the straight and narrow. If I find myself agreeing with anything in it(except the odd recipe) I know I'm in need of a dose of high culture and common sense and go back to Das Kapital and the Little Red Book to get myself balanced again.

limitedperiodonly Sat 20-Jul-13 15:49:14

If Percy Bysshe Shelley were still writing today, he would undoubtedly be a leading commentator on the Right Minds section of the Daily Mail

I do love you claig grin

ttosca Sat 20-Jul-13 15:56:56

Media Sensationalism and British Ignorance

Recent figures published by a leading market research organisation portray the British public as grossly out of touch with reality when it comes to their understanding of topics such as Islam and benefits. The research published by Ipsos MORI highlights the disparaging misconceptions and inept ignorance of the British public, who, for instance, believe that £24 out of every £100 issued as benefits is spent fraudulently when in fact the real figure stands at approximately 70p. I'm no mathematician but the discrepancy between 0.7% and 24% is a damning indictment of the biased, radicalised beliefs of the British public.

Looking into the readership estimates of British newspapers provided by the National Readership Survey offers some insight into why such a discord between perception and actuality exists, with the two most read publications being The Sun and The Daily Mail. Therein lies the source of the problem and why the average citizen believes that 31% of people in the UK are immigrants when the true figure stands at 13%, why it is thought 24% of the entire British population are Muslims (actually 5%) and why most people are adamant that the most effective means of saving taxpayers' money would be to cap benefits at £26,000 per household (this would apparently save £290 million which is a paltry sum in comparison to other potential options, such as raising the pension age to 66, which would save £5billion).

Cont'd...

www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/chris-godfrey/benefits-welfare-statistics_b_3603923.html

ubik Sat 20-Jul-13 16:02:25

I think it's an excellent product. But unpleasant.

I particularly dislike their website child abuse stories placed next to some scantily clad teen or worse, some celebrity's child. Makes me shudder.

And what is it with the obsession with brook/Kardashian?

ttosca Sat 20-Jul-13 16:02:36

> Where else can you find thinkers like Melanie Phillips, Peter Hitchens and Richard Littlejohn?

lol - yeah, true 'journalists of the people'. You can tell by the way they hate everybody.

KoalaFace Sat 20-Jul-13 16:15:41

Their obsession with Suri Cruise is so creepy.

I read the Mail on Sunday for years thinking it wouldn't have any effect on me but I was taking too many things as gospel and then when actually looking into it realised I had been totally manipulated.

Haven't been near it for about 2 years. I sometimes miss You magazine on a Sunday though...

pointythings Sat 20-Jul-13 16:43:53

ttosca there was some interesting research recently which suggests that people out there believe that 15% of teenagers under 16 get pregnant. The true figure is 0.6%. The Mail is the poison that feeds these people. sad

ttosca Sat 20-Jul-13 19:14:27

> The Mail is the poison that feeds these people.

Exactly so. sad

hairymonkey Sat 20-Jul-13 19:28:01

The mail should congratulate themselves on getting the lcp scrapped, it's not like it was a thoroughly researched, regularly reviewed pathway created by hospices to improve care at the end of life, that the only documented and issues were regard to lack of staff training and communication. I hope they have thought up a suitable alternative. Idiots

Flobbadobs Thu 25-Jul-13 10:34:24

It's a guilty pleasure but like a PP the images of not really dressed women right next to stories of abuse gets to me and I do complain about it to them.
Melanie Phillips annoys me but I quite like some of Peter Hitchens' stuff, his blog is a genuinly fascinating read. I really wish they'd stop giving KH the space to write her rubbish though, she's becoming a laughable parody of herself, I really think she's unwell, it's quite disturbing to watch.

minnehaha Thu 25-Jul-13 19:56:27

Ever since I can remember (my Mum bought it when I was younger), some perverse part of me 'enjoys' getting riled at what I read. It also tells me what's on the box and doesn't fall off the table when I'm eating breakfast. On form MAC alone is worth the cost of the paper -
http://www.michellehenry.fr/smoking-in-cars.jpg

There was a letter t'other day from someone saying summat like 98% of abortions are illegal. The Mail constantly carps on about the damage caused by abortion; printing articles from the viewpoint of women who've had only bad experiences etc. Yet it simultaneously has a negative attitude to young single mothers, in particular those on benefit.

LISTEN YOU PLONKERS - YOU CAN'T HAVE IT BOTH WAYS!!

I stopped reading MailOnline after they used the Philpott story to bash the welfare state, but I should have stopped after it drove Lucy Meadows to suicide.

I miss seeing what Kim Kardashian is wearing this week, but my conscience is a whole lot clearer.

frillyflower Thu 25-Jul-13 20:23:45

Thanks for the glib misunderstanding of Shelley. Keep reading the Mail. It's obviously stimulating you ntellectually.

claig Thu 25-Jul-13 23:38:46

I was talking about Shelley Winters (who was Bernie Winters's sister if I recall correctly). Lighten up and get a sense of humer. Read the Daily Mail, it will stretch you intellectually and give you the facts!

claig Thu 25-Jul-13 23:40:52

I think she starred in some movies with Schnorbitz, but don't quote me on that, because I'm not 100% sure.

frillyflower Fri 26-Jul-13 19:30:20

Thanks I have a sense of humer (sic). I think you are lucky to have found the Mail. You have obviously found your level. Well done!

kim147 Fri 26-Jul-13 20:23:08

They're hypocrites - a headline complaining about sexism at the BBC, an article talking about teenagers and body image issues - all next to articles and pictures of women in bikinis and talking about their appearance.

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