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All the disparaging references to Daily Mail

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Abitwobblynow Mon 01-Oct-12 10:20:51

Does it not occur to you right-on caring sort, that the Daily Mail is the largest-selling newspaper in this country?

In other words, DM could reflect the views of the silent majority.

And your caring sharing good intentions could be an imposition, not an ideal or a truth.

So who are you with your sneering?

Finally: what is so heinous about a view point that gives importance to the concept of personal responsibility, and the values of the country?

mrscrocoduck Mon 01-Oct-12 10:21:34


FunnysInLaJardin Mon 01-Oct-12 10:23:10

the DM is an awful rag, there's not much more to say. And if it truly does reflect the view of the silent majority, then they are in dire need of a decent education

WorraLiberty Mon 01-Oct-12 10:23:34

It's just another tabloid to me so I have no feelings one way or the other about it.

Having said that, I don't get why some people read it just so they can be personally outraged about what's been written in it.

It doesn't make sense to me.

Trills Mon 01-Oct-12 10:23:42

Are you being unreasonable what?

Aboutlastnight Mon 01-Oct-12 10:24:18

Oh I love all the 'sorry it's a link to the DM' posts. Because obviously you never look st that site...oh no... And mumsnetters never discuss all the lurid details available on a story, never, never grin

PumpkinPositive Mon 01-Oct-12 10:24:47

The Daily Mail Online is like a smoking addiction. I know it's bad for me, I want to stop, but I just can't keep away. blush

But at least I'm not paying for it.

Trills Mon 01-Oct-12 10:25:26

The Mail online has very good SEO, so if you search for a news story it will often be the first thing shown.

Not that it's difficult to click on the 2nd or 3rd link that Google shows you...

Chubfuddler Mon 01-Oct-12 10:25:42

The idea that the DM represents the views of the silent majority sometimes keeps me awake at night. Even if its true that the right on sneerers are in the minority, that doesn't make them wrong.

fingers ache to point out the majority of Germans supported hitler but knows what will happen if I do

aldiwhore Mon 01-Oct-12 10:26:47

My parents read the DM, with the knowledge that its a ranty, scaremongery, reaction inducing rag. I take most things in their with a pinch of salt, the writing is intended to be imflammatory.

There is no harm in bashing it but just because you buy it, doesn't mean you buy into it.


dysfunctionalme Mon 01-Oct-12 10:27:42

I love the DM, makes me roar with laughter especially the readers' comments.
And I like the photos of Angelina's kids.I don't give a toss about anyone on any of the TV shows and I hate all the look at her tits stories but still, enough to keep me reading in there.

diddl Mon 01-Oct-12 10:30:50

I look at it online for celeb goss & "news".

Then I look elsewhere for a report of any news stories I´m interested in.

trockodile Mon 01-Oct-12 10:31:35

Me too Pumpkin! However, every time I actually know something about the story, I realise just how slanted and just plain wrong the story actually is so I do always keep an open mind about whatever I am reading!
For example, Zachary Quinto tweeted a link to an interview with him in a magazine. Very sweet, informative interview where at one point he talks about possibly passing down values to his children one day. Later in the interview he does not comment on his relationship to Glee's Jonathon Groff other than to say that he is very happy and lucky (or similar!). Headline next day in the Daily Mail-'ZQ can't wait to have children with JG!'

mummybare Mon 01-Oct-12 10:31:36

I thought The Sun was the best-selling paper?

Anyway, what's so wrong with being 'caring'? confused If that's the worst you can accuse your opponents of, perhaps you picked the wrong side...


freddiefrog Mon 01-Oct-12 10:35:33

I read it Online occasionally, as someone else said, you can read it without buying into it

I like reading the readers comments, I'd find maintaining that level of outrage utterly exhausting

MrSunshine Mon 01-Oct-12 10:39:06

So what if it does reflect the views of the majority? If the majority is racist sexist homophobic misogynistic class and money obsessed spite mongerers, they can all go fuck themselves in the same way as if they were a small minority.

And if your opinions and principles are based on how many people share them, you don't deserve to have any.

Your post is asinine and fatuous.

thekidsrule Mon 01-Oct-12 10:43:38

i love the mail on-line i read it every day

im not their typical reader i suppose (single parent on benefit 3 dc's etc)

but im no way ashamed to say i read it,though i have my suspisions many do on here but dont admit it,lol

only thing annoys when some say they dont but clearly do,does it matter if you choose to read it,no its personal choice

i dont and wont read the guardian but plenty do,its their choice

oh and i love to laugh at the middle class women and their lifestyles and tails of life

op you make a valid point imho

sugarice Mon 01-Oct-12 10:47:29

I read it every day [online] but I don't take a lot of what they write very seriously as there's plenty of sloppy lazy journalism there! Too much wine, coffee, bread, fake tan will kill us all kind of thing ! grin

It's good for a light hearted read about what non entity slebs are up to mostly.

PeshwariNaan Mon 01-Oct-12 10:59:10

I read the DM online every day, but it is a ridiculous, low standard scaremongering publication. Doesn't mean I sign up for everything it supposedly represents - and I don't believe it represents ANYTHING other that getting more readers. It's so obviously inflammatory and manipulative that it's funny to read. I guess some people are easily inflamed and manipulated and take it seriously?

CrackerJackShack Mon 01-Oct-12 11:04:06

I read the DM online every day, as well as several other online publications.

What would I do without single women in their 50's with no kids and sort-of "careers" telling me I can't have a career, a husband or kids every single day? I'd lose my motivation!

TheBigJessie Mon 01-Oct-12 11:05:33

There is a logical fallacy, that is concisely named "appeal to majority".

If there are two opposing opinions, the one held by the greater number is not automatically right.

Aboutlastnight Mon 01-Oct-12 11:05:43

I dislike the way they mix child abuse and show is stories - in one side it's a story about the abuse of a 14 year old girl and on the other there's a story about how some teenager has turned 16 ' and is showing off her curves in a tiny bikini" makes me want to hurl. I find the Kim Kardashian and Kelly Brook obsession confusing and dislike the graphic details they splash across the headlines.

But I do work nightshift at a computer and the DM website keeps an army of nightshift workers from falling asleep grin

Aboutlastnight Mon 01-Oct-12 11:06:42

'Show is' = show biz.

ShirtyKnot Mon 01-Oct-12 11:06:51

How do you feel about the way people are described by their writers?

Flobbadobs Mon 01-Oct-12 11:07:19

I read it online nearly everyday, along with other news sites. Just occasionally they do good articles, especially in the MoS and the campaigns are good ones. The readers comments are worth their weight in gold and the celebrity gossip is brilliant.
YABU, and you sound like a very self righteous DM reader...
Why are you sneering at people having 'caring sharing good intentions'? Is that a bad thing?

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