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...preparing for a flaming......aibu to not understand why everyone hates The Daily Mail?

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mameulah Tue 06-Aug-13 21:46:59

That's it.

I don't get what the problem is?

ComposHat Wed 07-Aug-13 13:56:18

They hate women
They hate aging women
They hate young women who aren't sexy/slags or z list celebs
They hate women who work
They hate women who have kids
They hate women who dont have kids
They hate women who "let themselves go"
They hate women who achieve intellectual success
They hate porn because it competes with the sidebar of shame

All true and yet its readership is mostly female. It is the only national newspaper that has more female reader than male.

I've never understood that.

kim147 Wed 07-Aug-13 13:59:00

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nkf Wed 07-Aug-13 13:59:41

What don't you get? Have you read it? Have you read the sneers about it? It's not subtle.

clarequilty Wed 07-Aug-13 14:00:48

"it encourages otherwise sane and reasonable people like my parents and my ILs to come out with statements like..."

They were not sane and reasonable in the first place.

Quenelle Wed 07-Aug-13 14:11:41

I'll be the judge of that thanks clare.

ComposHat Wed 07-Aug-13 14:13:43

So women can look at the sidebar of shame and say "look at her".

All well and good, but the hatred of women goes beyond the trvial fluff you get in say, Heat magazine, yet its readership remains overwhelmingly female.

It would be like 'The Voice' newspaper containing nothing but wall to wall racist articles and gushing praise for the BNP.

GreenSkittles Wed 07-Aug-13 18:13:31

I have finally broken my DM habit. It's no good for my blood pressure.

I hate the way they employ female writers to be professional hate figures. I highly doubt Liz Jones and Sam Brick are so unreasonable in real life, but if they stopped infuriating people on the DM site they'd be out of work.

I hate the disingenuous articles, like the way they print photos of a famous woman looking a bit tired, no make-up, and gush about her outstanding natural beauty in the article, just so the readers can let rip with '30? She looks 50!' and 'I didn't know Gollum was a natural beauty!!'

I hate the misogynist baiting headlines, like when they annnounced young womens prison places were being cut, prompting 'Discrimination! This country hates men!!!' when the article goes on to say clearly that far more young mens prison places were being cut.

And the comments section.. The recent article about Doreen Lawrence being made a Baroness had the most disgusting comments underneath it, they had to have been coordinated by a racist group. And last year I read a story about a 13 year old girl who died during a PE lesson at school. Someone commented underneath 'That's what she gets for leaving the kitchen.' That comment had been approved...

lovecupboards Wed 07-Aug-13 18:21:51

Because its a load of shit, that fills gullible idiots with barmy ideas. The real question is why every other paper doesn't get the same rap, because they all fit this same description.

zatyaballerina Wed 07-Aug-13 18:27:58

I read the daily mail online, for the comments more than anything else, it's entertaining. I also read the guardian, telegraph, independent, huffington post and about a dozen other news sites and blogs, it doesn't mean I agree with any of them politically. You'll never know what the news is if you keep to only those you politically agree with because everyone produces propaganda to fit their agenda and hides items which don't and you won't see it if you think you're reading the truth (a rare thing). You have to read through the lines and if you read widely enough about any issue you'll know when journalists are lying or just ill informed.

GreenSkittles Wed 07-Aug-13 18:50:46

Another thing you can guarantee about the comments section - if the artcile is set in the UK but features non-white people, the top-rated comments will all be things like 'B-but.. surely there's some mistake! This can't possibly be the UK.... can it??'

Just a bunch of tossers.

TidyDancer Wed 07-Aug-13 18:53:54

My lovely lovely FIL was once the target of a daily mail story (well, series of stories actually) many years ago. Their hacks were camped outside his house for days on end, baiting and abusing him. When his child died in very sad circumstances, they tried saying despicable things about the little boy to get a reaction from him. I can't (for obvious reasons) say exactly what the original story was about (it was to do with his work), but he did fuck all wrong and was hounded and hounded for it.

Suffice to say, the daily mail wouldn't even be used as toilet paper in this house.

WafflyVersatile Wed 07-Aug-13 22:19:51

The only person I know who had something written about them in their they tried to make out his dad dying turned him into a drag queen. horrible stuff.

They hate my employers and therefore me. [proud]

Mintyy Wed 07-Aug-13 22:25:44

You are going to think me very rude for saying this op but if you don't "get" why people dislike the Daily Mail then you come across as a little short on basic common sense.

Fine to defend the DM if you must, fine to read it if you have nothing better to do, but, really, you must be able to see why other people hate it just by looking at one or two headlines therein.

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