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Yahoo News are now using MN threads for their news stories...

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Magicpaintbrush Wed 11-May-16 11:32:09

Apologies if anyone has already posted about this, but I just spotted this on Yahoo News. I thought the Daily Mail was the usual culprit but it seems to be catching on.... here is the link...

Oysterbabe Wed 11-May-16 11:34:59

All the new outlets are covering this one. It was on This Morning.

Oysterbabe Wed 11-May-16 11:35:20


Wyldfyre Wed 11-May-16 11:36:07

Either a follow up or it was done by a news agency (who make their money by selling to all news outlets)

MilkTwoSugarsThanks Wed 11-May-16 11:37:34

Aaaaand the comments say "cancel the cheque" 😂

FeelingSmurfy Wed 11-May-16 11:38:44

It was on Huffington post too, I think everywhere else has grabbed it from daily mail sharing it

toots111 Wed 11-May-16 11:39:21

And the guardian!

ilove Wed 11-May-16 11:40:52

Chris Evans was all over it on the radio 2 breakfast show this morning

BeYourselfUnlessUCanBeAUnicorn Wed 11-May-16 11:41:50

Fuck me people don't bloody read do they! I know it's a standing joke on here now but the amount of comments on Yahoo saying "cancel the cheque!" Read the bastarding article!

I think after more than 1000 posts and the fact this has gone viral, it's a suggestion that just may have already been thought of by now!

Magicpaintbrush Wed 11-May-16 11:42:24

You can't write anything on here without it being grabbed up by the press.

CiaoVerona Wed 11-May-16 11:43:18

The Irish independent has also taken the entitled wedding gift story and published a story based off the thread.

The Mail for the most part aggregates other news stories for clicks I guess they are all getting in on the act.

HighDataUsage Wed 11-May-16 11:44:12

I wonder if the bride and groom have seen it in the news? I doubt they would identify themselves but the op should so people can steer clear of the greedy bastards.

WorraLiberty Wed 11-May-16 11:46:44

I wonder how many Mumsnetters are paid to start threads purely for the media to pick up on? wink

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ilovesooty Wed 11-May-16 11:46:53

Oh for goodness sake. Mumsnet is a public forum not some sacrosanct private place.

ilovesooty Wed 11-May-16 11:47:55

Worra they might do that at MNHQ grin

PaulAnkaTheDog Wed 11-May-16 11:48:20

Worra you read my mind!

WorraLiberty Wed 11-May-16 11:48:56

shock I wonder how many of those Mumsnetters are actually members of MNHQ!!!??

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WorraLiberty Wed 11-May-16 11:49:48

Oh, X posted blush

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Oysterbabe Wed 11-May-16 11:54:05

It's probably the journos writing them.

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