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Is the Daily Mail avoiding me?

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Littlepleasures Tue 16-May-17 17:12:52

I read both the Daily Mail andd the Guardian websites to try to form a more balanced view of what is actually going on in this country. I don't usually comment on any news stories, but the pillorying of Jeremy Corbyn has got me riled and I just had to leave a comment for the DMV reader who stated how could labour voters trust JC as he had private education, a posh house and other trappings of the establishment? That someone who had been fortunate in life could want to protect those less fortunate than himself was an unknown concept to this person.
Needed to register with DM obviously to join debate but still waiting for activation email. Any other forum I've joined sends the email right away but it's been hours now. Are they avoiding me?

Awwlookatmybabyspider Tue 16-May-17 17:29:23

Yes they're clearly avoiding you, because you're defending JC.
The DM is a Tory paper through and through.
If you're not jumping on the Tory's dicks. Your point is invalid. They're not interested.
They dont want anything nice written about JC that might sway their already newly brainwashed Tory voters.
And terrifyingly more and more people are falling for their bull shit.
I think if the Tories do get back in a lot of people may not be as generous with food banks ect. I certainly will not be. I have no problem what so ever with saying that. After all they've got their chance to get them out. More fool them if they don't use it.
Sorry rant over.

WonderLime Tue 16-May-17 17:34:18

I don't think going to two completely biased extremes will give you a balanced view anyway. The DM is known to twist stories until there is barely a silver of truth left - and that's when they are not being prosecuted for libel.

Just read something more respectable and garnish your own opinion from that instead.

Littlepleasures Tue 16-May-17 17:38:24

What do you consider more respectable?

MarciaBlaine Tue 16-May-17 17:39:51

Never read the DM to get a "balanced " view. They print made up, misogynist twaddle.

fiftyplustwo Tue 16-May-17 17:41:26

I read "the Guardian" because I can - no pay wall - and furthermore the nagging about paying works, I'm considering to pay. (For pay walls I just leave immediately.)

MrsHathaway Tue 16-May-17 17:41:29

I find Al Jazeera a useful additional source.

Reading the "wrong" side can entrench us just as firmly in our own beliefs as an echo chamber. Every UK-based news source is bound to have an interest (that is, bias) re UK politics, whereas foreign news sources are more detached even if still interested.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Tue 16-May-17 17:43:22

The DM seem to forget though. If you dont let people air their views there. They'll just go some where else.

WonderLime Tue 16-May-17 17:45:58

When I've figured that out, I'll let you know! wink

To be honest, I tend to favour the BBC (seeing as the right call it left leaning, and the left call it right), and the Independent. I do sometimes read the Guardian too as I'm more left leaning but I'm skeptical sometimes. The Financial Times are okay too.

However I try to take all news as impartially as I can, and I'm quite critical of things anyway (I think I may have a terrible habit of picking apart posts of MN to try and get to the actual truth which I think might not always come across very well blush).

MrsHathaway Tue 16-May-17 17:48:35

The BBC is horrendous re Corbyn though.

WonderLime Tue 16-May-17 17:54:18

The BBC is horrendous re Corbyn though.

Agreed, and it is frustrating.

I was just looking at another post where several posters had commented on JC's ineffective leadership - yet when pressed they had no evidence to support or, at best, Tory MSM links that were just smear campaigns. Pretty worrying TBH.

Littlepleasures Tue 16-May-17 18:01:09

I think that's what's so scary about about being an average voter. What is the truth? Where do you find it? I try to read info from different sources and bias but what strikes me is how do I know what the truth is when each side has evidence or statistics to back up their contrary claims.

MrsHathaway Tue 16-May-17 18:05:53

I have fb friends who campaign for all the big parties (Lab, Con, LD, SNP, Plaid) so I get a lot of very earnest discussion of just about everything. That's quite useful.

DailyMailReadersAreThick Tue 16-May-17 18:19:52

I read both the Daily Mail


Littlepleasures Tue 16-May-17 19:12:20

Daily mail readers are thick
Yes I know, but I read it to marvel that people seem to believe it. It's also useful to be aware of what dangerous nonsense they are peddling.

YoloSwaggins Tue 16-May-17 19:41:13

Why not read international news sources? A lot more angles than British sources only.

Al Jazeera, RT, Press TV etc.

Also, look up MediaLens - they do a lot of critiquing and rebuttals of British media sources, and link to a lot of interesting alternative news sources.

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