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Argh - I'M in the news - the Daily Mail Online!!!

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DillyTante Fri 28-Dec-12 10:41:42

So, a couple of months ago I did a short phone interview on Radio 4, about my yarn bombing.

I didn't realise until today that the Daily Mail Online have basically cribbed the interview and made it seem like I spoke to them!!! Ok, so they've linked to my blog so I should be grateful, but doesn't this seem like cheap journalism? Plus, I don't endorse the Daily Mail at all.

I want to show you all but don't want to link. Isn't there a way that you can link to a site without it showing on their stats?

cornystollenslave Fri 28-Dec-12 10:45:56

yarn bombing ?

Hassled Fri 28-Dec-12 10:48:03

You could give us a google search phrase guaranteed to get the link.

IHeartKingThistle Fri 28-Dec-12 10:48:07

I've scrolled down but I can't find it! Bit cheeky of them, good publicity though I suppose!

DillyTante Fri 28-Dec-12 10:49:32

The article is called 'gripping yarn'

upinthehills Fri 28-Dec-12 10:51:46

Searching for "What a stitch up" should take you there - if that is the correct article - I could be wrong!

cornystollenslave Fri 28-Dec-12 10:53:44

is it the article with the cocacola can?

lemonmuffin Fri 28-Dec-12 10:55:50

I read that article! so you're the yarn bomber then?

Brilliant, how do you do it all without being seen?

cornystollenslave Fri 28-Dec-12 10:57:29

have searched for what a stitch up grin that's brilliant

DillyTante Fri 28-Dec-12 10:58:06

Nonono! I didn't do the Olympic one - I'm not THAT talented. But I do do it in my area.

Nancy66 Fri 28-Dec-12 11:12:48

here it is. It's from You magazine last Sunday. It's a very sweet feature and, as you say, your blog is credited.

BitofSparklingPerry Fri 28-Dec-12 11:14:10

Nancy - she said she didn't want to link

Nancy66 Fri 28-Dec-12 11:17:57

I know.

DillyTante Fri 28-Dec-12 11:20:16

Yes but Nancy the point is I didn't speak to them, there was no journalism involved unless you call copying down what I said on the radio journalism. And while they credited me they didn't credit the BBC show i came from. Just seems a bit cheap and dishonest to me.

ssd Fri 28-Dec-12 11:27:05

" subverting a normally feminine medium,’



so you knit things and tie them to lamp posts, hardly subversive dilly

Nancy66 Fri 28-Dec-12 11:27:08

you're only mentioned in one par at the end! You make it sound like the whole feature is about you. It's not.

they only use about 30 words from you.

KaraStarbuckThrace Fri 28-Dec-12 11:28:37

Yes I can see why you might be narked!
BTW saw your work on the pier last time we were in Saltburn. You rock grin

mellen Fri 28-Dec-12 11:31:45

Its pretty common for news articles to be made up from twitter or facebook posts. For a small paragraph at the end of an article why not spend 30s copying something from your blog, rather than however long it would have taken to actually track down someone willing to speak to them.

And you did get free publicity out of it.

raininginsuburbia Fri 28-Dec-12 11:39:07

"there was no journalism involved"

I think you've just summed up the Daily Mail's editorial policy.

Back2Two Fri 28-Dec-12 11:39:29

I think nancy66 works for the DM. Or wants to.

ssd Fri 28-Dec-12 11:41:08

I dont think dilly did saltburn, doesnt she do the yarning in cheltenham....or am I wrong altogether?

claig Fri 28-Dec-12 13:29:44

'knitty gritty', 'knitwits'
and people say there was no journalism involved!

This is in the Mail on Sunday, the paper that many regard as Britain's leading Sunday paper, often referred to as the people's paper. This will get much more publicity than an item on BBC Radio 4. The Mail's online website gets the largest audience for a newspaper site in the world.

This is the Mail, this is huge, this is journalism at its finest!

MrsJREwing Fri 28-Dec-12 13:39:22

Love your work.

DillyTante Fri 28-Dec-12 13:49:37

No, I had NOTHING to do with Saltburn! I do indeed live in Gloucestershire which is where I do it.

claig Fri 28-Dec-12 13:53:14

' I had NOTHING to do with Saltburn'

Me thinks thou dost protest too much. The capital letters are a giveaway!

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