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101 Reasons to Hate the Daily Mail

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PerArduaAdNauseum Thu 06-Aug-09 19:08:10

1. Because they can't report a fact without putting a slant on it

2. Because they deliberately try to make everything more frightening than it is

Come on you know you want to wink

cocolepew Thu 06-Aug-09 19:09:12

3. they always say what age people are. who cares?

HumphreyCobbler Thu 06-Aug-09 19:11:01

To be fair all newspapers have an agenda. I do agree that the DMh 's agenda is vile though.

diedandgonetodevon Thu 06-Aug-09 19:11:41

Hey! you stole my thread title wink

4. They will always tell you if someone is on benefits

5. They are obsessed with house prices even if the story is about, oh I don't know, wheelie bins.

PeachyLaPeche Thu 06-Aug-09 19:12:21

4. They always use irrelevant facts (house rice, benefits claimed) to change the focus of stories

5. They get their target groups confused- love old male retired army types but hate the benefit claimants (even though the old retired make army type is on HB or whatever)

Nancy66 Thu 06-Aug-09 19:13:23

ALL newspapers include ages. it is part of news reporting.

PerArduaAdNauseum Thu 06-Aug-09 19:13:35

9. My MIL assumes that because it's written it's true, and uses their articles in conversation...

southeastastra Thu 06-Aug-09 19:13:41

i don't mind it actually

PerArduaAdNauseum Thu 06-Aug-09 19:15:22

10. If women aren't happy housewives or otherwise saved from themselves by being in a solid marriage with a stronger male, then they are de facto lesbians feminists or sluts

cherryblossoms Thu 06-Aug-09 19:15:57

10. Because it steals a little joy from the world just by merely existing.

[But snickering at SEA's interjection.]

JollyPirate Thu 06-Aug-09 19:17:15

They publish Liz Jones. Nuff said.

mollyroger Thu 06-Aug-09 19:17:42

because according to the Daily Mail, EVERYTHING causes cancer.

Drinking water.
Not drinking water
Eating meat.
Not eating meat.
Breathing
etc etc

mollyroger Thu 06-Aug-09 19:18:06

Because they are obsessed with fricking peaches geldof.

PerArduaAdNauseum Thu 06-Aug-09 19:18:37

11. Because it can take the views of one woman's nice little hobby unvalidated campaign and present it as a majority response...

PeachyLaPeche Thu 06-Aug-09 19:20:20

Oh it was one of the papers publishd by the people who made DH redundant in June

even if I hadnt loathed it then I would now, natch

mollyroger Thu 06-Aug-09 19:23:15

Sorry, I forgot to number my reasons. Do they still count?

diedandgonetodevon Thu 06-Aug-09 19:24:50

12. If you are an immigrant to the UK you must be scrounging scum.

scottishmummy Thu 06-Aug-09 19:24:54

err if you hate it.don't read it.simple.
unless you do likely but fear derision if you say so.

i am always curious that all the alleged DM haters,know a hell of a lot of its content,and current stories

like the folk who complain too much bloody sex and filth on the telly.Ban it...err so how do you know there is so much fornication on television

ah because you cant find the remote control
i see

Nancy66 Thu 06-Aug-09 19:26:22

Bearing in mind the DM gets about 100 mentions a day on here and gets linked to the website on dozens of threads - i would say MN works very nicely for them.

random Thu 06-Aug-09 19:26:45

I've never read the Daily Mail in my life

mollyroger Thu 06-Aug-09 19:28:13

I would not presume to criticise something I had never read scottishmummy....

PerArduaAdNauseum Thu 06-Aug-09 19:28:18

17. (Having accounted for Molly's) - because they actively promote the idea of 'femimist' being a perjorative adjective

PeachyLaPeche Thu 06-Aug-09 19:32:20

'i am always curious that all the alleged DM haters,know a hell of a lot of its content,and current stories'

Um, know thine enemies? so I anticipate crap my Grandad will bung in my direction

Actually as I said elsewhere, interesting article (though far too short) on Hitler yesterday (at the hairdressers!!!!!), shame about the rest

scottishmummy Thu 06-Aug-09 19:34:04

DM habitually linked with the prefix "i dont read it but...."

oh aye,i believe yawink

LoveaSugarRush Thu 06-Aug-09 19:34:12

i like the daily mail..esp Richard Littlejohn.....

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