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FFS I am sat in a cafe Reading the Daily mail ( bless me father for I have sinned) and there ia a section called "today on mumsnet"

(95 Posts)
flatcapandpearls Thu 06-Aug-09 16:19:37

Why would an intelligent website aimed primarily at women sell it's soul to this rascist, woman rating rag?

moondog Thu 06-Aug-09 16:20:53

'News' seems to increasingly involve sneaking around on internet forums and furtively noting what people say.
Life imitating art or vice versa?

louii Thu 06-Aug-09 16:20:55


UnquietDad Thu 06-Aug-09 16:22:02

I don't think it hates women per se any more than the rest of the population (it's just generally misanthropic) but I do wonder why it is so popular on here.

And I'm as bad as anyone - I've only just posted a link to a story there myself today!

LIZS Thu 06-Aug-09 16:22:17

I did wonder if , as mn claims copyright over the postings, any formal agreement to reuse the quotes had to be made ?

TAFKAtheUrbanDryad Thu 06-Aug-09 16:22:37

Wow - I knew the Daily Kneejerk took most - if not all - of its stories from MN, but I didn't know they had a whole section dedicated to us it.

I suppose at least they're crediting their sources, eh?

diedandgonetodevon Thu 06-Aug-09 16:22:58

Maybe we should have a "101 reasons we hate the Daily Mail" thread- that'd make a great column for them.

UnquietDad Thu 06-Aug-09 16:23:25

It's a Faustian pact - it has begun...

LoveaSugarRush Thu 06-Aug-09 16:23:27

the daily mail is not prints facts other papers wont...that's all.

ClaireDeLoon Thu 06-Aug-09 16:24:09

only a 101 diedandgonetodevon?

UnquietDad Thu 06-Aug-09 16:24:33

It prints dodgy "facts" framed in very reactionary language, designed to appeal to people whose attitude to immigration is less-than-reconstructed.

flatcapandpearls Thu 06-Aug-09 16:25:22

It is only a matter of time before this site becomes mailsnet every other thread is a link to the mail and now we have our own column.

diedandgonetodevon Thu 06-Aug-09 16:25:47

No, you're right. Maybe that was very a little low!

sarah293 Thu 06-Aug-09 16:25:54

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LoveaSugarRush Thu 06-Aug-09 16:27:31

uqd; you could argue all papers do that to appeal to their target audience...the daily mail do not "make things up"

Rindercella Thu 06-Aug-09 16:28:32

Why can't they quote something Anyfucker has said? I'd love to see her name in the Daily Male grin

FabBakerGirlIsBack Thu 06-Aug-09 16:30:02


FiveGoMadInDorset Thu 06-Aug-09 16:31:42

So you have come over to the dark side? grin

PeachyLaPeche Thu 06-Aug-09 16:31:51

lovea- do you have to make something up to put a slant on things? to print half stories or generally mislead? Course not.

Does it need to detail the benefit payments of someone in a story that is about something very different? Of course not.

Shite paper.

Actually I read it elsewhere yesterday and there was a fascinating artiocle about Hitler'slife in there, however generally-


TAFKAtheUrbanDryad Thu 06-Aug-09 16:34:27

The Daily Hate Mail regularly make shit up - and if they're not making it up then they're manipulating "facts" to suit they're own dubious ends.

Google "Daily Mail lies" - it even comes up as a suggestion on Safari, which says a lot! grin

MrsBadger Thu 06-Aug-09 16:35:06

I think it should use MN as a soap opera

like other papers have 'this week on Corrie' etc

UnquietDad Thu 06-Aug-09 16:35:43

As with all newspapers it's about how the balance of articles is presented. Giving unnecessary weight to a "non-story" about immigration or health scares is as misleading as inventing facts out of thin air. They will grab one quote or out-of-context "fact" and weave a story around it. What is at the heart of the story may to some extent be true, but the way in which it is presented gives an untrue impression.

One fine example recently was the woman police chief quoted as saying that her force had its work cut out coping with the 300 languages spoken in their area. This is undeniably a new challenge for the police. She wasn't using that as a way of saying the speakers of these languages shouldn't be here, and the police chief undeniably said that - but how she said it, what else she said, and the good work being done in community policing in different communities were all aspects conspicuously ignored by the mail "journalist."

The result is that someone like my mother then cuts this article out, highlights particular juicy phrases and clips it together with a bunch of others to send to me, to "prove" her agenda that immigration is slowly destroying our country via "invasion".

TAFKAtheUrbanDryad Thu 06-Aug-09 16:35:52

Why not go the whole hog, MrsB, and just print morningpaper's round-up?

LoveaSugarRush Thu 06-Aug-09 16:39:02

it has it's own political agenda most papers.... i think guardian readers for example are middleclass do gooders who wont be happy until everyone is gay and living life as a "minority"

UnquietDad Thu 06-Aug-09 16:40:19

loveasugarrush, have you nicked my Special Stirring Spoon? I wondered where it had gone.

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