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    You always hear about the Daily Mail's far-right sided thought in articles, etc. And comedians always take the piss out of it; but when did all this start?

    I'm trying not to generalize, they may've had some left-sided thought during articles they have written in the past? :confused: However, as far as I've heard, its just racist article after racist article - Well, this is also going by my Gov Pol Class, (who are all BNP anyway so you've got to take everything with a pinch of salt)...

    Still, when did this far-right reputation start? Or was it simply because 'most' papers side with a Political Wing?

    (Don't mean to offend any Daily Mail readers if I have generalized)...
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    they were far-right in the 40s or something when a headline ran "hooray to the blackshirts" now theyre just right-populist, which is nothing bad.


    the left-wing have just led a successful propaganda campaign against it and have influenced most people into not reading it. wish us right-wingers could be immature enough to bother poisoning socialists against the guardian
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    From Wikipedia:

    With Harold running the business side of the operation and Alfred as Editor, the Mail from the start adopted a imperialist political stance, taking a patriotic line in the Second Boer War, leading to claims that it was not reporting the issues of the day objectively.
    This would suggest it has always had a reputation for being extremely right-wing.

    If you are referring specifically to fascism then the Daily Mail supported this throughout the 1930s and published editorials supporting Hitler, Mussolini and Mosley. It has always been a nasty piece of work anyway.

    I hardly think they could have published these articles during the 1940s considering the political situation at the time.
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    "Hurrah for the blackshirts" pretty sure that compared to those days they arent as far right
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    (Original post by jamesman13)
    they were far-right in the 40s or something when a headline ran "hooray to the blackshirts" now theyre just right-populist, which is nothing bad.


    the left-wing have just led a successful propaganda campaign against it and have influenced most people into not reading it. wish us right-wingers could be immature enough to bother poisoning socialists against the guardian
    Propaganda campaign? You make it sound like the consistent trend of the Daily Mail making things up, printing lies and generally promoting incredibly poor journalism, is the fault of the left. :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by jamesman13)
    they were far-right in the 40s or something when a headline ran "hooray to the blackshirts" now theyre just right-populist, which is nothing bad.


    the left-wing have just led a successful propaganda campaign against it and have influenced most people into not reading it. wish us right-wingers could be immature enough to bother poisoning socialists against the guardian
    It's not the same as the Guardian though is it?

    They even fall under different categories. The Guardian is not a tabloid.
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    At the dawn of time when it was born in the fires of hell...
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    They're not right wing per se and certainly not 'far' right, they're just sensationalist and out to cause as much outrage as possible.

    However, they are one of the few media sources that report things that the left wing media and BBC (aka NuLabour propaganda machine) fail to report on, such as the poppy burning on 11/11.
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    I'm pretty sure during the 30s they said Hitler's Germany was exactly what we should be doing over here...


    Though I forget where I heard that, so it could be wrong.
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    Probably the time when every newspaper would have some heinous murder on their front page, whilst the Daily Mail would have some "exposé" about immigration.
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    It's all to do with this chap:

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    Definitely not far right, they do appeal to 'middle england' though. All this immediate ignoring any source if it is from the 'Daily Fail' though gets way out of hand, the 'left wing' media such as BBC - which DG Mark Thompson admitted to be true - and the Guardian is just as bad as being one sided.
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    Since it became apparent that the DM loved the Nazis and Italy Youth. They have no real principles however. They just hate whatever is in fashion.
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    Well if anything I consider the BBC to have a slight right-wing bias, so these things clearly are in the eye of the beholder. I would also object to New Labour being considered a left-wing movement and I say that as a left-wing Labour Party member.

    The Guardian obviously has a left-wing bias but the difference is, The Guardian is not irresponsible enough to allow its bias to stir up racial tensions as the Daily Mail regularly does with its scare stories about Muslims, gypsies, asylum seekers (when they clearly do not understand what the term even means) and anyone else they can use as a convenient scapegoat for the problems in the country.
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    (Original post by vhvhvh)
    Well if anything I consider the BBC to have a slight right-wing bias, so these things clearly are in the eye of the beholder. I would also object to New Labour being considered a left-wing movement and I say that as a left-wing Labour Party member.

    The Guardian obviously has a left-wing bias but the difference is, The Guardian is not irresponsible enough to allow its bias to stir up racial tensions as the Daily Mail regularly does with its scare stories about Muslims, gypsies, asylum seekers (when they clearly do not understand what the term even means) and anyone else they can use as a convenient scapegoat for the problems in the country.
    Quoted for truth, great post.
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    The Daily Mail has always been a right-wing, nationalist newspaper. That's how it started; the alternative to the Times in the late 19th century.

    IIRC - read a book which described this in brief, may be wrong on the details.
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    I would hardly say they were 'far' right.
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    Thank you for the good replies.

    I didn't mean to imply they were far-right via my own opinion, it was simply the impression I gathered off of other people.
    I've never read it myself, which would probably have been the "better" place to start.

    Still, thanks again for the decency in all your replies.
 
 
 
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