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Why do people hate the Daily Mail?

Just seen a user on here called 'dailymaillsaliar'.

Why do people hate this newspaper so much?

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Original post by mrocd2014
Just seen a user on here called 'dailymaillsaliar'.

Why do people hate this newspaper so much?


People think it's heavily bias towards the Tories (with their endless tales of immigration, EU & royal family issues) and if you check the comments section generally speaking a lot of them are right-wing (Tory or UKIP backers) but also working class.

I can't help but think a lot of it is to do with the fact that the majority on here are left-wing, and refuse to accept any debate on issues like immigration.. Some even refuse to read the paper which I deem political snobbery as the DailyMail often have a right-wing working class narrative (giving a different perspective on things), and their stories are usually true and their stats are usually true. Eg this is how a feminist looks t-shirts scandal.


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I saw an article on it earlier which featued Kit Harrington (John Snow, Game of Thrones) talking about violence in the show. It had two pictures from him in Pompeii.
Original post by mrocd2014
Just seen a user on here called 'dailymaillsaliar'.

Why do people hate this newspaper so much?


It's right-wing, sensationalist and most importantly, it never lets the facts get in the way of a 'good story'. You will find plenty of examples of the Mail's dismal history of factual accuracy. They write stories that people want to hear rather than actually reporting the world as it is and they cause a massive amount of damage as a result of this. For instance, the Mail's efforts to claim that everything in the known universe causes cancer has doubtless resulted in many people making silly (potentially harmful) lifestyle decisions, and they have caused irreparable damage to the environment through their fabrication of a 'scandal' at the UEA's Climate Laboratory (and that's not the only 'scandal' they've invented).

And the comments section makes you lose the will to live, seriously. There is so much hatred on that website, it's unbelievable. The only thing they don't seem to hate is hatred.
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I personally love the comment section at the bottom of the page when reading online. Hilarious!
Don't know, but they actually have a good and simple website where you can view comments and highest rated ones, they do not get removed by moderators (unlike guardian), they also have a entertaining sports section (why I read it), but lol people generally think it is a Islamaphobic, racist Nazi newspaper.
Original post by fluffylittlecat
I personally love the comment section at the bottom of the page when reading online. Hilarious!

It's so amazing!! Although it does worry me that people hold such harsh and ignorant views when it comes to many issues in society.:frown:
Original post by vee_wuvshugs
It's so amazing!! Although it does worry me that people hold such harsh and ignorant views when it comes to many issues in society.:frown:


Yeah, I agree with you there. :/
It pretends to be a serious paper but is really a tabloid. At least the Sun and the Mirror don't pretend to be anything other than a tabloid.
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When my Mum was doing her midwifery degree one of the first things they told her was that the Daily Mail has an awful record as far as accuracy on health related articles so to basically ignore it as far as that went.
They take tiny irrelevant things and blow them out of proportion. For example, they wrote an article about Lucky Charms cereal containing GMO crops. Seems harmless, however they took a half a page to tell everyone how disgustingly harmful GMOs are, how they're an abomination, they cause all these problems, and we should boycott Lucky Charms until they don't use GMO crops. Personally, I think the amount of food colouring and sugars in the cereals should be more of a concern than crops that have been genetically engineered to fare better against weather/pests/etc but that's just me :smile:
Like the above said; it tries to be something it's not. It's tabloid scum trying to masquerade as a serious newspaper. Not only that but when the commenters, who themselves probably only have a GCSE in Applied Racism, can do a bit of research and disprove an article, you know you're in trouble.
That's me!

The 'stories' they report on are hyperbolic and mainly seek to frighten the older generation which are its main readership. It's very right wing, the most right wing paper in Britain and uses headlines such as 'Is there anyone left in Britain who can make a sandwich' which totally exaggerates the situation and scares older voters into considering UKIP. They seem to be very aganst students too - they're the ones always circulating the nonsense that 'exams are getting easier', which is totally untrue. Above all, it is a bit of a farce in the way that it takes itself so seriously. Broadsheets such as the Times, Guardian, Indy and Telegraph with very high standards of journalism based on facts have a right to be call themselves a quality newspaper. On the other hand, the Mail is a tabloid which reports a lot of opinions compared to the broadsheets, making it far from the quality newspaper it claims to be. It's always a bit depressing when my Grandad (a Mail reader) shoves his newspaper in my face and speaks of the news printed there as facts. The Mail is brainwashing the older generation.
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Original post by fluffylittlecat
I personally love the comment section at the bottom of the page when reading online. Hilarious!


I know i will probably get red arrowed for this but im going to say it anyway, VOTE UKIP.
Never been forgiven for its fascism in the 1930's with the 'hooray for the Blackshirts!' story.

Likewise though to the comments above - whilst it may be addictive and sometimes an easy form of procrastination; it's the biggest load of baloney.

Although it can sometimes be useful; the story about the celebrity 'narrowly avoiding jumping into a puddle' on her day out in Essex was very informative. :eek:
Original post by fluffylittlecat
I personally love the comment section at the bottom of the page when reading online. Hilarious!


I find that that hilarious too! The funniest part ia how people have found ways of rigging comments such as 'vote labour', giving them lots of green arrows and seeing the Mail readers' reaction!
Original post by Chlorophile
It's right-wing, sensationalist and most importantly, it never lets the facts get in the way of a 'good story'. You will find plenty of examples of the Mail's dismal history of factual accuracy. They write stories that people want to hear rather than actually reporting the world as it is and they cause a massive amount of damage as a result of this. For instance, the Mail's efforts to claim that everything in the known universe causes cancer has doubtless resulted in many people making silly (potentially harmful) lifestyle decisions, and they have caused irreparable damage to the environment through their fabrication of a 'scandal' at the UEA's Climate Laboratory (and that's not the only 'scandal' they've invented).

And the comments section makes you lose the will to live, seriously. There is so much hatred on that website, it's unbelievable. The only thing they don't seem to hate is hatred.


You forgot to add that their 'journalists' often make very obvious spelling mistakes. I must say the Daily Mail is like drugs; it's bad for me but I get addicted to it- especially the claims on immigrants and Muslims (which I find amusing).
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Original post by somemightsay888
Like the above said; it tries to be something it's not. It's tabloid scum trying to masquerade as a serious newspaper. Not only that but when the commenters, who themselves probably only have a GCSE in Applied Racism, can do a bit of research and disprove an article, you know you're in trouble.


Original post by College_Dropout
I know i will probably get red arrowed for this but im going to say it anyway, VOTE UKIP.



ROFL
They also constantly exaggerate about the weather, constantly exaggerating the dusting of snow which falls in the highlands and suggesting that it will cover the whole of Britain.

Seriously though, the most annoying thing about their weather reports is their use of Anerican terms. Last time I checked Daily Mail we don't have 'Weather Bombs' in Britain!
Original post by flibber
You forgot to add that their 'journalists' often make very obvious spelling mistakes. I must say the Daily Mail is like drugs; it's bad for me but I get addicted to it- especially the claims on immigrants and Muslims (which I find amusing).


To be perfectly honest, I think spelling mistakes is the smallest of the Daily Mail's problems.

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