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  • View Poll Results: Which newspaper do you read most regularly
    Financial Times
    4.07%
    The Guardian
    34.15%
    The Independent
    13.01%
    The Times
    31.71%
    The Daily Star
    0.81%
    The Daily Mail
    8.13%
    The Daily Express
    0.81%
    The News of Teh World
    0.81%
    The Sun
    6.50%
    The Flame
    0
    0%
    The Asian Age
    0
    0%
    El Pais
    0
    0%

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    The daily mail is the second most read newspaper in the country. Its readership are lulled into thinking that it is quite exclusive. Indeed my grandparents are quite fond of it, but they are of their generation I suppose and they were quite surprised that only the sun is read more.

    Secondly I've seen things along the lines of (parapharased) "it was available in many different languages X of them were just scribble" What do you think our lettering system is?

    In sociological circles it is known as the moral panic paper. Meaning they love to drum up some doom and gloom. Normally about the rise of gang violence, girl gangs etc. The stories are nearly always interpretive and don't prove anything they have to say. Its overly opinionated too.
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    (Original post by Mad Vlad)
    Well I was thinking of saying that but I don't like porn mags...
    It's not a mag, it's a quality newspaper :p:
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    Am I the only who finds it hilarious. I read it for entertainment rather than news. They always put a spin on stories to show "BROKEN BRITAIN!".
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    (Original post by Mad Vlad)
    I'd rather read the Daily Star.

    What's wrong with reading a proper broadsheet like The Indy or The Times?
    Well, neither of those are broadsheets, they're qualities, not broadsheets.
    The Independent is dull and bankrupt and The Times is a Murdoch paper. Enough said.
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    It's just about tolerable.

    Best headline ever: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ing-court.html
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    (Original post by missygeorgia)
    check out this bad boy-

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009...ing-newspapers (scroll down the the last section of the article)

    'Welcome to the Daily Mail's brand new online dating service...

    I spend most of my spare time ...
    a) eating
    b) dieting
    c) fearing immigrants
    d) neglecting my children in order to further my career (women only)

    What the world needs now is ...
    a) love, sweet love
    b) more prisons paid for with Jonathan Ross's salary
    c) a miracle sun cream made from coffee
    d) fewer overweight pets'

    brilliant.

    I LOVE Tim Dowling

    In my opinion, the worst thing about the Daily Mail is that they try to disguise their racist, bigoted rubbish as proper news, much as the BNP tries to disguise their racist, bigoted rubbish as proper politics, rather than what it actually is - fear mongering aimed at creating scapegoats out of anyone who doesn't fit their 'British' ideal... at least The Sun, for example, markets itself as the celebrity and showbiz paper instead of pretending to be something it's not.

    Rant over.
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    (Original post by Jonty99)
    If you post a link from the Daily Mail on here, people will refer to it as the Daily Fail, since, as it disagrees with their political viewpoint, they must condemn it at every possibly opportunity.

    In real life, nobody seems to hate the Daily Mail. On here, it's hated. I think it's cos it's seen as a rightwing paper, and TSR is very leftwing. Oh, and the Daily Mail is bizarrely obsessed with Muslims and immigrants.
    And Diana
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    For the lulz, yes excellent newspaper.
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    (Original post by Bubbles*de*Milo)
    My mum reads it. :hand:
    My mum reads it and votes Labour. :dontknow:

    It's only as bad as The Guardian for extreme bias (in regards to selective news and political views). People on here exaggerate so much.
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    Anyone remember the headline:

    'HURRAH FOR THE BLACKSHIRTS'?

    Once again, fail.....

    squish.
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    (Original post by PurpleMonkeyDishwasher)
    My mum reads it and votes Labour. :dontknow:

    It's only as bad as The Guardian for extreme bias (in regards to selective news and political views). People on here exaggerate so much.
    This. It's funny when someone posts a topic with a Daily Mail link and everyone is like "ZOMG ZOMG DAILY FAIL!!!!!1111", and then the OP posts links to the same story from The Times and BBC News as well. :p:
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    Anyone who employs the likes of Des Kelly and Amanda Platell deserves a slap.
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    (Original post by tom_pinnock54)
    Well, neither of those are broadsheets, they're qualities, not broadsheets.
    The Independent is dull and bankrupt and The Times is a Murdoch paper. Enough said.
    Christ... they used to be called broadsheets before they went pocket size. :rolleyes:

    What do you read, then? I rarely read newspapers myself - I get all my current affairs news from the internet, but if I'm bored and there's nothing to do in say, a waiting room, I'll go for either of them two.
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    (Original post by Jonty99)
    This. It's funny when someone posts a topic with a Daily Mail link and everyone is like "ZOMG ZOMG DAILY FAIL!!!!!1111", and then the OP posts links to the same story from The Times and BBC News as well. :p:
    The difference is, the Daily Fail spins a story into an ITV News-esque sensationalist frenzy, whereas the Beeb just reports the story.
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    I find it to be highly biased towards extreme left wing political thought (not BNP - left wing (for those smart ass types) but COMMUNIST left wing!).
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    (Original post by Jonty99)
    This. It's funny when someone posts a topic with a Daily Mail link and everyone is like "ZOMG ZOMG DAILY FAIL!!!!!1111", and then the OP posts links to the same story from The Times and BBC News as well. :p:
    Well I disagree with your comment about the BBC, I was just referring to the fact that most TSRians praise The Guardian when it's just as bad as the Daily Mail.

    I personally get my news from teh internetz. :cool:

    (The BBC website) :ninja:
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    (Original post by PurpleMonkeyDishwasher)
    Well I disagree with your comment about the BBC, I was just referring to the fact that most TSRians praise The Guardian when it's just as bad as the Daily Mail.

    I personally get my news from teh internetz. :cool:

    (The BBC website) :ninja:
    Meh I was just saying that not everything the Daily Mail reports is a load of rubbish, since the stories are often found on more reputable news sites aswell. (I wasn't insulting the BBC if that's what you thought I was saying.)
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    Pretty much everyone on TSR hates it, which is understandable because nearly everyone here reads and loves The Guardian/The Mirror. Whether it's good or not is up to you... it's the right-wing equivalent of The Mirror, but slightly more intellectual.

    Personally I read The Times, Le Monde, The FT, and The Economist.
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    (Original post by .ACS.)
    Pretty much everyone on TSR hates it, which is understandable because nearly everyone here reads and loves The Guardian/The Mirror. Whether it's good or not is up to you... it's the right-wing equivalent of The Mirror, but slightly more intellectual.

    Personally I read The Times, Le Monde, The FT, and The Economist.
    Mateeeeeeeeeeee
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    Well theres a daily mail thread so I thought I would start one about the guardian. I have read it and found it to be a newspaper of extreme bias towards left wing thought (think communism - (not BNP for those smart ass types!!!))

    Anyone elses thoughts?
 
 
 
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