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Serving Pironi and Prosecco to the Mail on Sunday

Just a normal day in class, and a normal day at work. Well so I thought. Until I found myself having a B52 shot at the expense of one of the newspapers I loathe the most, the Mail of Sunday. After yesterday’s blogpost ranting about the Daily Mail, I ironically turned up at work to find Bob from the Mail on Sunday was hosting a party at our restaurant.

Standing behind the bar eavesdropping on people’s conversations, I didn’t hear anything more exciting than men moaning about the stress of having a wife and kids.

I did expect a bunch of bigots ranting about the state of Britain and immigrants stealing jobs, but I guess they save all that for their newspaper.

Funnily enough, it seems like Daily Mail staff have a certain look about them, which I’m not able to describe. All I know is, I will know a Daily Mail journalist if he walks into the room!

I overheard that the Telegraph’s party was on tonight too. Again my bad luck rears its ugliness…why couldn’t the Telegraph hold their party at ours!

When the food came out, some of the chicken seemed undercooked. One of them came to me and said jokingly, “We’d best send these back, unless you’re trying to send our entire department down with food poisoning?” And I had a little giggle to myself.

Not everyone at the party worked for the Daily Mail, there were some delightful people.

Bob, though I didn’t catch his last name, was very talkative. Well…at least to my white work colleagues.

When I asked everyone if they needed us to call taxis for them, he turned to everyone and said “does anyone need taxis? This………..(long pause)….woman is asking.” “Go on! Call me something racist, I dare you!” I was thinking in my head.

There seemed to be a consensus among my work colleagues and I, that the Daily Mail/Mail on Sunday is not a very nice newspaper. And my boss couldn’t seem to understand why, “I love them ‘cos they’re Fascists”, he said giggling.

Before anyone asks, no of course I did not get any contacts! I have a conscience you know!

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The Daily Mail proves its ignorance once again

How on earth is the Daily Mail allowed to publish what it does, calling it Journalism?!

This week’s evidence of the Daily Mail’s ignorance and laziness was written on the 3rd December entitled: “Alarming rise of Muslim ‘honour attacks’ in the UK as police reveal thousands were carried out last year.”

My first bone to pick is that there was no evidence in the information released by the police that the majority, or any, of the victims or attackers were Muslims. In fact, Religion wasn’t included at all.

Though the common conception is that honour-killing is a Muslim phenomenon, there are actually high numbers of these crimes in some Sikh and Hindu communities too.

But of course, the Daily Mail has to play on the Islamophobia which is now in the public’s conscience, which was planted there by irresponsible press like the Daily Mail in the first place.

“Culprits hailed ‘heroes’ in the community for carrying out the attacks” it says. Again, not true. This sentence is meant to be assumed to be a fact, as it is featured in a bulleted list, giving it importance. It also seems like the Daily Mail is trying to imply that the whole Muslim community agrees that honour-killing is right, which we all know isn’t true.

Besides its outrageously biased writing style and basing fact on opinion, it also has quite shocking discussion section, asking crass questions like: “Are white children becoming the minority in British schools?” The kind of question designed to provoke bigots and BNP-supporters to rant about foreigners.

Hardly surprising that an online newspaper, whose entire front page is celebrity-ridden, doesn’t know how to write news.