Daily Mail gone all wet and lefty

#1
Wow, Paul Dacre (PBUH) how we miss you. I fired up the DM site last night and thought I was reading an upmarket version of the Gruaniard.

'Theresa May best PM since Churchill'
'The best and only deal - a work of art'
'McDonnell's softer side'
'Letter Lemmings' [the Tory Rebels]


Oh Dacre do come back.
 

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McDonnell’s softer side? Qu'est ce que fuck! * Are we talking about the Shadow Chancellor? The Stalin and Mao fanboi? What’s he done, promised not to repossess the council houses sold off under Thatcher of Labour Party members?
Bollocks to going onto the DM website to find out.
And relax.

* picked that up from the Canada’s Sikh Defence Minister thread, liked it and thought I would use it in polite company.
 
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#7
I’ve been stockpiling the Daily Mail to use as toilet paper after Brexit.

If it’s become vaguely readable, it’ll give me something else to do while I’m on the crapper before I use it for its proper purpose.
 
#8
Daily Mail circulation has dropped a bit recently, whilst a good web presence generates revenue Ad sales in proper paper are what pays for the day to day. If it continues your see a change of direction or they will passing round the begging bowl rather like the Guardian.
 
#9
Somewhat different reason there. This complaint is about New Daily Mail, not the Daily Mail. Maybe Blair has found a way to spend some of the £millions he had "earned" since leaving No10.
Rubbish, he is a socialist. 75M in property alone, uh uh, never. Cherie would make him gift it to the unions, YS, or something, she would not open a company in the Caymans with it, get investors to pay in for a promised 100 health centres, build only 11, fold the company leaving workers owed 180k in wages, then create a legal firm whose clients include despotic governments.
No, never, Socialists have principles, and if you don't like them, they have alternatives that you may prefer.
 
#10
Daily Mail circulation has dropped a bit recently, whilst a good web presence generates revenue Ad sales in proper paper are what pays for the day to day. If it continues your see a change of direction or they will passing round the begging bowl rather like the Guardian.
The comment section is funny these days.

A combination of frothers simultaneously expressing the flavour of outrage directed by an article, but also somewhat questioning of its wisdom

Its like Cdr Data trying to overcome his programming
 
#11
The comment section is funny these days.

A combination of frothers simultaneously expressing the flavour of outrage directed by an article, but also somewhat questioning of its wisdom

Its like Cdr Data trying to overcome his programming
Whenever I feel dumb or stupid, I fire up DM comments section to see what people post, which helps me feel better that I am not that stupid or idiotic. It's a good way to pick oneself up.
 
#12
The comment section is funny these days.

A combination of frothers simultaneously expressing the flavour of outrage directed by an article, but also somewhat questioning of its wisdom

Its like Cdr Data trying to overcome his programming
Click bait ad revenue, what’s not to like, the Guardian are masters, why else allow squealer Jones to write.
 
#14
Click bait ad revenue, what’s not to like.
Lots

Click bait is a viral infestation that sucks up bandwidth and dumps shit on what might otherwise be half-decent (or at least informative) sites.

the Guardian are masters, why else allow squealer Jones to write.
Nothing to do with the columnists, who at least add content (sort of).

Click bait is all about generating revenue from zero content.

The DM website (the last time I looked) is just toppers to the gunnels with it, though to be fair they’re just continuing the tradition of the print version by presenting shite as news and getting people to pay for it.
 
#16
If the DM, which is apparently vile and hated by people here is the largest in the UK, who are willing to pay for such quality journalism, what does that say about the British public in general?

 
#17
If the DM, which is apparently vile and hated by people here is the largest in the UK, who are willing to pay for such quality journalism, what does that say about the British public in general?
I suspect it's reviled by a great many people (regardless of political persuasion) who can see it for what it is, that is to say a totally amoral rag that has no social conscience, just a desire to generate profit and is very good at selling to its market.

They work on a sort of adult version of 'Children will eat sugar, so let's give 'em sugar. Fuck diabetes!'

Or put another way, they would take the view that the drug pusher is blameless, it's all the drug takers fault.

They're not the only tabloid piece of shit, merely the most profitable, but I won’t hold my breath for a new, softer, group-hug enlightened version.

It’ll still only remain useful as toilet paper and chip wrapping.
 
#20
Sorry Swanners, but in this new and enlightened age in which we live, that has been forbidden.

I actually died several times as a child from eating chips wrapped in newspaper.
Meh, so what if the ink’s got lead in it; what’s a bit of lead between friends?

That bugger who sang ‘He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother’, that’ll be because his brother didn’t eat fish and chips out of newspaper, that is.

Made me the man I am today.

Somewhat overweight and with dementia.

Mind you, it’s still good as bog roll, though I sometimes worry about having that much poison close to my nether regions.

Something might rub off.
 

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