The Daily Mail, Express and Soaraway Stun under attack

Is Don’t Fund Hate using fair tactics?

  • It’s part of an insidious campaign to censor the media by the filthy reds

    Votes: 68 45.0%
  • It’s legitimate to criticise the fascist scum, and anything goes .

    Votes: 12 7.9%
  • The Mail is a hateful rag that loves the Nazis – hooray for the redshirts!

    Votes: 8 5.3%
  • Will this affect my mortgage?

    Votes: 8 5.3%
  • Page 3 is a cultural icon and should have a preservation order on it

    Votes: 18 11.9%
  • I detest your choice of news rag, but I'll defend to the death your choice to read it

    Votes: 37 24.5%

  • Total voters
    151
#1
This isn’t a swipe at Arrse’s bizarre aversion to the Daily Mail in CA, so hopefully the Mods won’t can the thread. This week the rich beardy spanker from Virgin has laid claim to the moral high ground by “banning” the sale of the tabloid everyone loves to hate on his train set, Virgin Trains. This is the latest in a long line of attacks on what is a middle market, right wing tabloid paper which caters to a wide swathe of public opinion (as is evidenced by its popularity). The Mail is once again being lambasted by the left wing and Europhile chatterati; the online campaign “Stop Funding Hate” has targeted advertisers using not only the Mail but also the Express and the Sun (all pro-Brexit, anti-immigration, right leaning publications) and whilst it’s fair to say their journalistic practices are sometimes questionable and occasionally deplorable, exactly the same can be said for the Daily Mirror which funnily as a left wing anti-Brexit paper hasn’t been touched. It’s pretty obvious that this is a politically motivated attempt to censor a large part of the printed press, which appears to be tacitly approved by most of the broadcast media (stand fast Sky News, for obvious reasons).

Stop Funding Hate’s method of attack is to shame advertisers into removing their custom from the papers; the electronic equivalent of secondary picketing if you like. So far, Paperchase, Virgin Trains and Lego have publicly bowed to the pressure; how many more advertisers are giving them a wide berth time will no doubt tell.

From one standpoint the Don’t Fund Hate campaign is an insidious attack on free speech which regardless of the editorial content of the three papers, is a direct attempt to silence a section of the fourth estate, purely on political grounds. Or is it a legitimate assault on a hateful section of the press that for too long has knowingly published inaccurate, misleading and distorted versions of the news?
 

chrisg46

LE
Book Reviewer
#2
I would rather have non-bias, independant news rather than left or right wing papers/media try and skew my opinions by making sh1t up.
 
#5
I don't like The Mail, but it rarely lies. It leaves out relevant facts and slaps sensationalist headlines on stories. It's no worse than the Guardian. The Express is worse, but no worse than The Mirror. But for some reason, it's only the right wing papers that pick up any flak for it.
 
#7
I don't like The Mail, but it rarely lies. It leaves out relevant facts and slaps sensationalist headlines on stories. It's no worse than the Guardian. The Express is worse, but no worse than The Mirror. But for some reason, it's only the right wing papers that pick up any flak for it.
The express and their weather stories are the best. Worst <insert weather event> in 100 years on way.
 
#8
They also like to point out that while Branson is living on his private Island he is not shy in screaming that the country must remain in Europe
Nor are they shy in pointing out that his company is allowed to pull out of it's rail contract early.
A move which is likely to cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of pounds.
Not a problem for Sir Richard who is a tax exile.
 
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Cold_Collation

LE
Book Reviewer
#9
I upset someone on social media by pointing out that this is censorship dressed up as liberal free-thinking.

The Guardian, that bastion of the country's true thinking, only survives on trust fund money. The Mail, on the other hand, does very well in terms of advertising and readership.

It might not suit a 'fashionable' clique's views but it very much seems to suit a large majority's.



Edited to correct 'find' to 'fund'.
 
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#10
They also like to point out that while Branson is living on his private Island he is not shy in screaming that tyeh country must remain in Europe
Nor are they shy in pointing out that his company is allowed to pull out of it's rail contract early.
A move which is likely to cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of pounds.
Not a problem for Sir Richard who is a tax exile.
Are ye suggesting he might have a bit of a personal beef, are ye? :-D
 
#11
Don't Fund Hate in a global sense or just the ideas & issues they agree with?

The people who rant on about being diverse & inclusive etc etc ad nauseum seem happy to laugh themselves sick when the fun/hatred is directed at Donald Trump for example. *





*Other ridiculous buffoons are available.
 

ancienturion

LE
Book Reviewer
#12
Branson has always been known for his Communist Socialist beliefs. His friendship with Blair and enthusiasm over the European Union seems to indicate he is not willing to allow anything now other than his own point of view.
 
#14
I upset someone on social media by pointing out that this is censorship dressed up as liberal free-thinking.

The Guardian, that bastion of the country's true thinking, only survives on trust find money. The Mail, on the other hand, does very well in terms of advertising and readership.

It might not suit a 'fashionable' clique's views but it very much seems to suit a large majority's.
The Mail does have a decent online service
Probably why it's used so much on here
 
#15
Have they tried to ban Der Stürmer yet?

I only buy it for the crossword of course.
1.Across.
Responsible for all the worlds ills as they strive towards world domination by the insidious destruction of the superior white culture.
4 letters, 3rd letter W.

It's a toughie today.
 

Sixty

ADC
Moderator
Book Reviewer
#17
From one standpoint the Don’t Fund Hate campaign is an insidious attack on free speech which regardless of the editorial content of the three papers, is a direct attempt to silence a section of the fourth estate
Are they in any way whatsoever preventing you from buying a copy? No? Then it's not an attack on free speech, is it?
 

Sixty

ADC
Moderator
Book Reviewer
#19
It is limiting the ability while not limiting the ability to buy some others.

Call it an 'influence' on free speech, then. If that helps.
You believe we should force private companies to sell something they don't want to then?
 
#20
You believe we should force private companies to sell something they don't want to then?
I don't believe in restricting freedom of speech The Mail is hardly a bastion of radicalism - that's why some people hate it so much.

This reflects Branson's personal beef but it's being hailed, if you listen to some people, as an attack on Fascism.
 
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