Monthly Archives: March 2011

Daily Mail polls readers on nonexistent EU car ban

Minority Thought has already covered the Daily Express story that claimed the EU was trying to ban all cars from cities – a story that turned out – unsurprisingly – to be absolute rubbish. As stated quite clearly by the European Commission in the UK: Contrary to comments made by a government Minister today, the […]

Anti-journalism

‘Facebook puts vulnerable children at risk of depression, warn doctors‘ [istyosty link]. From the article: ‘A lot of what’s happening is actually very healthy, but it can go too far,’ [Dr Megan Moreno] said… Parents shouldn’t get the idea that using Facebook ‘is going to somehow infect their kids with depression,’ she said. Too late, […]

Sources & plagiarism

This Huffington Post story written on the 26th March was clearly attributed to Reuters, two days later and it appears on the Daily Mail website attributed to ‘Daily Mail Reporter’ without any mention of Reuters or the Huffington Post. Inputting the Huffington Post article into Churnalism.com and it shows that the Mail has cut 77% […]

March 26th old news already

Today’s front pages: Daily Mail: ‘Fury over Bulger killer’s tryst with girl guard’, and a story about Princess Eugenie riding a bicycle. Daily Star: ‘JORDAN: If I revealed what REALLY happened Alex would be destroyed for ever!’, a small piece about Sian O’Callaghan and another about Coleen Rooney. Daily Mirror: ‘Back on the beach: Canoe […]

Shocking ‘journalism’ from the Mail on Sunday

A lot of people on Twitter yesterday predicted that the Mail on Sunday would cover the March 26th protests only in terms of violence or vandalism and they were not wrong: According to the Guardian more than a quarter of a million people marched – the vast majority peacefully – on London yesterday, so the […]

A bad day for the Sun

From Football365′s Mediawatch page: The World’s Worst Racist ‘BRUCE IN NEW RACE ROW’ positively screams the back page headline from The Sun in two-inch high letters, reporting that Bruce ‘has been caught up in another race storm.’ Oh lord. Really? It seems that Marcos Angeleri, the Argentine defender signed by Sunderland in the summer, is […]

Latest PCC resolutions and adjudications

The Press Complaints Commission upheld a complaint against the Scottish Daily Mail under clause 4 (Harassment) of the Editor’s Code of Practice. The newspaper persisted in ‘approaching a man who had repeatedly made clear to the newspaper that he did not wish to comment on a story about his son’: The complainant’s son was a […]

Daily Mail being dense over fuel duty cut

The Daily Mail’s front-page story today is this: ‘After Osborne’s bid to help drivers… GREEDY GARAGES DEFY THE PETROL PRICE CUT’. It starts: DRIVERS condemned greedy garages last night for failing to pass on the Chancellor’s cut in fuel duty. If the Daily Mail had looked into the matter – by which I mean spent […]

The Family Paper

I don’t think this screengrab needs much of an introduction because it’s become so typical of what you can expect to find on the wall of flesh that makes up the Mail Online ‘Femail’ section: The question in particular is a very unsavoury reminder of the recent Mail coverage [link takes you to No Sleep […]

A new low

It’s always a dilemma whether to publicise Richard Littlejohn’s attempts to enrage people through being purposefully offensive. The TV advert for Littlejohn and the Mail demonstrated that Richard likes to be thought of as a powerful, dangerous writer – the sound of gunshots as he hits each key on his laptop – but his columns […]