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secretrebel

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Linking to the Daily Mail
« on: August 22, 2013, 09:54:45 AM »
In the last year I've noticed that a lot more US websites are now linking to the Daily Mail. As a result posters on forums and on twitter and facebook link to it as well.

This post is intended for information, I'm not trying to police anyone's linking habits. I wanted people to know what kind of newspaper it is and that it may not exemplify views and opinions you wish to be associated with. The paper has something of a reputation for posting controversial stories to increase link traffic and thereby revenue. If you do know all about it and you're fine with that, then you're fine. If you don't know much about the Daily Mail, here's a chance to find out more. Also I am just one British person, other British folk may want to chime in here with their opinions.

The Daily Mail is a tabloid newspaper. Tabloids have a smaller page size than a "broadsheet" and their content tends to be more sensationalist. In the UK our broadsheets are The Telegraph, The Guardian and The Independent. Our tabloids are the Daily Mail, the Sun and the Mirror.

The Daily Mail is a right-wing newspaper and a supporter of the Conservative Party (our current government in the UK). It takes a rightwing stance on topics such as immigration, LGBT issues, and unemployment.

It is known for a large number of stories about cancer with some dubious science supporting causes and cures. For a list of stories on this subject visit: http://kill-or-cure.herokuapp.com/.

Columnists for the Daily Mail include controversial figures Melanie Phillips (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melanie_Phillips), Liz Jones (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liz_Jones), Jan Moir and Richard Littlejohn.

You can read more about the paper on wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daily_mail) and on the RationalWiki (http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Daily_Mail).

The paper is known for being "angry-making" and Tea and Kittens have created a blocker application which directs anyone who clicks on a Daily Mail link by accident to pictures of tea and kittens instead.

I think that's enough to be getting on with. As I said above, if you're happy with linking to the Daily Mail then I'm not trying to stop you. But if you don't know anything about what kind of paper it is then you might find this interesting. You might want to take a look at some of the stories that have made the Mail famous and the controversies and libel suits it has been involved in.

nayberry

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Re: Linking to the Daily Mail
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2013, 10:49:41 AM »
let me guess, you vote Labour?

its a newspaper, it has stories, it's nowhere near as bias as, and i apologise if anyone likes them but i think they are [words i can't say here as i'd be banned], as Fox "news".

to say its like the sun & mirror is a wee bit harsh,  and its nowhere near as bad as the daily express.

its a source of news that can be checked against other sources of news.

and IMO Liz Jones is more deluded than controversial.

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Re: Linking to the Daily Mail
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2013, 10:51:30 AM »
I'm in the UK, and I have to agree with secretrebel. I can't compare it with Fox, but the Daily Mail is known for its controversial opinions. That column they did about Stephen Gately all but announced that he died of homosexuality.

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Re: Linking to the Daily Mail
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2013, 10:52:28 AM »
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