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Guardian vs the Daily Mail

Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 12 Jun 2013 2:50 pm

I don't follow British papers, but I take it the Guardian is the respectable one and the Daily Mail is the tabloid?

Both them posted articles today on Edward Snowden's girlfriend.

The Guardian:
"Lindsay Mills, a 28-year-old performance artist,"
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/ju ... s-guardian

The Daily Mail (in huge bold headline font):
"Pole dancer girlfriend of Edward Snowden"
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... ds-newsxml

Complete with skimpy videos and strip club Youtube clips.

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Postby bgd » Wed, 12 Jun 2013 4:15 pm

You are correct, the Guardian is the more respectable of the two. How did you pick that :D

The mail online is the most read news website on the internet. Obviously they have hit on the right formula.

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Re: Guardian vs the Daily Mail

Postby JR8 » Wed, 12 Jun 2013 6:20 pm

zzm9980 wrote:I don't follow British papers, but I take it the Guardian is the respectable one and the Daily Mail is the tabloid?



Well, the Guardian is broadsheet left-wing snobbery. What any avowed socialist, er, earning $1/2mm+ (pref via some tax haven) would likely read.

I can't read it, as at a base level it's whole existence is hypocritical.

Poorer people do not read it.

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Daily Mail is a completely different kettle of fish. It's a tabloid yes, but far more intelligent than the like of the Sun or Star. It is pitched at educated middle class women - Yes - despite the apparent prurient nature of the article you link!

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Postby Mi Amigo » Fri, 14 Jun 2013 3:22 pm

Well here's an in-depth analysis on whether or not it makes sense to read the aforementioned 'Mail' organ...

Should I read the Daily Mail?

And to save time looking at the organ itself, here is a handy Daily Mail Headline Generator, which I think may have been mentioned on here before.
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Postby JR8 » Fri, 14 Jun 2013 3:31 pm

[Laughing-like-a-drain] ... that's so true... :lol:

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Postby Mi Amigo » Fri, 14 Jun 2013 3:36 pm

JR8 wrote:[Laughing-like-a-drain] ... that's so true... :lol:

My favourite random DM headline so far is...

Will asylum seekers make Sir Cliff Richard gay?

Ahem, well, er....
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Postby JR8 » Fri, 14 Jun 2013 4:14 pm

:lol:

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Postby el1601 » Mon, 28 Oct 2013 9:40 pm

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 28 Oct 2013 11:00 pm

Is that the depth of your analysis?

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Postby Steve1960 » Tue, 29 Oct 2013 7:59 am

JR8 wrote:[Laughing-like-a-drain] ... that's so true... :lol:


What would they make of the Sun or the Daily Star? :o

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 29 Oct 2013 1:12 pm

Steve1960 wrote:
JR8 wrote:[Laughing-like-a-drain] ... that's so true... :lol:

What would they make of the Sun or the Daily Star? :o


Haha... I have seen other tabloid-headline generators.

I recall a couple of genuine headlines though:

'Freddie Starr ate my hamster' - The Sun
'WW2 bomber found on moon' - Daily Sport

The Sun has some classics, if interested google on
'"the sun" famous front pages

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 15 Nov 2013 1:12 pm

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... ition.html

Girl who bedded three men a week named 'Britain's horniest student' in revolting online competition where young women are encouraged to have sex at university for cash prize

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Postby ecureilx » Fri, 15 Nov 2013 3:48 pm

well, the DM Mobile app is a good thing, to kill time when stuck in places ..

Yes, I do read it, on my mobile, but NEVER IN MY laptop ..

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Postby PrimroseHill » Fri, 15 Nov 2013 4:27 pm

I love Daily Mail aka Daily Wail. :D
Guardian is too much of a pretension socialist for me.
Love those juicy articles where some woman have 10kids never worked and have 3 holidays a year.
Or Liz Jones and her weekly lament
Classic :lol:

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Postby Mi Amigo » Fri, 15 Nov 2013 5:16 pm

It's quite entertaining to me (in a way that they probably didn't intend). The problems arise when it tries to portray itself as a strident, campaigning, truth-seeking, serious publication. Some readers fall for this pretense and actually take it seriously, with unfortunate consequences...

https://google.com/#q=daily+mail+untrue+stories

About 537,000 results
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