This is not a call-out as such, but I am tired of seeing FPPs linked to articles from the UK's Daily Mail website and would like to see it stop.
posted by jontyjago to Etiquette/Policy at 2:39 PM (146 comments total)
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To explain: The Daily Mail
represents, to me and what I guess would be described as the "Liberal left", the worst of British journalism. It's editorial policy is anti-immigration
(fearmingering stories on benefit-sponging asylum seekers), anti-Europe
(the bureaucrats in Brussels wanting to take away the Britain we love and grew up in, you know, when Britain enslaved a good proportion of the African, Asian and Australasian continents), anti-Gay Rights
to name but a few. In short, the Daily Mail is the UK equivalent of people like Beck, Dobbs or Hannity spouting their ridiculous theories and hatemongering on US TV.
It is notorious for its vigorous support of Fascism and the Nazis in the 1930s
, something it has found hard to drop
I am highlighting this, not in an attempt to draw attention to individuals who may have posted links from the Mail in the past (myself included
), simply to let non-UK mefites know that the article they found, wherever they found it, is giving exposure to the worst of UK journalism, something this site does not need to do.