Tuesday, 13 May 2008

On a more serious note...

Ok, it goes without saying that the Daily Mail are a sad red-top pretending to be a broadsheet (I once joined a Facebook group called "If I See Someone Reading The Daily Mail I Assume They're A Bit Thick"). I had a friend once whose sister was a journalist, and worked for them briefly - and left because they kept trying to make her do stuff like this. Although to be fair she also left because she was a genuinely talented journalist...

5 comments:

The Poet Laura-eate said...

Like comedian Marcus Brigstocke, my excuse for reading the DM is that it makes me angry enough to WRITE!

I hear it's written by a bunch of high-brow lefties who laugh their little socks off pretending to be a right-leaning, middle-of-the-road, let's put all our journalist friends in their bra-and-pants for the centrefold kind of deal.

But actually I'd just prefer them to write a better newspaper quite honestly. About twice a month you will find a feature really worth it's salt though. And Margaret Stone their money expert is still one of the best to be found gracing ANY newspaper.

lucyfishwife said...

My late father-in-law (who was a Tory) used to read The Guardian because he claimed he needed to know how "the other side" (ie me) thought... although secretly he just loved it...

lucyfishwife said...

... ALTHOUGH yes I remember seeing a hilarious documentary about the Sunday Sport - and they were indeed a bunch of articulate blokes who had decided to write as if they were writing for Viz - one of them was on the phone to a woman who claimed aliens had turned her son into an olive, and he was saying terribly gravely "And do you still have the olive?"

Reluctant Blogger said...

Spending half an hour on the phone to my mother is like reading a copy of the DM - well, a week's worth of them.

A couple of the blogs I read had bits produced in the DM and I was amazed at how well the bloggers took it. I would have been absolutely incensed if they had taken anything from my blog and printed it (and edited it) without telling me. Ooooh I would throw my Guardian paper briquets with vigour across the room.

I am a sanctimonious Guardian reader. I'd only read a copy of the DM in public with a large paper bag over my head. I suppose I'd have to cut eye holes in it, wouldn't I?

lucyfishwife said...

You could just cut out the invariable line "House prices to plummet" and leave yourself a kind of knightly visor eye-slit?