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Feb. 15th, 2006

If, like me, you are fuming at the very existence of the Daily Oirish Mail, then this* should amuse you.

The DM is bad enough, but the fact that a paper which has devoted miles of column inches to appalling anti-Irish bigotry over the years has the sheer cheek to try and get money out of us for their repugnant rag is even worse. It's as bad as that telly ad for the Daily Express which features a just-married couple saying "we stand for traditional values" and a 2.4 kids perfect family declaring that they stand for "good clean fun" and other squeaky-clean people announcing all their allegiance to some sort of repugnant, sexless, witless, charmless middle England. They even have a token black bloke so they can say "look, we're not REALLY revoltingly racist! See, we allowed this coloured chap in our ad! And isn't he dignified, and doesn't he speak nicely?" Fuckers.

*From here


Feb. 16th, 2006 11:23 am (UTC)
the Mail is the paper that marked that IVF mix-up in which a white couple got a black couple's embryo by printing a cartoon of a white woman coming home from the hospital holding a monkey.

Are you serious? I am totally amazed. Did they get in any sort of trouble for that?! Please say yes!
Feb. 16th, 2006 11:36 am (UTC)
I think there were complaints and it was mentioned in other papers, but I don't know if they formally apologised or anything. I saw the cartoon when it appeared in the Mail - at my old job I used to read all the dreadful papers because we got them all every day - and I actually couldn't believe what I was seeing. Although I shouldn't be surprised, because their cartoons regularly depicted us savage Micks as looking more ape than human.


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