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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

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clanwilliam
Feb. 16th, 2006 04:10 pm (UTC)
Actually, considering I know the journalist who covered the Lawrence case for the Mail, I should point out that apparently he was initially sent to the Lawrences' to do a hatchet job. It was allegedly only when the editor figured out that he knew Neville Lawrence that the Mail suddenly started campaigning. I believe was an article on it in the Guardian or Observer a few years ago when Hal left the Mail.

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