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dailymailitis

Discussion in 'Personal' started by inky, Mar 4, 2016.

  1. inky

    inky Lead commenter

    How seriously do you take the food and health information found in the Daily Mail?
     
  2. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    As seriously as I take their politics.
     
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  3. FritzGrade

    FritzGrade Senior commenter

    I can't really advise in this, it's not the type of paper I choose to read. Judging by the people I see reading it I would expect good coverage of old ladies' problems.
    Is there any particular article that you are anxious about? It may be better to buy a different paper. The Telegraph may be more your style.
     
  4. jacob

    jacob Lead commenter

    I wouldn't trust anything in the Daily Fail.
     
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  5. emilystrange

    emilystrange Star commenter

    my 7 year olds would write more trustworthy stuff
     
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  6. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    For all their "shock/horror/the sky is falling" ethos there is occasionally some extremely competent and sound journalism in the Mail.
    Have you a link to an article so we can determine which this is? @inky
     
  7. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    I don't see The Daily Mail advising people with high blood pressure not to read it, so I wouldn't trust them on anything else.
     
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  8. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    Sarah Vine writes some choice articles in it. What more could you want?;)
     
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  9. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    I think some of it is labelled 'Sponsored Content'.

    Some is simply new stories that other papers carry too.

    I'm pretty sure that a lot of it is in the Femail section. Anything in that part of the paper tends to attract even more scorn (maybe just in my house?) than the rest of the rag.
     
  10. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    If it was something that might affect me I would take it seriously enough to google for further information.
     
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  11. delnon

    delnon Lead commenter

    It did tickle me that the Mail (as usual) urged its readers to vote Tory at the election, and was duly rewarded with the new Freedom (ha!) of Information proposals.
    But as comics go, it could be worse. Perhaps.
     
  12. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    Journalists are generally utter shyte at reporting anything vaguely scientific, they tend to focus on their favourite fact and then take it out of context and get over excited while ignoring lots of other pertinent facts.

    The only time I see the Mail is if someone links to it from here to make a point. My conclusion is usually that they know their readership well.
     
  13. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    I gave up reading the DM a long time ago. I'd become a proper Cassandra and feared for the planet and my family's health and wellbeing. It occurred to me, one day, that all my anxieties were being fuelled by the paper.
     
  14. artboyusa

    artboyusa Star commenter

    People still read newspapers? Why?
     
  15. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    Dunno. I understand this is popular too:


     
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