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The Daily Mail - Yay or Nay?

  • 28-01-2022 6:14pm
    Registered Users Posts: 1,282 ✭✭✭ jetsonx

    The Daily Mail (love or loathe it) is often the first newspaper to give the nitty gritty details a major news story.

    A strange virus?

    A massive bombing?

    A freak weather event?

    A massive corruption scandal?

    The Daily Mail will normally have the scoop while all other news sources are skirting around the edges.

    But what do you think of the Daily Mail?



  • Registered Users Posts: 18,276 ✭✭✭✭ Del2005

    It's a paper with an anti Irish bias which launcher an Irish version of it's paper!

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  • Registered Users Posts: 933 ✭✭✭ AyeGer

    They aren't afraid of detail as you say OP but they are also likely to bend the truth to sensationalize a story. They push particular agendas like Brexit and are very anti EU. Also the comment section is a disgrace. I still visit about once a day to see what they are covering.

  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 86,927 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Capt'n Midnight

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,809 ✭✭✭ growleaves

    For those who don't know, newspapers published by the Mail Group all have editorial independence so the Daily Mail, the Mail on Sunday and the Irish Daily Mail can, and sometimes do, take different editorial stances on the same issues. Though they are broadly in alignment most of the time since they are all the same 'brand'.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,092 ✭✭✭ Pauliedragon

    To me it's a bit of a rag but it is very good for sport.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,291 ✭✭✭ kirk.

    I like it for a perusal

  • Registered Users Posts: 22,421 ✭✭✭✭ Strumms

    It’s always been a quite anti Irish publication.

    it’s a little more diplomatic in the language it uses but still…

  • Registered Users Posts: 863 ✭✭✭ bb12

    it's totally biased but it does report on a lot of stories that are nowhere to be found anywhere else so i check it out every day to see what;s going on in the world...i often learn more details about irish stories from it than from any of the irish media...but yes you always have to be conscious of its bias

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,047 ✭✭✭ Arthur Daley

    A bit low brow. I prefer the Telegraph. When was the last time anyone read an 'anti Irish' article in the Mail. I don't think they're preoccupied with it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 24,623 ✭✭✭✭ AndrewJRenko

    They played a major role in delivering Brexit with a couple of decades of anti immigrant headlines to stir up the outraged middle classes, while the owners lived in Monaco for tax purposes.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,047 ✭✭✭ Arthur Daley

    In touch with public opinion so.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,064 ✭✭✭ touts

    They are a spiteful, sexist, racist pile of clickbait.

    But yea, lots of people "only read it for the sports".

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  • Registered Users Posts: 172 ✭✭ Glock17

    It's the most widely bought newspaper in the UK...

    I have an electronic subscription to it. I dont read it, but I love to support independent journalism.

  • Registered Users Posts: 24,623 ✭✭✭✭ AndrewJRenko

    Creating public opinion would be more accurate

  • Registered Users Posts: 14,741 ✭✭✭✭ Loafing Oaf

    My Dad gets it for the sudoku. As other have said the sport's coverage is very good, especially the monday football pullout, but I generally find a few other things to read in it.

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 45,228 CMod ✭✭✭✭ magicbastarder

    the state of british journalism is weird. ireland is *far* from perfect; but the notion of a newspaper explicitly taking sides in the way many newspapers in england do, when it comes to elections (which would automatically disqualify them as being considered in any way impartial) is something we're not really used to here.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,326 ✭✭✭ Yellow_Fern

    The Daily Mail does plenty of good journalism and breaks many important scandals like the Beacon hospital vaccination scandal

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,326 ✭✭✭ Yellow_Fern

    It is the same here. Check out the Irish Times View

    They take a view on elections, they strongly back left politicians. In elections they often don't take a strong view because aside from wanting social democracy, they are not sure if they want SF or a left wing of FG /FF/Labour.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,809 ✭✭✭ growleaves

    When she was editor, Geraldine Kennedy put out an editorial saying that the Irish Times is an "activist" liberal newspaper.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,084 ✭✭✭ Billy Mays

    Dog whistling rag

    Nay 👎

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  • Registered Users Posts: 617 ✭✭✭ 65535

    Why anyone would want to buy a British 'newspaper' is baffling