‘Woman drops shopping’

What’s more embarrassing about this story from the Daily Mail website…? …the fact that it’s essentially about some woman you’ve never heard of dropping a shopping bag…? …or the fact that the imperilled fruit actually turned out… Read more

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Christopher Hitchens (1949 – 2011)

“I became a journalist partly so that I wouldn’t ever have to rely on the press for my information.” – Hitch-22,… Read more

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‘Celebrity-dominated’

There’s something on the Daily Mail website that you have to see. To find it, you must visit dailymail.co.uk and scroll down… Past the news that Britney Spears has become engaged with someone. Past the news that someone called Kylie Jenner,… Read more

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An end to the Winterval myth?

From the Daily Mail’s corrections and clarifications column: We stated in an article on 26 September that Christmas has been renamed in many places Winterval. Winterval was the collective name for a season of public events, both religious and… Read more

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Robbed of accuracy

From today’s Daily Mail corrections column: An article on 27 June reported that Miss Rachel Cowles, who believes she had nearly been abducted by Milly Dowler killer Levi Bellfield, had accused police of robbing her of justice. In fact Miss… Read more

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The caveat in paragraph number 19*

Another day, another front page “cure” from the Daily Express: The first two paragraphs from Jo Willey’s article sound just as hopeful as the headline: THE secret of what causes high blood pressure has been unlocked in a dramatic… Read more

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Express churns out an advert for Sainsbury’s

From today’s edition of “The World’s Greatest Newspaper”: “Consumer Affairs Editor” Dana Gloger writes: CASH-STRAPPED parents were thrown a lifeline yesterday as supermarket Sainsbury’s slashed the price of all toys by half. The offer… Read more

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Is it news or rubbernecking that drives Mail Online?

Once again, the Mail Online homepage has been rearranged to promote an article about a horrific event which is, as ever, accompanied by a plethora of images: The article, which is attributed to the “Daily Mail Reporter”, includes no fewer… Read more

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