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Finally, standing up to hatred....

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37962425

 

Lego has cut ties with the DM.  They're not saying it's because of the DM spewing hatred and their own version of what's right in the world, but because of the timing, I'm going to go with Lego finally standing up to all the rubbish that the DM has spouted for years.

 

Finally.

 

Consumers/people can effect change.  I doubt the DM cares much and would deny the link with what they've been publishing, but even if this makes a few people stop buying the DM, or look at the DM again and re-evaluate their newspaper choice, then that's a Good Thing in my opinion.

 

I stopped clicking on any DM links a little while ago - if only my parents would stop buying it........

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Well I, for one believe and support free speech, so you must be allowed to spout your hatred of the Daily Mail. I do believe, however, that the paper is allowed an opinion, and also allowed to express it.

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Quite right Zulu!

 

But they do make a point of frequently going overboard with what they say, and how they say it and for many this is quite offensive. There are ways of forming sentences without being offensive but still getting your word accross to other people.

 

Some of the statements they have made in the past few years have been downright outrageous, ripping apart the Police Service, Nurses, Fire Service, Teachers and in fact anyone who they deem is 'Fair Game' to them, in the effort to sell more newspapers. That is, Irrespective of whether they get the full story or just make up the bits that are missing. Some of the statements they have made almost downright lies.

 

We have all seen and read about what they say on this forum and elsewhere. Of course this is not exclusively confined to the Mail, other tabloids and some of the broadsheets are almost as bad. Free speach is fine but there are limits as to what is acceptable even in this day and age.

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Newspapers have a great deal of responsibility, especially when read by 15 million people a day, and when their opinions are expressed as cold, hard facts.

 

For a society that believes in democracy, we seem to be dictated to by a very small number of unelected individuals who can say pretty much what they like and steer their readers' beliefs and opinions with quite an aggressive view.  I guess they are 'elected' by their customers.....

 

They demonised judges for, essentially, upholding the law of the land - and on their online version, the DM actually used one judge's sexuality as a means of slurring his name and his judgement.  Disgusting behaviour - even in a country where one is entitled to 'free speech'.

 

They stir up hatred, they spread disinformation and they can (and do) have a major say in who people choose to elect.  With such power there should be some responsibility........

 

I used to read the DM.  I see now that they just fed me 'news' and opinion that fed my ingrained belief system and reinforced my views on the country, individuals and the world.  Thankfully I grew up and chose to educate myself by viewing opinions from a great many sources.  I have seen them publish stories that I knew for a fact weren't accurate.  They have published misleading stories that have denigrated the job I do.  They sway public opinion, and instead of using that power to do good, they do it to make money.

 

So yes, I can happily say that I hate the DM - in my defence (if I need to have a defence for believing in truth and decency) they started it by spouting s**t in order to make money.  I wonder how many lives they've ruined for a few quid.

 

 

Journalism should be a proud occupation; enabling people to see and hear what's going on in the world and helping to educate.  Some newspapers have become a singular mouthpiece for their owners' beliefs, views and political opinion - and that's exceptionally dangerous.  Unelected individuals stirring up hatred and spreading misinformation.

 

We don't like those do we?

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All newspapers are the same, they exist to make money out of publishing newsworthy stories and be damned to the truth.  The Daily Mail are no different to the Telegraph, Guardian, Daily Express, The Mirror, The Sun, The Independent, The Times, etc.

 

It is not healthy to hate a newspaper because it does not fall in with your idea's. Just get the half truths and lies from another paper.  If you want one with real lies try the Socialist Workers paper.

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I'll just go with reading Private Eye..........

 

I don't hate the DM because it doesn't agree with my ideas.  I hate it because I believe that it tells lies...........

So you have got an unhealthy hatred, thank you.

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No more free Lego with the DM - thank god for that! I can now get my copy at the newsagent down the road, instead of dragging into town to get it, and the crap toy, from Smiths. Tough luck grandkids, you can buy your own toys.

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