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DAILY MAIL REFUSES TO CEASE PRINTING THE KNIVES ARE OUT DESPITE THE MANAGING EDITOR ADMITTING IN 2006 THAT THE PHRASE IS UNHELPFUL IN THE FIGHT AGAINST VIOLENCE
Originally posted by dizzylizzy
My disagreement with the OP is that 'the knives are out' 'stab in the back' etc etc are not only used by the DM, the BBC and the Guardian as well as other media outlets use these terms. the Sun newspaper which sadly has a larger readership than the Mail is far more procative.
There are songs and films about knives which will reach those who are vunerable far more and make a bigger of an impact than a right wing newspaper.
Where does it all end, shoudl society ban idioms that have been used for decades and beyond because they may incite someoe to stab, or beat up a gay, where does personal responsibility come into the equasion? or is the OP saying we are all numbskulls.
Imo the OP has a vendetta against the Mail, it is big on anti knife and any other crime does in fact demonise youth and if anyone from outside the UK read only the DM they would have a view which has nothing to do with reality.
Originally posted by mattifikation
So you've decided to write them another letter, despite the fact that you are now fully aware that every time you write them a letter about this they deliberately increase the number of knife metaphors they use.