I'm fed up, fed up to the back teeth of ATS contributors hooking up to that dreadful, gutter rag that is the British newspaper, the Daily Mail. Time
and time again, ATS contributors here present everything that damned newspaper says as the plain truth, as if words being given to them from on high
by some benevolent supreme being.
I wouldn't have minded if it were only the right wing English Defence League lunatics here who quoted verbatim from that newspaper (you know who you
are). But now I see Americans quoting from it too, indeed it's just overtaken the New York Times as being the world's most popular online
So what is the Daily Mail ?
I'll tell you what it is. It's the mouthpiece of the British radical right. It is the least progressive, most right wing, most reactionary newspaper
in British media. Yet because it plays "just" within the rules (unlike some of the Murdoch stable), the British establishment love it, it's their
most favourite mechanism by which they can control the political agenda of the United Kingdom.
Everyone follows the Mail. The media trail around in it's wake like a lost puppy. The BBC are craven in their indulgence of that damned newspaper,
every morning, noon and night they quote from it in "newspaper review" pieces on their (awful) rolling news channel.
So who owns it ?
Daily Mail & General Trust plc, a company.
And who controls that ?
One man, Harold Jonathan Esmond Vere Harmsworth, 4th Viscount Rothermere. Educated at establishment faves, Gordonstoun & Duke, here's the man who
has it all. Born rich beyond the dreams of avarice, as an individual he's worth over £1 billion, he's the man you're funding everytime you quote
from that damned newspaper, he's the current puppetmeister le grande
who pulls your strings and makes so many of you think the way you do.
Do us all a favour. Cut the strings. Don't quote from that newspaper here. Choose any other newspaper (within reason), resist the temptations of
flags & stars and all the tawdry little baubles you get for parroting that newspaper ... think out of the box and consign the Daily Mail to the bin,
Why don't you even pick up a foreign language ? Try Le Monde, Liberation ? Die Welt, El Pais, Buenos Aires Herlad ... anything other than the British
I beg you, simply for my own sanity if nothing else.
Please don't move to Rant, BTS, it's a backwater, no-one will read.