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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 5:17 pm 
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I guess that answers the question! Speaks volumes!

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 5:20 pm 
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Yup. Welcome aboard, by the way.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 5:23 pm 
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Thanks! I've been meaning to join for some time, but I've been procrastinating about it. Can't seem to find an avatar which fits yet!! :)

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 5:48 pm 
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Thing is I find sticking such a crass advertisement for Tesco on top of two sad stories pretty shitty


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 5:53 pm 
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I have to agree! I'm sure if it was about British white southerners/middle class that Tesco advert would require a magnifying glass!

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 5:56 pm 
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To play devil's advocate, that promo will have been set up for months, and to lose it would cost both companies a lot of money. And we all know that the Mail isn't about journalism, it's about revenue - what passes for 'success' in most print media today.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 6:52 pm 
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Malcolm Armsteen wrote:
To play devil's advocate, that promo will have been set up for months, and to lose it would cost both companies a lot of money. And we all know that the Mail isn't about journalism, it's about revenue - what passes for 'success' in most print media today.


No, you are right. I overlooked an obvious point.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:04 am 
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Taking the police bashing angle today:

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Particularly pathetic is the implication that the "Top officer" who flew out on holiday should have somehow had some kind of psychic premonition about the violence and cancelled his holiday.


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Indeed. Some trouble was inevitable, but nobody could have anticipated this much.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:15 am 
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Fairly good headline today by their standards, but I have reservations about the 'race murder' bit:

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Any thoughts?


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Why stress that they were Asian? They were people.

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Interesting. It seems somewhat in contrast to the it's time for the Government to get tough/it's all the fault of "liberal values" angles taken by the editorial and commentators today.


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Andy McDandy wrote:
Why stress that they were Asian? They were people.


That's why I have reservations, i.e. suggesting that it might be racially motivated when I don't think there is evidence of that yet. I am encouraged though, that they are offering a Muslim man as a positive role model for a change, rather than the usual demonisation. On balance I think the headline is good, but the subheading probably undoes it.


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Voice of sanity. Calling not for revenge. Are we sure this is the Mail?


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It's almost like they contracted out the front page to more reasonable people and then the usual plethora of utter shits wrote the contents

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