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By sven945
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#28061
The Express

March 26, 2004

THE DAILY MAIL-ICIOUS IS A MUST-READ FOR THE BNP, AND HERE'S WHY

BYLINE: By Daily Express Reporter

SECTION: NEWS; Pg. 2

LENGTH: 779 words



THE Daily Mail has always been the paper of choice for fascists. The shameful anti-Semitic record of the Rothermere newspaper empire during Adolf Hitler's reign of terror is well documented.

But today, in 2004, the Daily Mail-icious has become required reading for members of the British National Party, as this shocking picture on the right shows.

The newspaper that infamously declared "Hurrah for the Blackshirts" in the 1930s can count on the backing of BNP bully boys, as the demonstrators' placard reveals. It boldly declares "Vote BNP, read the Daily Mail".


The Daily Mail is unashamedly still stirring up racial hatred according to anti-fascist magazine Searchlight.

Of course, the Rothermere dynasty has always dismissed its association with anti-Semitic fascist leader Sir Oswald Mosley as a brief flirtation.

But in 1934 Lord Rothermere, the great-grandfather of the current holder of that title, threw the full weight of his four newspapers behind Mosley and told his readers that, under fascism, Germany and Italy were the best governed nations in Europe.

In articles in the newspapers he owned, he ferociously defended Hitler's pogroms. It prompted Adolf Hitler to write a shocking letter in which he described his English aristocrat supporter as a "sincere friend".

The Fuhrer would undoubtedly be equally impressed by the Daily Mail's stance in 2004.

It is a shocking indictment of the newspaper that claims to espouse core family values as it bids for the Daily Telegraph which is being auctioned by American owners Hollinger International.

In the hands of Rothermere's minions, there is little doubt the respected broadsheet Telegraph would pursue a new, malevolent agenda.

The Daily Mail has long preached the virtues of moral probity and sound family values with single mothers and feckless fathers being typical targets.

Yet the present Lord Rothermere, now boss of the Daily Mail-icious' parent company, Associated Newspapers, himself sired a child out of wedlock. Unknown to most Daily Mail readers, the boy, now 15, resides with his mother in New Zealand.

Rothermere, now married to wife Claudia by whom he has four young children, prefers not to be reminded of this product of his own youthful dalliance when he was plain Jonathan Harmsworth.

Sadly, it is believed his eldest son hasn't seen his father more than once.

But this uniquely dysfunctional family has many dark secrets. Lord Rothermere's mother "Bubbles" died after a drug pills binge. Estranged from both her son and her husband, she died a pitiful death alone in her villa in the South of France.

She had been tormented by her cheating husband, Vere Harmsworth, the 3rd Viscount Rothermere.

The Mail hypocrisy knows no bounds. It views itself as a newspaper which champions women. In fact it relentlessly denigrates women who struggle to combine a career with raising their family.

Many women have been devastated by its socalled human interest stories which have been nothing more than cruel character assassination.

Pop superstar Dido, 31, said she wept over a Mail story which was "sick beyond belief". It told of the suicide of her then boyfriend's mother. She said: "It just made me cry. It was sick beyond belief - sanctimonious bulls**t dressed up as human interest."

Former Coronation Street star Tracy Shaw suffered persistent, vitriolic attacks which ultimately contributed to her health problems.

Harry Potter author JK Rowling plunged into depression after two vicious articles appeared in the Mail on Sunday. She insists that one was "totally fabricated" and the other gave intrusively intimate details of the breakdown of her first marriage. Agony aunt Claire Rayner, 72, hates the Daily Mail's Right-wing agenda even though the tabloid serialised her autobiography.

She said: "My publishers sold the rights to the Daily Mail and I have to admit I cringed."

Actor Stephen Fry showed his contempt, saying:

"Everybody hates the Mail, and that is true from the highest in the land to the average soap star."

Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson has branded the paper "immoral and unprincipled".

Businessman Sir Alan Sugar won GBP 100,000 in a libel action against the Mail over claims that he was a "miser" when he ran Tottenham Hotspur.

He complained: "To see this rubbish . . . has just devastated me.

"This can destroy people's lives."

A motion in the House of Commons, tabled by Labour MPs Peter Bradley and Martin Salter, said there were no depths to which the troubled group would not stoop.

They questioned payments made to wrongdoers, including shamed peer Jeffrey Archer.



It's not from a public source so I think I shouldn't post it in full in the public section. Beast of Bolsover asked for it in the Albert Hurwood thread.
 
By Killer Whale
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#28063
This was from the Express's brief dalliance with Social Democracy, wasn't it? Ironic that the experiment failed and that now the Excess has fallen back on trying to out-Mail the Mail on it reactionary social agenda, coupled with what can only be described as mentally disturbed front pages.
 
By Arrowhead
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#28152
Strange to think that this article is as recent as March 2004, well into the Desmond era. No way would we see anything similar in the current frothing-at-the-mouth incarnation of The Express.
By Snowden
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#28637
I think this was the result of what was then an ongoing feud between Desmond and Dacre. I read in Private Eye a few months back that they used to keep on smearing each other in their respective papers, but have now agreed to a shaky truce. Desmond has described the Mail as being 'against everything I stand for'.
 
By Winston O'Hoodie
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#28640
Desmond has described the Mail as being 'against everything I stand for'.


The Mail is certainly opposed to hardcore pornography.
By Snowden
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#28699
That was pretty much the cornerstone of their attacks on Desmond. This from Stephen Glover's column of 8/7/03, in which he was going after various people who'd been involved in promoting/funding Tony Blair:

Mr Desmond's fortune was built on pornography. He runs several hardcore TV porn channels. But because he is a newspaper proprietor, Mr Blair has need of him
 
By Mr Mordon
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#28750
Snowden wrote:That was pretty much the cornerstone of their attacks on Desmond. This from Stephen Glover's column of 8/7/03, in which he was going after various people who'd been involved in promoting/funding Tony Blair:

Mr Desmond's fortune was built on pornography. He runs several hardcore TV porn channels. But because he is a newspaper proprietor, Mr Blair has need of him


Im no expert (honestly :oops: ) but i'm pretty sure 'hard core' porn is illegal on TV in this country
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