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By Sealink
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How do you stay positive against the tide of Daily Mail-ness?
The posts I referred to in the Streatham Guardian 'Have Your Say' thread have depressed me no end. The lack of shame of people who would happily see others suffer. How doing good is worthy of contempt. Makes me wonder if Britain is about to go to a dark page.
By bairy
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Sealink wrote:How do you stay positive against the tide of Daily Mail-ness?
By continually realising that most of the "big stories" are so biased that they border on completely made up.

when the mail drones on about immigration "floods" they only quote from negative sources - migration watch, the odd cop saying "crime has gone up!" (but not mention that the immigrants can be a victim of crime).

when the mail drones on about the evil internet it's so completely full of bollocks that even my mum - a daily mail fan and all round technophobe - can see how shit it is

And one word: littlejohn. The fact they still employ that unfunny, racist, homophobic, can't write without including a stream of insults, moron who just drones out the same old shite week after week.. that tells it all really.

So to me, the fact they're so obviously rubbish suggests the world isn't as bad as they say.


If you mean the commentors... I've found from experience that the most opinated people are the most verbal. The ones who have a good opinion or no opinion stay quiet. Therefore it can appear that most people are negative whereas that's probably not the case.
Also, the more opinionated people really think they know everything.
People like Weems who frequently claims "this country is full to bursting!". If she was asked to explain that I don't think she'd have an answer other than "well er mr policeman from middle of nowhere said..."
Others say things like "oh one policeman was caught speeding therefore they're all corrupt and bent". It's depressing there are people that stupid but they're in the minority.
By Adam
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bairy wrote: I've found from experience that the most opinated people are the most verbal. The ones who have a good opinion or no opinion stay quiet. Therefore it can appear that most people are negative whereas that's probably not the case.
As my stolidly Yorkshire grandfather is fond of saying "Empty barrels make the most noise".

The Mail boards and this sort of thing are a sort of feedback loop: only the people who feel really, really strongly bother (the vocal minority, rather than the polar opposite they claim to be), and they are confronted with a wall of opinion that almost identically matches their own, which confirms their belief, making them more confident to express it and so on.

The fact that the comments are so heavily moderated and that people tend to visit sites and sources that reflect rather than challenge their opinion (as do we, this isn't just aimed at the Mail-ites) exacerbates this.

People, on the whole, are far more reasonable than the few yelling fuckwitted self-appointed spokespeople would have you believe.
 
By bluebellnutter
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Flo Rida also elaborated on the title of the album stating, "Well, this record is like my special delivery for the fans. It’s not something you can get during the six regular mail delivery days. You need that extra day for your prized possessions. That’s Mail on Sunday."
First time ever anyones linked "Mail on Sunday" with "prized possessions"?
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