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.