Oh yes it is that wonder of a news publisher, ‘The Daily Mail’ that I shall be blogging about today. You will find this blog will be of two sides, a person against it, who is also a person who enjoys it at the same time. It is complicated shall I say.
So yes, many people, intact properly everyone, even those who work for it, pretty much hate ‘The Daily Mail’, or as it shall be known henceforth, ‘The Daily Fail’. Lets start of how ‘great’ its journalism is. Just so you know that is sarcastic. I regularly go on to articles on the online version of the news paper and it has about 100 written words, with about 120 photos. It is a bit more about style than substance really. When you get round to reading those 100 written words it all falls apart even more. Mainly because some of the writing is truly terrible and many articles are inaccurate! Lets start with the terrible part of the articles. Some are written with poor grammar, some even have incorrect spelling. Every article is always written lazily and no real support is given in many cases. Very little evidence is given and that which is given is newer of the top quality. The inaccuracy of articles published can be even funnier. Now I understand the online site properly is not checked for grammar and writing skills etc as much as the news paper, but it is still the representation of this organisation, and surely if you worked for it you would want every article to be true and accurate, clearly not the Mail. Any article about films is usually incorrect lets tart with that. I am a film buff, but it doesn’t take someone like me to see that the actors they are writing about are not in some of the films the article says they are. I remember reading about Megan Fox appearing in a film she had nothing to do with a fees months ago, surely it doesn’t take long for a someone at the Mail to quickly double-check this is true via IMDB? It truly is staggering some of the mistakes they make. However, this is not the biggest issue, no the biggest issue with the Mail is what it reports about.
It pretty much always puts a new piece of celeb gossip above any death, mass world event, or just overall important news. For ‘The Daily Mail’ celebs are their main news. Many people saw the article on a person from ‘TOWIE’ nearly standing in a puddle that made it on to one of their top stories. Isn’t that just great? Children are dying worldwide from poverty and diseases and the Mail believes someone not even a celeb is more important to report on. Many news publishers are also to blame for this of course, but it just stuns me that the Mail will run 100 celeb stories above one on a genocide. It truly is spectacularly stupid.
However, I cannot say it is all bad, for I use it far too regularly for my own good. But not in the ways I am sure the Mail would like me to. I go onto the site to simply have a laugh at what they are reporting about on that day. Usually Kim Kardashian takes over many stories, it still amazed the Mail isn’t called ‘Kim K appreciation group’. They must report on her at least 3 or 4 times a day. They also just put some hilarious stories up that are years out of date, or make no sense. It is alarming but massively entertaining at the same time. This is the thing with it, it is entertaining. Should news publications be ‘entertaining’ though, lis this the real issue? Is the Mail trying to sell itself as something it isn’t? Maybe it needs a big shift. Or is it the fact that people love how it tries to be so factual that makes us enjoy and laugh at it so much.
This is the thing, ‘The Daily Mail’ is pure crap, but we love it. Should it change? Or should it just close completely? Let us be honest, for my generation it will never be taken seriously, and its articles will always be seen as sub-par. But if you need a laugh it’s probably one of the best sites and news publishers out there. What this says about ‘The Daily Mail’ isn’t great, and maybe one day they will remember this. I do hope they do. But for now lets just willow in our self-pity of the entertainment this news publication provides. To be honest, I thinks none of us want this fail to continue for too much longer, does it really deserve to?