In response to John Smith: The Mail’s Gerald Ratner moment,
arnold slater wrote
I worked as a freelance at the Daily Mail under Dacre. The reason it was so successful was he understood the market it supplied, middle England. Dacre was at the back bench reading everything that was going in HIS paper. He had his finger on the pulse of honest decent people that make up the majority in the UK, and he strove to make the Daily Mail their voice. People may sneer at the paper but Dacre probably had more understanding than any politician of true Conservative voters. It’s easy to lose readers and very difficult to regain their trust again, the Mail by its policy change has shot itself in the foot.
I’m another who has taken the DM for decades (1976 to be exact) and was totally gobsmacked by the almost overnight change in the DMs stance over issues like Brexit, Patriotism, Conservatism etc. I cancelled it about three weeks ago.
Keith Wainman wrote:
You can tell it’s all politically correct now, as Owen Jones and the rent-a-gob mob have stopped slagging it on the Today programme in the morning.
I noticed that they have lost over 150,000 readers since last year and by March it will be another 200,000 if they keep up the anti-Brexit propaganda.
This is just part of the continuing disturbing process of the steady exclusion of conservative/Right-wing voices from the MSM.
All five terrestrial TV channels and SKY are fully signed up to the Leftist, ‘progressive’ agenda and the BBC dominates radio.
Now the Right is slowly being excised from the newspapers. The Telegraph has turned in to a mediocre, cautious, dumbed-down rag. The tone of the Express has already started to change since being taken over by Trinity Mirror. The Financial Times has gone full Europhile and ‘progressive’.
Here we are: a MSM that is now almost entirely dominated by adherents to the Leftist, ‘progressive’ agenda. Of course, this is terrible for democracy but obviously the Tories don’t care because they have been infiltrated by likewise inclined devotees.
Thank God we have the internet and sites such as TCW.
Was it a commercial mistake, or rather a knowing sacrifice? Those guys are not stupid. I saw it as part of the establishment plot to stop Brexit, which is now advancing on multiple fronts concurrently. Rothermere has probably agreed to take one for the team, just as the Conservative Party is likely to do. Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his (commercial) life for the New World Order.
Sam Duncan wrote:
‘I think appointing Greig as editor of the Daily Mail was a mistake.’
No, it was part of The Plan. Look, I’m not one for conspiracy theories but No 10 and the Civil Service sidelining the department nominally in charge, while keeping the entire Cabinet in the dark, in order to subvert the express wish of the majority, one of the country’s most popular ‘Tory’ papers suddenly coming out against Brexit, using bizarre Soviet-esque epithets such as ‘peacocking saboteurs’, erasing the inevitable backlash . . . it’s becoming harder and harder to avoid the conclusion that we’re watching nothing short of a coup d’état here.
Richie P wrote:
Junked the Mail now after last Saturday’s tidal wave of liquid dung, used to get it three times a week for me old Mum. She hates a turncoat even more than she hates a good honest traitor. Anyone know of a decent Saturday supplement with the week’s telly? That’s the bit she’ll miss most.