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Patience Groove
Posted - 08 June 2018 09:47
You have to hand it to the man. He has done more than any other to transform this country from a resurgent confident outward looking open and respected country as it had become by the early norties to the paranoid inward-looking mean-spirited xenophobic basket case it has now become than anyone else. Well done that man.
GMT
Posted - 08 June 2018 09:53
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Absolutely agreed. The Dacre Daily Mail has been a 21st Century version of the Kelvin Mc Kenzie edited 1980's and 1990's Sun.

Interesting he's being replaced by Geordie Grieg the current Mail on Sunday and ex Standard editor. Classic old school pro EU Cameronite/Macmillan/one nation Tory. Suggests the owners want to tone down the aggression and bile at the Daily Mail.
Hot Felon
Posted - 08 June 2018 10:01
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Sunday Mail is pro Remain, so this should get interesting

Daily Mail not the same since David English left
the short long
Posted - 08 June 2018 10:06
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Will the Daily Mail's readership accept a more toned down version?
Used Psychology
Posted - 08 June 2018 10:06
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He's an utterly despicable human being who deserves to be publicly horsewhipped and then burnt alive.

His one redeeming feature was his support of the Laurences, which was only based on personal contact and pursuit of a story, not some wider interest as to justice or race relations.

He has done more damage to the UK than can really be calculated.
Le Chiffre
Posted - 08 June 2018 10:11
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Rumour has it that Dacre was gently pointed to the door as the owners were feeling unloved by their social circles as a result of the line the Daily Hate was peddling.
the short long
Posted - 08 June 2018 10:12
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Le Chiffre - is that what you read in the Guardian?
Le Chiffre
Posted - 08 June 2018 10:14
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No. I rarely read or get my news from the Guardian. You must have me confused with someone else
GMT
Posted - 08 June 2018 10:14
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Private Eye have been putting forward that proposition which Le Chiffre makes for the last few weeks as well.
189 sleeps till Christmas
Posted - 08 June 2018 10:18
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It's like when the younger Murdochs got control of Fox News, the writing was on the wall for some of the dinosaurs who had been protected up until that point, like Bill O'Reilly.
Muggy Mike
Posted - 08 June 2018 10:27
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'Meanwhile, the Guardian loses money year on year on year... '

Not enough 'ample assets' on show in the Graun. The 'barely there' bikinis are, well, barely there...
Muggy Mike
Posted - 08 June 2018 10:29
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'Well, if you don’t like the Daily Mail, start up your own newspaper which actually makes money'

Why would I want to do that? Who the fvck looks at newspapers these days?
the short long
Posted - 08 June 2018 10:43
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What is the story with the Guardian? With the Indy gone, they are really the only left / centre left newspaper remaining.

They should be coining it in, or atleast breaking even, with ad clicks etc.

Socio_Path
Posted - 08 June 2018 10:50
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I think there is an element of people being receptive to that sort of trash. I think us Brits have always had a bilious streak. Even when we outward looking, that just meant we were "civilising" the world with our values.
Patience Groove
Posted - 08 June 2018 11:07
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There was an element of Germans being receptive to Hitler- doesn't let him off the hook.
Gloucester
Posted - 08 June 2018 11:18
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The Mirror is a left / centre left newspaper, and AFAIK profitable.
189 sleeps till Christmas
Posted - 08 June 2018 11:26
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Gloucester, The Mirror has a circulation of circa 583k.

The Mail has 1,34m, The Sun has 1.54m.

I think we know where newspaper readers views lie on balance.
Patience Groove
Posted - 08 June 2018 11:38
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In my opinion, the Mail has a high circulation because it is extremely good at what it does, not because of its quasi-fascist editorial stance.
Le Chiffre
Posted - 08 June 2018 11:39
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Or the figures could stem from the age demographic of those that read the Mail and the Sun - as opposed to younger readers who get a lot more of their news online
189 sleeps till Christmas
Posted - 08 June 2018 11:58
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You mean where the Mail and the Sun are the biggest newspaper sites, Le Chiffre?
Discworld_Librarian
Posted - 08 June 2018 12:51
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Graun's prospects are looking up, as I understand it
Wellington
Posted - 08 June 2018 12:55
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History will remember Dacre as a man who played a large role, alongside Farage, in destroying this great nation.
Patience Groove
Posted - 08 June 2018 13:11
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"Absolutely agreed. The Dacre Daily Mail has been a 21st Century version of the Kelvin Mc Kenzie edited 1980's and 1990's Sun."

Dacre's Mail make McKenzie's Sun look positively reasonable and benevolent. Yes they overstepped the mark often but the actual editorial line was nothing approaching the extremist paranoia and hatred spouted by the Mail