UK "Daily Fail": Gratuitous stupidity in every issue
It's not that have any thing personally against
the editors of the Daily Mail. I don't even know who they are. It's
just that they are so consistently lame it boggles the mind that they can even get
out of bed and brush their teeth, much less run a national news rag. Here
are some more examples of their gratuitous stupidity:
Oct19.2013: Mail Online front page
The DM often repeats articles multiple times on the Online front page,
presumably b/c the editors don't even read their own work. But this
placing the same article next to itself is taking editorial blindness waaay too
And note the same number of comments in each article. What a coincidence.
Well, that's embarrassing . . . a rag that regularly bitches about
grammatical fails in others edited by grammatical dolts. A few examples:
Oct16.2013: Mail Online, front page
Sep25.2013: Mail Online, front page
Sep24.2013: Mail Online, front page
Sep04.2013: Mail Online, front page
Still trying to master the pronoun antecedent rule most people
learned in 7th grade.
Sep03.2103: Mail Online, front page
Which raises two basic questions: Are there any cities that are not in the
world? and Does anyone at the DM know the difference between a restrictive and a
non-restrictive clause? BTW, the story headline with this
article itself was "Inside the Victorian reservoir which supplied
fresh water to the people of Liverpool and was one of the first of its kind in
Oct04.2013: Lizzie Edmonds, Mail Online
Did you see the story about the dog that bit the man? OK, well,
how about the story about the dumb-ass
17 yo girl who got a tattoo? I mean, WTF, we'll turn
anything into "news" if there's a dollar to be made.
Aug24.2013: Mail Online, front page
Them "calculated criminals" gotta' be the worst, judge for
Jun23.2013: Mail Online, front page
You'll have to figure this one out
Jun11.2013: Mail Online, front page
A clever headline raises questions that the reader will pay money for
to get answered. Here the questions are "Did what?" and
"Whose ovary and appendix was it, the mother's or the
baby's?" Read the
story, it's far more tragic than the headline.
Jun11.2013: Laura Collins, Mail Online
100 - 44 = 12. It's called "DM math" Article
Greater yet was the proportion of crimes of violence
– rape, murder, manslaughter and assault which accounted for 44 per
cent of the force’s workload. The remaining 12 per cent were crimes
such as robbery, housebreaking and riot.
Jun10.2013: Sara Smith, Mail Online
'scuse me, Ms. Smith, but New Mexico is land-locked
and Cabo is 600 miles away.
DM Caption: "Whirlpool: A diver on the seabed in Cabo, New
Mexico, works next to a huge shoal of fish who swirl around each other"