An hour of honesty at the Daily Mail

A highly amusing stunt, and the fake plaque does indeed sum up the Mail’s incredibly reactionary attitude. Amazingly for a newspaper that seems extremely hostile to any kind of feminism or female liberation, it was originally aimed at women and has a high female readership. But if this accurately describes the Mail, you have to wonder what a plaque would say about the Sun, Torygraph or the Times. Would they even be allowed to say it, or would it immediately be banned under the obscenity laws?

Vox Political

Image: Crowdwish. Image: Crowdwish.

Have a good look at the picture above. If you click on it, you should get a larger version.

The sign it depicts was erected on the wall of the Daily Mail offices in London yesterday by an organisation calling itself Crowdwish (@crowdwish – “The most popular wish of the day actioned. Today, tomorrow and forever.”) and the tweet accompanying this picture stated: “For one – very satisfying – hour the sign below adorned The Daily Mail offices this afternoon.”

The blogpost accompanying the picture explained that it was in response to a wish that the media would focus more on the good things that happen in the world.

“The fact is that bad news sells; negative events cause spikes in TV ratings, sales of papers to rise and increases in traffic online,” the article continued – and this is fair comment; Vox Political‘s own highest reader…

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