It is not about truth

I often write about how Daily Mail readers swallow any old rubbish if it suits their prejudices – even the ‘stories’ that are nothing more than a completely dishonest headline and the article clearly states that the truth is completely different attract legions of outraged comments from Mail readers. Yet the current top story on the Daily Mail website has attracted some cynical comments from an otherwise gullible readership:

I do not believe it

I think you can probably guess the article: ‘Black British couple give birth to white blue-eyed blonde baby girl‘. It is strange how the same readership can utterly believe an entirely made up story about the Red Arrows being banned from flying in Dartmouth (when presented with zero evidence and actually told in the article that they had not in fact been banned), yet this story – with evidence from doctors and the hospital – is not believed.

Almost as if Daily Mail readers just believe what they want to, rather than what is actually true…

8 thoughts on “It is not about truth”

  1. Yeah, I love the comment about the baby being albino “whatever the doctors are supposed to have said”!

    1. Also the person who suggested that it was a simple mix-up. As another – brighter – comment pointed out: that would presumably mean a white family took a black child home and just didn’t say anything about it!

      Funnily enough, there was no picture of the Polish bus driver who supposedly threw a child off for wearing an England top but they lapped that story up.

      Almost like Daily Mail readers are just a bunch of racist arseholes…

  2. To be fair, all those comments have been down-voted into oblivion. Almost as interesting is the amount of positive comments for a story in the Mail about people of a “dusky hue”, I guess it shows how willingly people take their cue from the tone of the story.

  3. Comment from someone who works in a sister PR agency to where I work:

    “To some, the comments sections on newspaper websites are a waste of time. I remember Sam Lister, the Times health editor, when he was doing “Meet the Hack”, describing serial commenters as “nutters and loners” (or something similar).”

    Thought you might like that.

  4. You should hardly be surprised that people believe what they want to, letting their prejudices do the thinking.

    A cursory look down the comments section of the Guardian website will give you ample examples of hysterical politically retarded drones as much as the Hate Mail.

    Maybe your prejudices have also shaped your thoughts, explaining your monomania for the heil?

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