‘Daily Mail Diamonds’

I would dearly love to interview this couple to get their opinion on the world; from the Daily Mail Letters page today:

Daily Mail Diamonds

My husband (aged 85) and I (83) can beat Brian Toon’s brother-in-law’s parents (Letters) for the longest readership of the Daily Mail’s lively pages.

Last week we celebrated our Diamond Wedding anniversary and we’ve been regular readers for all those 60 years – plus both of us before we were married, making a total of well over 120 years between us.

My only grumble is that in a busy life it’s so meaty that I’m often still finishing it in bed at midnight – and I don’t read the sports pages.

We could buy two copies as my poor husband, in allowing me to commandeer the paper, is always a day behind reading it.

Down the years, with the Mail’s help, we’ve invested money wisely and feel we know what’s going on in the world. And what would we do without Fred Basset?

Mrs Madge Green,
Farnham, Surrey.

[Presumably the answer to her rhetorical answer is: ‘laugh’.]

7 thoughts on “‘Daily Mail Diamonds’”

  1. Oh wow, Dacre and Rothermere must be happy. 60 years of exaggerations, lies and propaganda. And they feel they know what’s going on in the world? A paper that notoriously stubs world events for sensationalist, scaremongering garbage? That’s like my dear Gran, who’s been buying the Express for years and years. I feel I have to try and side step issues of the day with her, or I’ll be given the Desmond authorised view on them, often something connected to Muslims or Diana’s death presented as uncritical fact.

  2. “with the Mail’s help [we]feel we know what’s going on in the world.”

    To be fair to her, she stops short of saying she DOES know what’s going on the world.

  3. Aw man! Come on! I hate the Daily Mail and love this blog but even I allow my 77 yr old Grandma to read the Daily Mail without lanching into a tirade about it!
    Even though she reads the lies and propaganda, when I have a serious discussion about the issues with her she is extremely open minded and will concede to some of my points.
    Maybe in the old days the Daily Mail was a real piece of journalism….

  4. Re. “…we’ve invested money wisely…..” -what about all the cash squandered on buying the Daily Mail for the last 60 years? The words “beggars” and “belief” spring to mind.

  5. “Maybe in the old day the Daily Mail was a real piece of journalism….” – sadly not; I strongly recommend typing “Hurrah for the Blackshirts” into Google and seeing what comes out. Also, the petty one-upmanship between newspapers to boost circulation figures in Evelyn Waugh’s brilliant novel “Scoop” is a satire of the Mail/Express rivalry of the 1930s.

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