Just one example of why the Daily Mail sucks October 16, 2009Posted by N.C.OnlineTraining in Uncategorized.
As I’m sure you’re all aware, I can’t stand the Daily Mail. And by the time you take your exam, you won’t either. Take this story about the “troubling” circumstances surrounding Stephen Gately’s death, whereby the writer begins to speculate that the lifestyle of gay men have more or less contributed to his death. The key quote is this one:
“Whatever the cause of death is, it is not, by any yardstick, a natural one.”
We’re bordering on libel here folks – the writer fails to provide any kind of evidence which could back up the above quote. In addition, she then begins to rant on about the gay lifestyle, indirectly suggesting that had Gately not indulged in the hedonistic acts of the gay culture, then he wouldn’t be dead.
One wonders if, when faced with evidence (i.e. a post mortem examination which clearly states that Gately died from acute pulmonary oedema which is a build-up of fluid on his lungs), that writers for the Mail are that stupid that they feel it appropriate to then continue speculating and at the same time shove their clearly homophobic views down peoples throats. Great stuff for contemporary media regulation.