Week 47: Villain – The Daily Mail

by Charlie_East_West on November 22, 2015

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This week’s villain award goes to the Daily Mail for publishing a cartoon of refugees as potential terrorists crossing into the EU with rats.

The imagery within this cartoon is both disturbing and disgusting. Refugees as vermin? Rifles being carried on their backs? For fuck’s sake. This goes way beyond gutter journalism.

This cartoon has a whiff of fascism and a stench of Nazi propaganda framed within a post Paris attacks landscape. It is one of the most dispicable cartoons ever published in a mainstream media outlet in this country.

The Daily Mail masquerades as a “quality” newspaper but it is the worst of the worst within our mainstream media. The Daily Mail is nothing more than a nasty xenophobic outlet for the sort of “British values” that should never ever be endorsed or promoted within our society. But, sadly, there will be more than a few Daily Mail readers who will lap this sort of fear & loathing up and actually agree with the messaging applied within this cartoon.

This sort of bile is dangerous. It feeds ignorance. It creates division. It creates schisms in our society. It breeds a “them & us” mentality that engineers the sort of divisive values that move our country back to the dark ages of open discrimination against anything or anyone who appears to be a misplaced threat to a blinkered, narrow minded, small island mentality.

Everything that is wrong in our society can be viewed within the pages of the Daily Mail. Shame on them. In terms of our media, they are the worst of the worst.

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Mike Killingworth November 23, 2015 at 5:00 pm

The Mail has, of course, toyed with fascism before.

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