Last year, I wrote a post arguing that Christians should lead the way in a boycott The Daily Mail due to its campaign against overseas aid.
Today, The Mail has descended further into the pit of the worst type of journalism with this incredible election headline:
It is simply incredible that any newspaper could use the tragic suffering of innocent children abused by a criminal as the basis for such a cheap headline. It is barbarically insensitive.
I have today tried to log a complaint with the Independent Press Standards Association (IPSA) but the Editor’s Code of Practice is so restrictive that there are no categories under which a complaint could be filed. Like the Advertising Standards Authority, it is another example of the toothless agencies which we end up with in this country because we believe in self-regulation. It seems nothing has been learnt from the hacking scandals and the press remain free to do whatever they want.
I think The Daily Mail is the most dangerous newspaper in the country, because it spreads a toxic brand of pious-sounding poison. I do not write this because of its political perspective but because of the repugnant and hypocritical way it points the finger at everyone else whilst behaving so poorly itself.
I simply do not understand people who continue to buy it, especially those who profess to be Christians. We can make complaints, but the best decision is for right-thinking people (in both senses of the word) to commit to no longer buying this odious publication.
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On a more light-hearted note, they may enjoy The Daily Mail Song: