Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Express Watch



'... and vice versa', think the Express editorial team.

From Cheeks

22 Comments:

Anonymous J said...

Tell me that was photoshopped and isn't the real front cover.

PLEASE.

7/26/2005 11:52:00 pm  
Blogger BigDaddyMerk said...

It's real I'm afraid.

7/26/2005 11:58:00 pm  
Anonymous Slurms McKenzie said...

It's sad, isn't it, how pranksters have taken over the Express and made it nothing more than a ludicrous parody of the Daily Mail. :(

7/27/2005 01:17:00 am  
Anonymous nate said...

Again with the express, inciting racial hatred.

PCC, expect a letter from me.

7/27/2005 06:34:00 am  
Anonymous nate said...

I've sent off a complaint to the PCC regarding this mornings edition of the Express.

Please explain how you believe the Code of Practice has been breached. Which specific clause(s) of the Code are you complaining under?

"12 Discrimination
i) The press must avoid prejudicial or pejorative reference to an individual's race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation or to any physical or mental illness or disability."

I believe that the Daily Express has contravened this clause of the code and are potentially inciting racial hatred with this headline, effectively branding all asylum seekers as "spongers".

7/27/2005 08:03:00 am  
Anonymous nate said...

Merk, do you have a higher quality version of the front page of todays DE, or know where I could get one? I'm required to send in a copy of the article to the PCC and I really would begrudge buying a copy unless I really had to...

7/27/2005 08:11:00 am  
Blogger BigDaddyMerk said...

I'm sorry I dont. Looks like you'll have to buy one. It'll be worth it in the long run.

7/27/2005 08:15:00 am  
Anonymous matt said...

seriously will pcc work ?

7/27/2005 08:21:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You wont get anywhere. It says that Bombers are all spongeing asylum seakers. If the bombers were asylum seekers on benefits then there is nothing wrong with this.
If they had said All asylum seakers are spongeing you would have a case. You are interpreting the front page as the latter, not the former, which is how it should be interpreted.

7/27/2005 09:54:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would there be grounds for complaining about the accuracy of the headline? The bombers are not all asylum seekers (especially if you interpret the 'all' to include those from 7 July) and only two of the most recent bombers have been named and confirmed as asylum seekers. The other two may not be.

7/27/2005 10:09:00 am  
Blogger johnnyh said...

I wouldn't expect much joy from the PCC. They did bugger all when the Sun ran a front page story last year about asylum seekers eating swans (just after the Star said Asylum seekers were eating donkeys) and despite the story being bollocks. Nothing happened.

7/27/2005 10:43:00 am  
Anonymous Steve said...

I think if you were allowed to complain about the news being made up, the DE and DM would be alot thinner...

7/27/2005 10:46:00 am  
Blogger johnnyh said...

They could run one of their women's diet features.
'Stop talking bollocks and lose eight pound in a week.'

7/27/2005 10:52:00 am  
Anonymous tom p said...

Nate - Anonymous has a point. You'll have to read the article in its entirety to find out. The headline is despicable, and clearly implies the vice versa, but it cunningly doesn't say it

7/27/2005 10:58:00 am  
Anonymous tom p said...

it does seem as though the DE has borrowed the Star's headline writers for the day

7/27/2005 11:02:00 am  
Anonymous Paul said...

The Daily Hate Mail & the Daily Excess are clerly vying for the nastiest headline of the year.

What sort of individual likes to read this stuff and how does it influence their views ?

The DE & DM might just as well substitute the union flag with a Swastika.

7/27/2005 11:42:00 am  
Anonymous nate said...

After buying the rag and mulling it over, Anonymous may have a point, but nonetheless there's no harm in going ahead and sending it off. If nothing gets done (which I expect it probably wont) then, unfortunately I'll just have to live with it. But, rags like DM & DE can't go on publishing stuff like this, at the worst it's going to incite more bombings or riots (ie. bradford, etc.). Headlines like this do not go any way to helping our cause of trying to convince the world and the ethnic minorities that live in our country that we aren't a war mongering, hate peddling country that they should not respect.

7/27/2005 12:07:00 pm  
Anonymous nate said...

Also, they can't even spell correctly. There's no E in sponging. (See Dictionary.com)

7/27/2005 12:23:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same Anonymous as before - read the article (at the shop - didn't buy the thing) and it makes no distinction.

It also has a lovely 'should all asylum seekers be turned back' poll attached.

(Am I the only one who's got the hump with the 'this is how they repay us' comment? As if it's the Mail and Express who have given them asylum instead of fighting for years to stop it).

7/27/2005 12:52:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In response to Nate, I complained under section 1 of the PCC code concerning Accuracy - the July 7th bombers were certainly not asylum seekers, and the most recent may not have been either

7/27/2005 05:45:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i do agree with red ken that all the world should go to england to achieve their full potential -- after all, only we, the master race, can enable the world to do this potential thing.

If we don't love the world to bits, it might not love us back and that would be a tragedy.

7/29/2005 02:06:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Also, they can't even spell correctly. There's no E in sponging. (See Dictionary.com)"

Someone should tell them to learn some bloody English !

1/09/2009 08:22:00 pm  

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