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The Daily Mail Commenter: A Guide

September 10, 2009

Daily Mail Commenters are simple beings. All they need to survive are a few scare stories about how immigrants are eating all our children, a few reports telling them how “political correctness has gone mad” and a couple of ham-fisted articles implying that ‘yuman rights’ or the government have their heart set on destroying Britain and they are happy to spend the rest of their days hammering out their indignation and outrage onto the Daily Mail’s comments board.

At first sight, this creature may appear to have no use or function, a bit like sloths, but if you look a little closer you discover that the Daily Mail Commenter has an amazing talent. The Daily Mail Commenter can indeed turn any story, about anything you could care to imagine, into a dig at the things they don’t like.

For example, last night you may have seen Derren Brown appear to predict the National Lottery results live on television, a story which the Daily Mail has picked up and reported on. Despite the article or the actual event having absolutely no mention of the government or connection to the government at all, this comment appeared underneath the article:

A one off you might say, but look at this comment on an article about how a Tory-run district council used misleading photographs as evidence in a planning application dispute:

Another dig at Gordon Brown. And it’s not only Gordon Brown and the government who can be twisted into the firing line, immigrants are also targeted by the Daily Mail Commenter, as L.G. from Berkshire shows with his comment on a story about an electrical goods company offering bargain televisions:

Incredible work there, taking a photograph of some people queuing up and immediately making the jump to immigrants flooding the country.

So, as I have shown above, whilst the Daily Mail Commenter may appear useless and a burden on society, they actually offer the amazing skill of skim-reading an article, getting the jist of it and then making poorly disguised attacks on the groups they dislike. These are all comments from stories today as well, so be on the lookout for further displays of ignorance and blind rage in the days and weeks to come, especially against gypsies, people claiming benfits and probably Gordon Brown again.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. leftoutside permalink
    September 10, 2009 10:53 pm

    The Mail always cheers me up. No matter how upset I am, I can always think, at least I’m not a dailymail commenter!

  2. propaine_elaine permalink
    September 13, 2009 12:01 am

    Found this gem on an article whining at Derren Brown cause the mail really really wanted to know how he does his tricks.

    He is a trickster.
    That’s his job.
    You no more expect a straight answer from him than from the other arch-trickster, a certain Dr J Gordon Brown – except his tricks are NOT entertaining..

    – ROGER, BRIGHTON, 12/9/2009 9:50
    Click to rate Rating 26


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