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I have to share this thing of beauty with you:
Leo McKinstry: 'Sorry not to join the liberal wailing: heroin traffickers deserve to die'

This is an opinion piece from the Daily Heil about Akhmal Shaikh, who was executed by lethal injection in China this morning for drug smuggling. He was caught in Urumchi with a suitcase containing 4kg of heroin. Akhmal Shaikh, a British citizen, had serious bipolar disorder and recorded a song about rabbits and world peace. I'm not a great fan of drug smugglers, but anyone could see that the man was not well.

Nevertheless, Leo thinks that China is setting a splendid example by killing a man for a crime committed while he was not in full possession of his faculties. China is a drug-free paradise where citizens are at liberty to live their lives in peace and harmony, whereas Britain is a drug-addled open sewer, full of criminals, liberals and other undesirables, where the good, stalwart Audi-driving populace are oppressed by political correctness and speed cameras on dual carriageways.

Akhmal Shaikh wasn't even a proper British citizen anyway because he spent loads of time in Poland and United States. Whereas Viscount Rothermere, the owner of the Daily Mail is ENTIRELY a proper British citizen, even though he is non-domiciled for tax reasons and has spent most of his life and cash in France.

The buzzing fly atop this particular pile of excrement is that they have decided to illustrate the story with a giant picture of Kate Moss, with the caption A country which reveres such junkies as Kate Moss has no right to lecture China on its drugs policy, argues Leo McKinstry.

So the self-righteous hypocrites get to rail against our permissive society, and yet illustrate their article with a barely relevant picture of top totty. Which is something they do at least 10 times every day, because why have a relevant picture of someone unattractive when you can have an irrelevant one of some woman who makes the idiot menchildren who edit that rightwing rag want to spank one out in the bogs at break time?

Marvellous.

I hate to up their unique user count, but you should see their splash page. Every single story is twisted to fit their agenda, from decent sales on the high street (£11bn VAT RISE SHAMBLES!) to the BBC taking nine of the top ten places in the ratings. (BBC HIT BY RATINGS SLUMP AS VIEWERS COMPLAIN!)

THEY are everything that is wrong with this country. They are gobshites.

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violetisblue
Dec. 29th, 2009 08:11 pm (UTC)
I would point and laugh at this media fail from across the pond but after seeing Pat Buchanan's screed about how the would-be Detroit bomber should be denied burn treatment, well, can't do it.
infinitemonkeys
Dec. 29th, 2009 10:21 pm (UTC)
Every day is a day of fail with the Daily Mail. It's the shit that keeps on giving. I have to say, though, your loonies are more spectacularly loony than our loonies.
andrewducker
Dec. 29th, 2009 08:12 pm (UTC)
Also - China admits that their drug policy isn't working:
http://stopthedrugwar.org/chronicle-old/389/china.shtml
infinitemonkeys
Dec. 29th, 2009 10:24 pm (UTC)
I don't think you're going to find much coverage of that in the Fail.
megwriting
Dec. 29th, 2009 08:33 pm (UTC)
Are you sure the UK isn't hiring Fox-faux talking heads and teaching them a posh accent? Because guys like this are EXACTLY why the US is in such a huge pile of poo right now.
andrewducker
Dec. 29th, 2009 08:47 pm (UTC)
Naah, the Daily Mail has been like this for decades. Not for nothing are they nicknamed The Daily Hate.

Here's a link to an automatic headline generator that should give you a flavour of their style:
http://www.qwghlm.co.uk/toys/dailymail/
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laurashapiro
Dec. 29th, 2009 09:05 pm (UTC)
You are incomparable when you have your rant on.

I share your rage, BTW. This kind of thing makes me fucking seethe.
infinitemonkeys
Dec. 29th, 2009 10:28 pm (UTC)
They're completely ridiculous. You should try the link left by andrewducker above. That is exactly what the Daily Mail is like every single day.
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onemildrat
Dec. 29th, 2009 09:41 pm (UTC)
And just for punctuation, here is Charlie Brooker on newspapers.
infinitemonkeys
Dec. 29th, 2009 10:29 pm (UTC)
That would be Charlie Brooker, newspaper columnist. I do love him, though.
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cryptoxin
Dec. 29th, 2009 09:47 pm (UTC)
How predictably appalling.

Ages ago, I did an interview with a morning radio show which seemed to be going well until the host's parting question, asking me whether we couldn't solve the drug problem in the U.S. like they do in by cutting off the hands of those convicted of drug dealing.
infinitemonkeys
Dec. 29th, 2009 10:41 pm (UTC)
I think that people and the media aren't entirely rational on the subject of drugs or the death penalty but that could be my appalling woolly-headed liberal foolishness.
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infinitemonkeys
Dec. 29th, 2009 10:42 pm (UTC)
Some day I am going to make a locked post all about their evil tricks.
parthenia14
Dec. 30th, 2009 12:19 am (UTC)
That is extraordinarily depressing. Also, they can't add up the ratings. It's probably the iplayer rather than the disconnected plotlines that's made RTD's viewing figures fall.

*worships Charlie Brooker*
infinitemonkeys
Dec. 30th, 2009 12:51 am (UTC)
All of the ratings fell. All of them, on all channels, not just the BBC. I suppose that fact is only fit to be buried in the umptieth paragraph. Graaaaagh. I despise the Mail.

*joins you in worship of CB*
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annajaneclare
Dec. 30th, 2009 12:40 am (UTC)
There is nothing barbaric about the death penalty.

Apart from the bit where you kill a human being. That's a bit barbaric.
infinitemonkeys
Dec. 30th, 2009 12:58 am (UTC)
You must be one of those filthy liberals. You probably don't even believe in corporal punishment, the abolition of speed cameras, route marches for all those on incapacity benefit and the compulsory sterilisation of council house tenants. I tut in your general direction.
se_parsons
Dec. 30th, 2009 06:25 am (UTC)
Fox over here has been showing fake pictures with their coverage. Like showing "Huge attendance at a Sarah Palin booksigning" with coverage from the campaign. Or covering one of their self-created Tea Party rallies with footage from other events.

So it isn't irrelevant pics, it's deliberately falsified pics to forward their agenda presented as fact. I think that's even worse.

Not familiar enough with the Mail to know if they do that.
7tree_hugger
Dec. 30th, 2009 12:12 pm (UTC)
This is why I don't even let my fingers touch the insidious ink of the Daily Mail. If Breakfast TV can drive me mad with their unresearched dumbing down drivel then the Mail will cause my head to explode.

The Today Programme or nothing!
paratti
Dec. 30th, 2009 04:18 pm (UTC)
Word.
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