Quoted By The Daily Mail

This morning Tweetdeck pinged and alerted me to this tweet from a friend of mine. @davorg Did you see that you feature in your favourite online newspaper? http://t.co/pumrCggsZr — Robin Houston (@robinhouston) April 17, 2015 He was right too. The article was about Reddit’s Button and about half-way though it, they quoted my tweet. I […]

The Return of Winterval

One Christmas tradition in my household is marking the appearance of the first Winterval story in the British press. Some time in late November or early December, you could always guarantee that one of the tabloids would take some innocuous council memo, link it with the Winterval meme and concoct a “war on Christmas” story. […]

Mail Misinformation

Yesterday, the Daily Mail ran a story about the London Borough where I live. It was entitled “The brightest spot in Britain: Wandsworth named brainiest place with 54% of residents having a degree“. The story did pretty much what you’d expect from the headline. The ONS have produced study which measures the percentage of the […]

Amanda Palmer vs The Daily Mail

I’ve obviously been slacking in my Daily Mail watching duties as this completely passed me by. Two weeks ago, the Mail published a write-up of Amanda Palmer’s appearance at Glastonbury (don’t bother following that link – it’s really not worth reading). I say “write-up” rather than “review” because they didn’t mention her songs or the performance […]

Mailbait

We’re in the middle of one of the biggest paedophile scandals that this country has ever seen. And yet, the Daily Mail still thinks that it’s appropriate to report on Elle Fanning‘s Halloween costume with the headline Lady Liberty! Teenager Elle Fanning shows off her womanly curves as she pays homage to New York Statue […]

Parking in Balham

You’ll often hear people saying that Mail writers live in a different world to the rest of us. Actually, I think that they live in the same world as us, they just like to think that they live in a different one. The fun and games start when they discover they are wrong and that […]

Winterval

From today’s Daily Mail corrections column: We stated in an article on 26 September that Christmas has been renamed in various places Winterval. Winterval was the collective name for a season of public events, both religious and secular, which took place in Birmingham in 1997 and 1998. We are happy to make clear that Winterval […]

Daily Mail Corrections

The Daily Mail, along with its sister paper The Mail on Sunday, has recently started to print a corrections and clarifications page. It’s a pretty half-arsed affair for many reasons. The only way to find it is by searching for it by title. There’s no link for it anywhere on the site and it doesn’t […]