Rock bottom for the Daily Express

Thursday, 8 July 2010




















Maybe you thought the Daily Express couldn't get any worse. You were wrong. An acquaintance just pointed out via Twitter that no-one usually notices just how bad it is because it's so beneath contempt these days that it tends to get ignored. Let's be honest, it doesn't really contain any proper news, does it? It's just a sad, bigoted waste of paper. Today's front page, however, goes so far beyond what is unacceptable that it's hard to forget about.

In the accompanying article, Supereme Court judge Lord Rodger is quoted as saying:

“Just as male hetero­sexuals are free to enjoy themselves playing rugby, drinking beer and talking about girls with their mates, so male homosexuals are to be free to enjoy themselves going to Kylie concerts, drinking exotically-coloured cocktails and talking about boys with their straight female mates.”

It's like the Express is parodying itself in the most unpleasant way possible and you have to wonder how much lower it can go.

Further reading at No Sleep 'Til Brooklands: They're letting gays in now, you know! Whatever next? and Enemies of Reason: It's worth bothering to get angry at Express scum.

6 comments:

fuzzyedges said...

I agree that the Express is beneath contempt, but shouldn't we be saving a bit for the judge who so bizarrely stereotyped the "behaviour" gay men should be free to engage in. Only the Express and the Mail quoted it (what I presume was)verbatim, the Guardian opted to paraphrase thus:

""More and more gays and lesbians are likely to have to seek protection here as protection is being denied to them by the state in their home countries." They cited parallel British examples of being free to enjoy going to a Kylie concert, cocktails, or talking about men to female friends."

Presumably because papers like the Guardian are (rightly) delighted by the decision, they didn't want to muddy the discussion with criticism of Lord Rodger's strange and (I think) pretty offensive comments. Who knows what's the Express' motivation was, other than the general spreading of ignorance and hatred, as usual.

Hannah Mudge said...

Yes i totally agree with you - in fact i would have said all this myself but when i wrote this i was really busy and just wanted to post a quick heads-up rather than an in-depth post. The fact that the judge said it in the first place is disgusting!

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B said...

huh! i followed the link here from your twitter and just had to remark upon my surprise at seeing someone else on the internet using "boudledidge"! big fan of the mitfords?

Hannah Mudge said...

B, yes i am a big Mitford fan :D I love reading about their lives!

 

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