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.