Thursday, May 29, 2008

Let's have a moral panic about the Daily Mail for a change

Britain's most spiteful newspaper, The Daily Mail is on a hiding to nothing with its recent attack on poor emos, who are responding by conducting a peaceful protest on their offices on May 31.

You don't need to read the article but here are some choice bits "dangerous cult", "self-harm", "sexually unthreatening", "teenage girls are frightened of manliness", "deadly glamour", "cult of suicide", "real and horribel consequences".

Good for the emos. The Daily Mail regualarly picks on vulnerable or disadvantaged groups (gays and lesbians, single mothers, refugees and asylum seekers etc) who are an easy target because they can't always fight back. But the DM hasn't realised that many emos are intelligent, sociable, highly organised, and more than capable of making a concerted collective response.

I suspect that emos will be running the country in 20-30 years. And I hope they'll make a better job of it than the current lot.

1 comment:

mike said...

Totally agree with you, Lubin. Well said.