Coogan: “If the Daily Mail went to the wall tomorrow I’d be delighted”

Steve Coogan savaged the feral, gutter press on Newsnight last night - reserving his greatest scorn for the Daily Mail and the paper's editor Paul Dacre.

Steve Coogan savaged the feral, gutter press on Newsnight last night – reserving his greatest scorn for the Daily Mail and the paper’s editor Paul Dacre.

Elucidating what most decent people think of the Mail, he said:

“Remember what a character Paul Dacre is and the Daily Mail, this is a newspaper which is, we chose the newspaper to be Alan Partridge’s favourite newspaper, because it has the requisite level of pompous prurience and contempt for the weak, and a xenophobic attitude and this creates this image of a, of a, of a Little England where people play cricket, drink warm beer and all the corner shops are run by white people, and that is not reality, and I don’t think that someone who presents and trades on, and trades to people’s worst fears, as that newspaper does, panders to people’s worst fears, I don’t believe it deserves to exist.

“If the Daily Mail went to the wall, tomorrow I’d be delighted, there’s lots of other, better, newspapers, it’s worse than the tabloids…”

Adding:

“Well, the red tops at least wear their vulgarity on their sleeves, the Daily Mail has a certain duplicity to its nature.”

Watch it:

Coogan’s comments yesterday came after Dacre addressed the Leveson Inquiry into press standards. The inquiry continues.

See also:

Leveson Inquiry hears of the ethical rot of Fleet StreetAlex Hern, October 7th 2011

The Daily Mail’s poisonous lies must be fought by all trade unionistsRick Coyle, September 23rd 2011

Hurrah for the climate deniers: How the Daily Mail swallowed enviroscepticism wholeTim Holmes, June 9th 2011

The Daily Mail, fascism and No2AV: A comedy of errorsDominic Browne, March 29th 2011

How to fake up a Daily Mail benefits story in five easy stepsDeclan Gaffney, February 25th 2011

38 Responses to “Coogan: “If the Daily Mail went to the wall tomorrow I’d be delighted””

  1. Will Straw

    VIDEO: Coogan: “If the Daily Mail went to the wall tomorrow I’d be delighted”: //t.co/A75x1lz4 by @ShamikDas #LevesonInquiry

  2. shazad ahmed

    VIDEO: Coogan: “If the Daily Mail went to the wall tomorrow I’d be delighted”: //t.co/A75x1lz4 by @ShamikDas #LevesonInquiry

  3. Deborah Jones

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  4. Keiran Macintosh

    VIDEO: Coogan: “If the Daily Mail went to the wall tomorrow I’d be delighted”: //t.co/A75x1lz4 by @ShamikDas #LevesonInquiry

  5. Adam Collins

    Hate the Mail? U'll love this: Coogan: “If the Daily Mail went to the wall tomorrow I’d be delighted”: //t.co/d6w0mWSm #LevesonInquiry

  6. Shamik Das

    Paul Dacre – vile individual. Watch this video – sums up perfectly what everyone thinks of the Mail: //t.co/3YnGYpI1 #BBCQT

  7. Julie

    Paul Dacre – vile individual. Watch this video – sums up perfectly what everyone thinks of the Mail: //t.co/3YnGYpI1 #BBCQT

  8. Blair Supporter

    Paul Dacre – vile individual. Watch this video – sums up perfectly what everyone thinks of the Mail: //t.co/3YnGYpI1 #BBCQT

  9. John West

    VIDEO: Coogan: “If the Daily Mail went to the wall tomorrow I’d be delighted”: //t.co/A75x1lz4 by @ShamikDas #LevesonInquiry

  10. Rob the crip

    I love the Daily mails disability free cars, I’m waiting to have my free car.

    But of course look at the comments and you will see mostly the white Middle class with posh voices saying Ya ya we know. bit like IDS and Cameron and sadly Miliband.

  11. Bob Walker

    To be blunt, there isn’t one mainstream paper that’s worth a light. A plague on all their houses.

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  13. Ed's Talking Balls

    Aww, diddums. Coogan dislikes paper which writes up salacious details of celebs’ private lies. Big surprise there, then, given his well documented (in that paper and several others) checkered past.

    The simple fact, which so many people fail to grasp when it comes to the Daily Mail, is that people buy it. Compare and contrast its sales with other newspaper: a favourable comparison for Mr Dacre (who, incidentally, I would agree comes across as a vile man). It’s all well and good you and Coogan telling us what ‘most decent people think’, but, happily, you and your ilk don’t get to decide what others think.

    Coogan can wish for it to go to the wall all he wants. It’s not going to happen.

  14. Chas Turpin

    I can just see Alan Partridge asking Lynne to get onto //phonetapping.org when he needs a new thunderflash and lightshow spectacular corporate gig. “Want my to tap your phone you dirty journalist – or do you just want me to dance on your lap?”. Coogan is in bed with the media and unwittingly reveals that side of his sleazy showbiz image with his most famous character. Pot calling kettle black, in my book.

  15. stopdailymail

    @stopdailymail Have you seen this yet? VIDEO: Coogan: “If the Daily Mail went to the wall tomorrow I’d be delighted”: //t.co/A75x1lz4

  16. Joluni

    RT @leftfootfwd: Coogan: “If the Daily Mail went to the wall tomorrow I’d be delighted” //t.co/OwLgrHOI

  17. Tim Easton

    @stopdailymail Have you seen this yet? VIDEO: Coogan: “If the Daily Mail went to the wall tomorrow I’d be delighted”: //t.co/A75x1lz4

  18. Liam

    ah classic partridge, Might be a quote in there for my website ha

  19. Matt S

    Missed this… Steve Coogan on the Daily Mail: //t.co/ILyrRu5y

  20. Richard Garside

    Just bn announced Steve Coogan will appear b4 the #LevesonInquiry on Tues; let's hope 4 a repeat of this: //t.co/4IRtwkDP #DailyFail

  21. Shamik Das

    Just bn announced Steve Coogan will appear b4 the #LevesonInquiry on Tues; let's hope 4 a repeat of this: //t.co/4IRtwkDP #DailyFail

  22. Rick Walton

    Just bn announced Steve Coogan will appear b4 the #LevesonInquiry on Tues; let's hope 4 a repeat of this: //t.co/4IRtwkDP #DailyFail

  23. Laura Beardshall

    …because it has the requisite level of pompous prurience and contempt for the weak" //t.co/f73FEtz8

  24. Claire Jones

    Will Steve Coogan manage to bring down the Daily Mail today? //t.co/4IRtwkDP See his opening salvo from Newsnight. #leveson

  25. Tim Marshall

    Will Steve Coogan manage to bring down the Daily Mail today? //t.co/4IRtwkDP See his opening salvo from Newsnight. #leveson

  26. Neil

    Excellent comment by Coogan! //t.co/46q8FN6s #Leveson

  27. Jonny

    Coogan mentions #Newsnight appearance – watch his tear strips off Paul Dacre & the #DailyFail: //t.co/4IRtwkDP #Leveson

  28. Pod Wangler

    Coogan mentions #Newsnight appearance – watch his tear strips off Paul Dacre & the #DailyFail: //t.co/4IRtwkDP #Leveson

  29. Chris Gudgin

    “@leftfootfwd: Will Steve Coogan manage to bring down the Daily Mail today? //t.co/icFStEvu @JohnRentoul

  30. Twit Con

    “@leftfootfwd: Will Steve Coogan manage to bring down the Daily Mail today? //t.co/icFStEvu @JohnRentoul

  31. TheCreativeCrip

    Steve Coogan learnt from Paul McMullen that he'd been hacked on Newsnight. Shouldn't the police have found that out? //t.co/4IRtwkDP

  32. Geoffrey Pearson

    Max Mosley on top form laying in2 Paul Dacre at #Leveson; watch again Steve Coogan's demolition of the Mail: //t.co/4IRtwkDP #DailyFail

  33. Cindafuckin'rella

    Max Mosley on top form laying in2 Paul Dacre at #Leveson; watch again Steve Coogan's demolition of the Mail: //t.co/4IRtwkDP #DailyFail

  34. jude

    Max Mosley on top form laying in2 Paul Dacre at #Leveson; watch again Steve Coogan's demolition of the Mail: //t.co/4IRtwkDP #DailyFail

  35. Catherine Sharpe

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