The Daily Mail makes money from graphic video…after boasting that it forced Google to remove graphic videos

Do readers of a national newspaper really need to see a video of a women being killed by a shopping trolley? Sure, report the story if you must, but accompanying the piece with an enticing call to "scroll down for the video"?

Do readers of a national newspaper really need to see a video of a women being killed by a shopping trolley? Sure, report the story if you must; but accompanying the piece with an enticing note to “scroll down for the video” is, some might say, in rather bad taste.

Bad enough on its own perhaps, but stunningly hypocritical when just two days ago the Daily Mail was boasting that it had “stepped in” and persuaded Google to remove graphic videos from its search engine.

Mail hypocrisy

It seems then that graphic videos are fine – so long as it’s the Daily Mail that’s making money from them.

5 Responses to “The Daily Mail makes money from graphic video…after boasting that it forced Google to remove graphic videos”

  1. Selohesra

    They presumably only put it on as there is demand for that sort of thing – but what I dont understand is why anyone wants to watch things like that – the other day they had chap being lead off to be executed. Dont know how graphic it was as I did not want to watch it.

  2. Maik Finch

    by continually appealing to the baser interests of ‘finger-pointers’ and others who consider themselves ‘better’ or higher up the social ladder in some way_ the Daily Mail_ it’s owners and gossip contributors (one could not accurately describe them as journalists!) are a collective impediment to social progress and humane reasoning in general _ this has been a an incontravertible fact for decades _ That they are still in existence after so long and with such a lamentable record of bullying private individuals and scare-mongering_ is simply a sad reflection on our own standards of citizenship and ethics

  3. Maik Finch

    by continually appealing to the baser interests of ‘finger-pointers’ and others who consider themselves ‘better’ or higher up the social ladder in some way_ the Daily Mail_ it’s owners and gossip contributors (one could not accurately describe them as journalists!) are a collective impediment to social progress and humane reasoning in general _ this has been an incontravertible fact for decades _
    That they are still in existence after so long and with such a lamentable record of bullying private individuals and scare-mongering_ is simply a sad reflection on our own standards of citizenship and ethics

  4. Alec

    To be fair, this was one-of-those-tragic-accidents-sort-of-thing.
    The Mexican beheading was a purpose-made snuff movie.
    ~alec

  5. SadButMadLad

    Of course the DM will put up the video to attract readers. Though they have self-censored the video in question at the crucial point.

    All of the DM’s actions is to increase readers. From whipping up the mob with pedo calls and moral outrages to showing soft porn at the same time as deriding it. Even the “accidental” mistakes which do more to get commentators filling up the comments and thereby increasing more comments and readers.

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