cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Journalistic jingoism

Community Veteran
Posts: 16,834
Thanks: 1,124
Fixes: 13
Registered: 06-11-2007

Journalistic jingoism

We all know the D.M. has a reputation fo Journalistic Jingoism....

but do they, ( journalists) seriously consider themselves to be doing a worthwhile job? 

I am amazed that the editors consider the journalistic efforts worth printing... some of the stuff is so "made up" and unbelievably extreme, it could be attributed to sub teenage writers trying to vie for the favouritism of the teacher.

 

A couple of weeks ago... the DM reported that the forthcoming weekend, Britain would be deluged with snow and Plumetting temperatures, causing travel chaos, due to some bit of rough weather they called a storm...   as it happened,... a few flakes of snow fell on the mountain tops in North Scotland,... and the temp dipped below freezing in a couple of places.  Heck, we had frost last wednesday morning, but it hardly equated to "travel chaos"..

 

so the latest offering from this journalistic jingo factory is ......

First SNOW of winter will fall in southern Britain this weekend – as homeowners are warned plunging temperatures will see thousands of venomous false widow spiders seeking shelter in our warm houses

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5076711/False-widow-spiders-crawling-UK-homes-escape-cold.ht...

 

More bad news......

 

Britain will be hit by a -15C chill this month  ShockedShocked

 

 

However.... some  GOOD NEWS.....

 

as a three-week winter  SmileySmiley

 

 ( crikey me..... hardly worth mentioning .... although spring will come before Christmas this year ... ! ! !  )  Cheesy

 

snap brings snow to the southern England for the first time of the year.

 

Journalists.... who would ever believe anything they write ? ? ? ?  Roll eyes

 

 

 

4 REPLIES
jab1
Seasoned Pro
Posts: 1,477
Thanks: 258
Fixes: 5
Registered: 24-02-2012

Re: Journalistic jingoism

@shutter Exactly why I don't read newspapers (paper one, or their on-line offerings) any more. Sad to see the DM sinking to such low levels, but that is what happens when you replace an editor with integrity (Sir David English) with such as Paul Dacre.

John
Community Veteran
Posts: 7,912
Thanks: 593
Fixes: 8
Registered: 02-08-2007

Re: Journalistic jingoism

So where do the press get details of weather forecasts ?

Likely the same place as the rest of us.....the internet....but how do you make the weather forecast exciting or attention grabbing ?

Simply use headlines like those shown in Shutters post.

 

Anyone born during the last war will remember a few years when the weather was so bad the snow in some places was several feet deep or times when the day time temperature ever got higher than a few degrees for several weeks.

Doubt we will see such weather again with temperature on the rise.

Steve
Pro
Posts: 6,681
Thanks: 247
Registered: 13-07-2009

Re: Journalistic jingoism


gleneagles wrote:

 

Doubt we will see such weather again with temperature on the rise.


Yeah now we just have towns and villages being wiped out with floods. Reporting the weather shouldn't require excitement or fearmongering because I hate the panic buyers that rush out to the shops and stock up on everything they didn't need with hindsight. Note to self, get there earlier.Smiley

Jonpe
Seasoned Pro
Posts: 1,268
Thanks: 337
Fixes: 2
Registered: 05-09-2016

Re: Journalistic jingoism


shutter wrote:

so the latest offering from this journalistic jingo factory is ......

venomous false widow spiders seeking shelter in our warm houses

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5076711/False-widow-spiders-crawling-UK-homes-escape-cold.ht...

 

Are false widow spiders the ones that claim they didn't really kill and eat their 'husbands'?