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The Best Of The Internet Vs. The Daily Mail

Ralph Miliband edition.

1. So the Daily Mail is in a bit of bother for its decision to attack the dead father of Labour leader Ed Miliband as “The Man Who Hated Britain.”


Adam Bienkov

@AdamBienkov

How the Daily Mail presented Ed Miliband’s piece about his late father today:

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As Ed Miliband pointed out in a response printed in the Mail, his father was a Jewish refugee who fled to the U.K. to escape the Nazis, and fought for Britain in the Royal Navy in World War II. The Mail refused to apologise, instead reprinting the original article and running an editorial alongside it claiming that left-wing academic Ralph Miliband had “an evil legacy”.

3. This gave the internet an excellent excuse for its favourite sport: kicking the Daily Mail.

4. People pointed out that the great-grandfather of the Daily Mail’s current owner was possibly not quite as opposed to fascism as Ed Miliband’s father was:


Robert Rotifer

@robertrotifer

I hear the Daily Mail is “standing by every word of its original story.” http://t.co/DtmWlnVViK via @TwitPic

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6. Still, at least the Mail is consistent:

As many are pointing out, the Daily Mail has never been fond of the likes of Ralph Miliband

— Glinner (@Graham Linehan)

Graham Linehan

@Glinner

As many are pointing out, the Daily Mail has never been fond of the likes of Ralph Miliband

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7. The editor-in-chief of the Mirror posted a mocked-up response to the Mail, illustrated with a picture of the Mail’s then-owner making friends with Hitler:

Here's a spread for tomorrow's paper...#MilibandVMail

— LWEmbley66 (@Lloyd Embley)

Lloyd Embley

@LWEmbley66

Here’s a spread for tomorrow’s paper…#MilibandVMail

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8. That picture got used… quite a lot:

This, from @PSbook is brilliant (full story here) - http://t.co/dyAvEISCnO

— Markfergusonuk (@Mark Ferguson)

Mark Ferguson

@Markfergusonuk

This, from @PSbook is brilliant (full story here) - http://t.co/dyAvEISCnO

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The editor of The Daily Mail discusses Ed Miliband's Dad with his friend...

— Unnamedinsider (@Unnamed Insider)

Unnamed Insider

@Unnamedinsider

The editor of The Daily Mail discusses Ed Miliband’s Dad with his friend…

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10. People suddenly liked Alastair Campbell again, after he tore into the Mail on Newsnight:

11. A Tory councillor became a bit of an internet hero for this response to the paper:

I was emailed today to ask if I would like to advertise my business with the Daily Mail. This was my reply:

— nigelfletcher (@Nigel Fletcher)

Nigel Fletcher

@nigelfletcher

I was emailed today to ask if I would like to advertise my business with the Daily Mail. This was my reply:

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12. Mail Online commenters didn’t seem entirely on board with the paper’s editorial line either:

The Daily Mail's 'Top poster of the day' is labelling them a disgrace. Brilliant #dailymail (thanks @CarlDJones)

— BestoftheMail (@Daily Mail Comments)

Daily Mail Comments

@BestoftheMail

The Daily Mail’s ‘Top poster of the day’ is labelling them a disgrace. Brilliant #dailymail (thanks @CarlDJones)

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13. The issue was explained in a way the youth of today can understand:

Ed Miliband's father used to troll and lol @ the Nazis. The Daily Mail used to sext and BBM the Nazis.

— Danny_McMoomins (@McMmns)

McMmns

@Danny_McMoomins

Ed Miliband’s father used to troll and lol @ the Nazis. The Daily Mail used to sext and BBM the Nazis.

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14. There was a helpful reminder of the decision-making process behind reading the Daily Mail:

"Should I read the Daily Mail?" Here's a handy flow chart to help you decide.

— WelshDalaiLama (@Dai Lama)

Dai Lama

@WelshDalaiLama

“Should I read the Daily Mail?” Here’s a handy flow chart to help you decide.

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15. There were jokes about the Sidebar of Shame:

Daily Mail have amended caption on Ralph Miliband grave pic to 'no longer flaunting his curves'. :(

— james_blue_cat (@James Henry)

James Henry

@james_blue_cat

Daily Mail have amended caption on Ralph Miliband grave pic to ‘no longer flaunting his curves’. :(

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16. The traditional vandalising of the Wikipedia page:

Paul Dacre's wikipedia page was hacked to show this *snorts* (via @Drisk)

— FelicityMorse (@Felicity Morse)

Felicity Morse

@FelicityMorse

Paul Dacre’s wikipedia page was hacked to show this *snorts* (via @Drisk)

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17. Tumblr users responded to the deputy editor’s car crash interview on Newsnight with Mean Girls quotes:

19. People confessed all the other ways their dads hated Britain:

My dad complained about British Rail sandwiches #mydadhatedbritain

— willhowells (@Will Howells)

Will Howells

@willhowells

My dad complained about British Rail sandwiches #mydadhatedbritain

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My dad once had curry sauce on his chips #mydadhatedbritain

— garwboy (@Dean Burnett)

Dean Burnett

@garwboy

My dad once had curry sauce on his chips #mydadhatedbritain

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My dad didn't laugh when Del Boy fell through the bar. #mydadhatedBritain

— BiscuitAhoy (@Lisa)

Lisa

@BiscuitAhoy

My dad didn’t laugh when Del Boy fell through the bar. #mydadhatedBritain

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my dad once wore a cowboy hat to my school parent's evening #mydadhatedbritain

— robinturner (@robin turner)

robin turner

@robinturner

my dad once wore a cowboy hat to my school parent’s evening #mydadhatedbritain

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My dad shouted 'Bugger it!' when he couldn't find a parking space in Hemel Hempstead in 1979. #mydadhatedbritain

— OldRoberts953 (@Gareth Roberts)

Gareth Roberts

@OldRoberts953

My dad shouted ‘Bugger it!’ when he couldn’t find a parking space in Hemel Hempstead in 1979. #mydadhatedbritain

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24. There were many, many jokes:

Daily Mail slams Jesus' father: "He caused floods, plagues, slaughtered the first born, gave his son to be killed and he hated Britain".

— davidschneider (@David Schneider)

David Schneider

@davidschneider

Daily Mail slams Jesus’ father: “He caused floods, plagues, slaughtered the first born, gave his son to be killed and he hated Britain”.

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Paul Dacre erects a poster in the Daily Mail office to help staff deal with criticism over their Ed Miliband story http://t.co/LzJKqyzmEm

— Jim_Sheridan (@Jim Sheridan)

Jim Sheridan

@Jim_Sheridan

Paul Dacre erects a poster in the Daily Mail office to help staff deal with criticism over their Ed Miliband story http://t.co/LzJKqyzmEm

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27. Slightly niche Paolo di Canio joke:

I don't recall anyone moaning about Ralph Miliband's Marxism when he was at Swindon.

— Gruffexterior (@Bob)

Bob

@Gruffexterior

I don’t recall anyone moaning about Ralph Miliband’s Marxism when he was at Swindon.

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28. This got retweeted a lot:

I give up. The Daily Mail's crossword is too difficult for me.

— JamieDMJ (@Jamie)

Jamie

@JamieDMJ

I give up. The Daily Mail’s crossword is too difficult for me.

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29. The Daily Mash and Peter Serafinowicz summed people’s feelings up well:

The @dailymail - The Paper That Hates Britain

— serafinowicz (@Peter Serafinowicz)

Peter Serafinowicz

@serafinowicz

The @dailymail - The Paper That Hates Britain

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31. And in the end, something good came out of the whole affair:

This national hating on the Daily Mail is making me uncharacteristically patriotic.

— alicebell (@Alice Bell)

Alice Bell

@alicebell

This national hating on the Daily Mail is making me uncharacteristically patriotic.

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32. Hurrah for Britain!

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