The Daily Mail, Max Mosley and Me – Brian Cathcart

9 03 2018

You may not have seen this, but the Daily Mail has published an article complaining of Max Mosley’s ‘hidden donations to aid press-hating professor‘, and the professor in question is me. I am not, of course, a press hater, but I do despise the dishonesty and hypocrisy of the Daily Mail, of which this turns out to be a vivid example.   Read the rest of this entry »

Data Protection and Press Bullying: A response – Max Mosley

16 02 2018

On 15 February 2018, a letter my lawyers sent three days ago, was the subject of extraordinary and sensational reporting.  Most notably, the Daily Mail has given it the full treatment, describing it as a “chilling attack on press freedom” and referring to me not least as a “bitter deviant vengeful bully”. Read the rest of this entry »

Why the Mirror buy up of the Express is yet another sign of a newspaper industry in peril – Christopher Shoop-Worrall

11 02 2018

The Daily Express and the Daily Mirror are almost the same age. Among the UK’s first national, daily, popular newspapers, they both came into being as a direct response to the success of the Daily Mail. The Express was launched as a direct competitor in 1900, while the Mirror was set up as a “woman’s paper” by the Mail’s proprietor Alfred Harmsworth. Read the rest of this entry »

Virgin boycott and the Daily Mail’s strange notion of press freedom – Justin Lewis

13 01 2018

Virgin Trains’ recent decision to decide not to include the Daily Mail amongst the publications it offers its West Coast customers has received predictable howls of outrage. The foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, found time in his busy schedule to condemn it as “pompous, censorious and wrong”. For some, of course, these criticisms might equally be applied to the Daily Mail itself. Either way, this story brings to light a host of contradictions. Read the rest of this entry »

“Murderers”: of myths, Macpherson and the Daily Mail – Brian Cathcart

4 11 2017

As we approach the 25th anniversary of Stephen Lawrence’s murder, it’s time to critically assess whether the Daily Mail really played the pivotal and progressive role it likes to claim in the case, and its impact on Britain’s race relations. Read the rest of this entry »

Daily Mail vs The Guardian: why did editor Paul Dacre lose his rag? – Steven Barnett

24 06 2017
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“Words have consequences. They lead to actions.” So wrote Peter Oborne, the maverick right-leaning Daily Mail columnist about the shocking events in north London recently when a white van deliberately ran into a crowd of Muslims outside a mosque, killing one and injuring several others. Read the rest of this entry »

Case Law: Stunt v Associated Newspapers, Mail heads off attempt by businessman to prevent use of personal data in important decision on the Data Protection Act – Keith Mathieson

6 04 2017

In an important judgment in the case of Stunt v Associated Newspapers ([2017] EWHC 695 (QB)) that will be reassuring to news media organisations, the High Court has determined that section 32(4) of the Data Protection Act 1998 is not incompatible with EU law.  Read the rest of this entry »