One Spectator columnist argues that Stop Funding Hate's attacks on the Mail are an attack on free speech.
The Daily Mail is being lectured on ethics by, of all people, Gawker. But is what they're doing really that unusual?
The Mail Online continues to tower over its rivals in traffic figures.
This blog hits its eleventh birthday - but what a day to do it!
The Daily Mail is turning its haters into its marketing machine
The Trafigura story from last week has grown and grown, if only because of the follow-up, which I was too busy to blog about, in which Jan Moir's piece in the Daily Mail was savaged across Twitter to remarkable effect. (Possibly including huge page views for the newspaper's site, which may not have been the intention, but will be mitigated by the Mail being forced to pull ads from the pages, and the record number of complaints...)
And some good analysis is being done:
- John Walker looks at the slightly uncomfortable relationship the liberals who are often early adopters have with these mob moments.
- Gary Andrews touches on the implicit political bias(es) within the Twitter world.
- Dave Cross looks at how the sequence of events fits together and how the people at the focus of it reacted.
However, all three of these accounts are noticeable for the complete lack of a mention of the third big trending Twitter term of the week: #balloonboy. And that's an interesting one, because it's one where the Twiterati were largely as gullible as the mainstream media. While some raised dissenting voices, questioning how feasible it was for a balloon that size to lift a boy, most bought into to the hype spilling from mainstream media coverage, making everyone look rather stupid when it was revealed as a hoax.