In the least surprising Jubilee-related thing ever, the Daily Mail wrote a lead article about how bad the BBC coverage of the floaty boaty fandango was :
So what was their factual basis for all this BBC hate? Was it the usual thing about The Daily Mail and General Trust having a 20% interest in ITN? How about the BBC being their main online news rival? Where did all the outrage come from?
Well… looks like Stephen Fry’s Twitter feed is one of their main sources, ironically. The same Stephen Fry Twitter account that featured this comment on Jan Moir’s super shitty Stephen Gateley article: “I gather a repulsive nobody writing in a paper no one of any decency would be seen dead with has written something loathsome and inhumane.” The same Stephen Fry who said “The Daily Mail is not just actually wicked (intentionally, knowingly lying) but actually now quite, quite mad. In the name (it must suppose) of morality, spirituality, goodness, kindness, sweetness and honesty it intentionally, knowingly twists, distorts, misrepresents, smears and calumniates.” Yes, him.
Other negative comments came from ‘real’ people on Twitter. You know Twitter? That thing that the Mail slags off almost as much as Facebook but has no problem with ‘appropriating’ material from it to fill up its inane and celebrity-driven drivel website.
Hmmm… well I know for a fact how much ‘Viewer Michael Dennis’ loves the BBC as he’s one of my friends (an well worth following on Twitter of course) and coupled with how much venom Stephen Fry has for the Mail I wonder how seriously we can take their ‘Inane’ and ‘celebrity-driven drivel’ slapdown? Was anyone on Twitter not taking the mickey out of it? It was, after all, quite entertaining for not necessarily the right reasons. How about we look at their award winning website?
Well that’s definitely not inane celebrity-driven drivel at all.