Many of us are being exposed to the Daily Mail unawares a report published today confirms. By not explicitly labelling content from the Daily Mail as reactionary bobbins people are exposed to a harmful cocktail of misogyny, xenophobia and many other shabby things ending in -ist, -ia and -ic.
The report Why Katie Hopkins Isn’t Actually Important written by a team of academics from the University of Dunstable warns that the effect of the Daily Mail being allowed to disguise itself as a newspaper and not the poisonous shite that it is felt across all ages and levels of society.
Anyone worried that they or a friend or relative may have suffered critical exposure should check for symptoms which include making bizarre connections between migrants and house prices and the Queen’s swans plus a desire to vote Tory. Sadly anyone sharing Richard Littlejohn’s or Liz Jones’ columns on social media and not being ironic about them is a hopeless case and is best left alone to shout at the traffic.