Daily Mail blames strikers for injured student


by Sunny Hundal    
9:10 am - December 1st 2011

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The Daily Mail’s contempt for teachers knows no bounds.

In a news story today, the Daily Mail blames striking teachers for an student being injured.

How in the world is this the fault of striking teachers?

And this isn’t the first time either the Daily Mail has tried this trick.

In July the Mail tried to blame striking teachers for the death of a girl because a tree branch fell on her.

But the Mail faced a backlash from its own commenters then and was forced to change the article’s headline. It seems they haven’t learnt anything.

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It is a risible claim, and just adds fuel to idea that the newspapers really don’t give much of a fuck about what goes into their papers, just so long as people buy em.

2. Chaise Guevara

Depressingly predictable, predictably depressing. The bottom of this barrel ran out of scrapings a long time ago.

Perhaps the Mail should run a story about all of the injuries that didn’t happen in schools today on account of them being closed?

3. Chaise Guevara

@ 1 Cylux

“It is a risible claim, and just adds fuel to idea that the newspapers really don’t give much of a fuck about what goes into their papers, just so long as people buy em.”

It doesn’t JUST do that. It also further justifies the existence of the commendable Facebook group called “The Daily Mail Really Are A Bunch Of Fucking Cunts”.

@3 – It’s too nice, I’ve been calling them the Daily Fail for years.

Most of green arrowed comments seem to be having a go at that paper for suggesting that the unions were to blame.

6. Chaise Guevara

@ 5

“Most of green arrowed comments seem to be having a go at that paper for suggesting that the unions were to blame.”

Don’t get too excited. If a particularly objectionable DM story gets commented on elsewhere, the DM comments get flooded with people who aren’t hard-right morons, creating the false impression that the DM readership is reasonable.

I’m just surprised they didn’t also blame the explosion on Muslims

8. Glenys Hutchinson

Never read anything so stupid in all my life. This was an experiment which had been carried out many times safely anyway. The teacher should have taken the day off to look after the child (I believe the 7-11 year olds were not in school because of the strike). The Head should never have allowed the child in school – they are quick enough to shout ‘Health and Safety’ about anything else!

I am betting a number of children have died and others permanently harmed due to the campaign by the Daily Mail on MMR.

Other health articles from the paper are clearly harmful.

10. James from Durham

Surely the meaning of the story is quite the reverse. Had this teacher been on strike, this tragic accident would not have happenned. Shouldn’t the Mail be condemning those who didn’t go on strike for the accident?

11. THE TRUTH TELL 210222

BORING!!

No one dead. No one abused and tortured.

So, er…LIBERAL site that you are (TEE HEE)
Where is THIS story??

“‘Honour’ crimes against women in UK rise 47% in just a year”

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/dec/03/honour-crimes-uk-rising

Well???
Fuck sight more important than one woman ranting on a bus or a footballer daring to join the EDL!!

Liberal? HA!

12. Chaise Guevara

@ 11

This story has nothing to do with Muslims, rants on buses or the EDL. Seriously, could you just vent your angry obsessions by scrawling on the wall of your padded cell or something?

I clicked on a link on the BBC website: Striker arrested over sex assault:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-16045356

That looked interesting but it turned out to be about some footballer in Croydon.


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  1. Liberal Conspiracy

    Daily Mail blames striking teachers for injured student http://t.co/t5iZSBDx

  2. Heenal Mistry

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  3. Joe Scaramanga

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  4. sunny hundal

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  5. Della Mirandola

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  6. Della Mirandola

    “@libcon: Daily Mail blames striking teachers for injured student http://t.co/L1NxTz0C”<<didn't exactly same story happen after last strike?

  7. Jolyon Rubinstein

    Got the Daily Mail know no bounds. Strike blamed for accident in school… http://t.co/9B8Nb48u

  8. Mark Holling

    Unbelievable: Daily Mail blames striking teachers for injured student. Not the first time either http://t.co/Rb6dVZum

  9. Jolyon Rubinstein

    God the Daily Mail knows no bounds. Strike blamed for accident in school… http://t.co/9B8Nb48u

  10. Mark Worgan

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  11. Liza Harding

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  12. Craig Jones

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  13. Simon

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  14. Kevin Donovan

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  15. Edd Shipton

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  16. Stefan

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  17. Gwilym Hardy

    Daily Mail blames striking teachers for injured student | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/slU2gXjR via @libcon

  18. Oliver Conner

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  19. Nell Epona Bridges

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  20. Jess Wilding

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  21. Paul Wood

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  22. Greg Eden

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  23. Chris Stanworth

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  24. Jane Phillips

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  25. news tantrum

    This is another DM travesty RT @libcon: Daily Mail blames striking teachers for injured student http://t.co/w0aiWAFf

  26. Owl Be Damned

    Daily mail blames strikes for kid injury even though kid injured at parents work, WHO IS A TEACHER http://t.co/bzjFBsC4

  27. Betheny Nunnington

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  28. Warren Niblock

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  29. Kerem Fresh

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  30. Alfie startup

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  31. Chris Barker

    RT @libcon: Daily Mail blames striking teachers for injured student http://t.co/hVulLcmz > pathetic by the #dailymail yet again

  32. Stephen Carter

    Blame Cameron he told em to take kids to work Daily Mail blames striking teachers for injured student http://t.co/GsyVtziI

  33. Pucci D

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  34. Dave Hughes

    Mum! Mummm! They're at it again: http://t.co/mXRyanTG

  35. czol

    I guess it makes a change from asylum seekers. RT @libcon: Daily Mail blames striking teachers for injured student http://t.co/LyUVpN74

  36. Elliot Folan

    Daily Mail blames strikers for injured student: http://t.co/62qW7xki << Despite fact that it was Govt who told parents to take kids to work.

  37. TheCreativeCrip

    Daily Mail blames strikers for injured student: http://t.co/62qW7xki << Despite fact that it was Govt who told parents to take kids to work.

  38. Andrew Old

    Missed this at the time: Daily Mail blames strikers for injured student | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/s740wBCi via @libcon





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