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The Conversation: Daily Mail vs The Guardian: why did editor Paul Dacre lose his rag?

Journalism and Mass Communication 21 July 2017

Steven Barnett, Professor of Communications at the University of Westminster, wrote an article for The Conversation, which discussed how Muslim people are being portrayed by the British press, focusing on the Daily Mail and the Guardian in particular.

Describing a cartoon, featured by the Guardian, which depicted the white van, involved in the Finsbury attack, with a “Read the Sun & the Daily Mail” label superimposed on its side, Steven Barnett wrote:  

“It was a brilliantly simple and satirical means of delivering the message that the right-wing press – and particularly the two daily papers with the highest circulations in Britain – must take responsibility for the barrage of anti-Muslim propaganda which both papers have been peddling through their news and editorial columns for years.”

Read the whole article on the Conversation website.


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