(not satire – it’s the Daily Mail!)
The Daily Mail supported Hitler as well as Oswald Mosley and his British Union of Facists.
Here’s Lord Rothermere – the original owner of the Daily Mail and great-grandfather of the present owner – with a good friend of his:
And here are extracts from an exchange of letters between the Mail’s owner and Hitler:
Adolf Hitler letter to Lord Rothermere (7th December, 1933)
I should like to express the appreciation of countless Germans, who regard me as their spokesman, for the wise and beneficial public support which you have given to a policy that we all hope will contribute to the enduring pacification of Europe. Just as we are fanatically determined to defend ourselves against attack, so do we reject the idea of taking the initiative in bringing about a war. I am convinced that no one who fought in the front trenches during the world war, no matter in what European country, desires another conflict.
Lord Rothermere, telegram to Adolf Hitler (1st October, 1938)
My dear Fuhrer everyone in England is profoundly moved by the bloodless solution to the Czechoslovakian problem. People not so much concerned with territorial readjustment as with dread of another war with its accompanying bloodbath. Frederick the Great was a great popular figure. I salute your Excellency’s star, which rises higher and higher.
But the Mail and its owner were not only supporters of Hitler – in the 1930s the newspaper was also itself openly and rabidly anti-Jewish.
Here’s an article showing what the Mail thought about Jews just one year before Britain was at war with Germany:
And of course, we all know the Daily Mail wrote a detailed article praising the UK’s version of Hitler’s Nazi Party – “Hurrah for the Blackshirts”.
But there’s more. The Daily Mail serialised the anti-semitic hoax ‘The Protocols of the Elders of Zion‘ – a good ten years or so after it had been revealed to be a forgery.
And it wasn’t just Hitler. Other fascists dictators had been big fans of the Mail for years (from Price’s own book):
Unfortunately though, this is not all in the newspaper’s past.
Just three years ago, Lord Rothermere’s newspaper supported another far-right European anti-semitic party – the Front National in the 2012 French elections.
And as recently as this month, the Mail wrote an article supporting a rising far-right fascist group in Germany whose leader likes to dress up as Hitler.
Are we really to believe that the present Lord Rothermere – like his relatives – didn’t realise how anti-semitic the party is?
Never mind anyone else apologising.
Isn’t it time the Daily Mail apologised to the British people for its long-standing support of Hitler, Fascism and anti-Semitism?
Please feel free to comment.
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Barry Davies said:
No, it is a pointless exercise the current mail staff were not working at the Fail at the time. Hitler had apparently pulled Germany out of the trough it as in following the Great War, and turned into what was considered by most countries in the world to be an outstanding success, and a positive way to progress, the manner in which the sick, disabled, and needy were treated was ignored, a bit like todays coalition, because hard work and success were lauded as the only usefull parts of citizenship, and the germans practised for the later attack on the Jews, nations were all to happy to ignore this, and if the fail should be expected to apologise so should every nation that possibly had more information of the truth than the fail for doing nothing and letting Hitler embed his ideas.
maybe after you’ve been roggered by iain duncan smith you might have a different point of view? match of the day my arse
Paul Smyth said:
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Michael Igoe said:
The Wail is just using the distant past (40 yrs ago), with which Harman had no direct contact (i.e. with the defunct PIE) to insert its grubby little knife between her ribs, and less directly into the NCCL/Liberty. As the posting says, it should deal with its own Augean stable first. Lately, it just dusted off 80 yr old spiteful and bigoted headlines to spit at non-existent floods of Bulgarian and Romanian immigrants. It did just the same with asylum seekers (bogus, of course, without exception, regardless of obvious injuries). And claimants (as with the Depress) make useful targets in the meantime.
Barry Davies said:
Thanks to IDS I am left with no support other than my hard earned savings, so why should I have a different view of the fascist ideations of this abysmal little man.
Reblogged this on Ned Hamson Second Line View of the News and commented:
No shame a hallmark of uber-conservatives?
For as long as the paper has been in print it will have been attacking people in the 30’s it was Jews escaping persecution not it’s the sick, disabled, and the unemployed.
I disagree with your title. I think it should read “Its time the Daily Mail ceased to exist”. Manage to do that and I’ll buy the beers. X
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The Daily Mail still has a really nasty underhand almost sneering anti-Jewish subtext running through it. Whether you’re a Labour supporter or not, you can see it in the way it treats Ed Miliband and somewhat bizarrely often uses the word ‘flamboyant’ (often as a euphemism for shady) to describe Jewish entrepreneurs much more disproportionately than it does when the subject is non-Jewish.
It also seems to share a lot of the NSDAP stance on gender issues with a clear Kinder, Kuche, Kirche mentality when it comes to women (whom it really wants out of the workplace and back in the home). As well as being deeply gender normative, it is also heterosexist and one gets the impression that some of the Mail journalists and many more of its readers would prefer to see the re-imposition of homophobic laws like Clause 28 and even – if the tone of the commenters on its online threads are taken into account – a return to the pre-1967 Britain where being gay was completely illegal.
Needless to say, with such a misogynistic and homophobic outlook, it’s no great surprise to find that on its league division one list of regular targets, one of the groups happen to include people just like me: transsexual women. Maybe I should cut my losses and make up something scandalous about my otherwise mind-numbingly boring life now just so I can at least get something out of it and make a fast buck;)!
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