The shit-stirring, female-bashing, scum of the earth tabloid, known to most of those in the UK as the Daily Fail, has come under fire yet again today by none other than George Clooney. The movie star wrote an article for USA Today about how the The Daily Mail took its ‘idiotic stories’ one step too far when it concocted a story about his fiancée, human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin.
Clooney points out that it’s hardly unusual for the tabloid to print ‘made up stories’, but writes that this time the lies about Alamuddin’s family disapproving of her relationship and their religious beliefs are ‘fabricated’, ‘irresponsible’ but could also prove to be ‘dangerous’.
We love Clooney’s no-nonsense response and the fact he understands that his personal life is bound to be under media scrutiny 24/7, but we agree that there’s a line and The Daily Mail has crossed it (yet again). His closing paragraph is particularly scathing (and, let’s face it, pretty accurate):
‘The Daily Mail, more than any other organization that calls itself news, has proved time and time again that facts make no difference in the articles they make up. And when they put my family and my friends in harm’s way, they cross far beyond just a laughable tabloid and into the arena of inciting violence.
‘They must be so very proud.’
According to sources, the story in question has now been slightly altered, but still looks as sensational as ever.
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