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Re: Daily mail attack on cyclists

Postby GiantMike » Mon Sep 10, 2012 08:56 am

I'm utterly furious. My sister occasionally rides a bike and I can't believe she could be so thoroughly inconsiderate in using the same form of transport as somebody else who has been blamed for apparent irresponsibility. Even though no evidence is offered regarding the alleged offences and disregarding the fact that, as a journalist, Petronella is likely to have seriously embellished the whole unpleasantness or even just imagined it, I will never be able to see my sister in the same way again.

Oh, hang on. As a journalist, surely I can apply the same logic to her? I'm sure somebody in the Nazi party had been a journalist, at some point. Doesn't that make her a Nazi sympathiser (by the usual journalistic logic she has employed)?
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Re: Daily mail attack on cyclists

Postby bompington » Mon Sep 10, 2012 09:00 am

Thank goodness for that. This thread is now Godwinned, we can all forget about the Mail until the next cyclist-baiting incident.

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Re: Daily mail attack on cyclists

Postby Rolf F » Mon Sep 10, 2012 09:14 am

bompington wrote:Thank goodness for that. This thread is now Godwinned, we can all forget about the Mail until the next cyclist-baiting incident.


Disappointing though that it didn't happen til the second page......
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Re: Daily mail attack on cyclists

Postby GiantMike » Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:26 am

Rolf F wrote:
bompington wrote:Thank goodness for that. This thread is now Godwinned, we can all forget about the Mail until the next cyclist-baiting incident.


Disappointing though that it didn't happen til the second page......


I thought Godwinning referred to Hitler, not the Nazi Party.

Oh well, I've Hitlerred it now anyway!
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Re: Daily mail attack on cyclists

Postby airbag » Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:28 am

Hitler or Nazis as I understood it.

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Re: Daily mail attack on cyclists

Postby bottom_bracket » Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:48 am

dodgy wrote:I put a firewall rule in on my home router which blocks anything to their URL.


That is brilliant! Well done that man, I'm going to do the same.

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Re: Daily mail attack on cyclists

Postby rodgers73 » Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:14 pm

I enjoyed the comments under the article about the poor quality plastic surgery!

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Re: Daily mail attack on cyclists

Postby Kerguelen » Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:14 pm

bottom_bracket wrote:
dodgy wrote:I put a firewall rule in on my home router which blocks anything to their URL.


That is brilliant! Well done that man, I'm going to do the same.


Or you could just edit your hosts file.

Code: Select all

127.0.0.1       dailymail.co.uk
127.0.0.1       mailonline.co.uk


Then run

Code: Select all

ipconfig /flushdns
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Re: Daily mail attack on cyclists

Postby jonomc4 » Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:26 pm

rodgers73 wrote:I enjoyed the comments under the article about the poor quality plastic surgery!



hey that was me :) - I rather liked it to

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Re: Daily mail attack on cyclists

Postby PeteMadoc » Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:41 pm

LYCRA LOUTS!!!

love it :D

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Re: Daily mail attack on cyclists

Postby Peddle Up! » Mon Sep 10, 2012 13:00 pm

Sadly, it's a very popular paper which I find deeply troubling. A lot of people get their ideas from "Mail newsbites" - no thinking required. Plus the paper has a history of being sympathetic to Nazis.

Worst of all - the newsprint always comes off on my bum. :cry:
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Re: Daily mail attack on cyclists

Postby dodgy » Mon Sep 10, 2012 13:20 pm

Kerguelen wrote:
bottom_bracket wrote:
dodgy wrote:I put a firewall rule in on my home router which blocks anything to their URL.


That is brilliant! Well done that man, I'm going to do the same.


Or you could just edit your hosts file.

Code: Select all

127.0.0.1       dailymail.co.uk
127.0.0.1       mailonline.co.uk


Then run

Code: Select all

ipconfig /flushdns


You could do, but a router change is house-wide, everybody gets 'protected'.

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Re: Daily mail attack on cyclists

Postby thelawnet » Mon Sep 10, 2012 13:23 pm

I have submitted a complaint to the Press Complaints Commission on the grounds of breach of Code of Practice 'Accuracy' in that the article clearly contains falsifications, given the content of her 2010 article.

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Re: Daily mail attack on cyclists

Postby CiB » Mon Sep 10, 2012 13:55 pm

thelawnet wrote:I have submitted a complaint to the Press Complaints Commission on the grounds of breach of Code of Practice 'Accuracy' in that the article clearly contains falsifications, given the content of her 2010 article.

Blimey - two great newspapers close in the space of a year or so, first the NoTW and soon the Daily Fail. Stirring stuff.

I expect the PCC will have already binned the complaint on the grounds that the chairman owns the Fail, or some such.

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Re: Daily mail attack on cyclists

Postby Dmak » Mon Sep 10, 2012 14:38 pm

She's a f..... tw....

Old article

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Re: Daily mail attack on cyclists

Postby Pinno » Mon Sep 10, 2012 19:49 pm

The article probabaly never mentioned the fact that on each occasion, Petronellas Mum was tryiong desperately to escape the banal torturing grasp of her oppressive daughter. If the 'Mum' in question would like a rescue party, then she may think of cyclists in a completely different light.

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Re: Daily mail attack on cyclists

Postby Dmak » Mon Sep 10, 2012 19:53 pm

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Re: Daily mail attack on cyclists

Postby Initialised » Mon Sep 10, 2012 20:44 pm

OK it's now an anagram game, guess what came to mind when I read the authors surname?

PETRONELLA WYATT








Yo Repellant T*at

I may have missed a few letters and added some but hey see what you can do with it
I used to just ride my bike to work but now I find myself going out looking for bigger and bigger hills.

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Re: Daily mail attack on cyclists

Postby thelawnet » Mon Sep 10, 2012 22:57 pm

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Re: Daily mail attack on cyclists

Postby Gizmo_ » Tue Sep 11, 2012 00:31 am

T.M.H.N.E.T wrote:The exact same incident happened to her mother in 2010 so either she is really unfortunate or DM regurgitated bile at a well timed point.

Well with ToB recently starting

Incidentally, she used to be a paramour of well-known cycling fan and politician impersonator, Boris Johnson.
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