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Charlie Beckett

June 25th, 2007

Mail Man Finds Online Voice

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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Charlie Beckett

June 25th, 2007

Mail Man Finds Online Voice

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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

The Daily Mail was late to the online news party, but Ben Brogan’s political blog is giving Dacre’s reactionary organ a modern feel. His witty coverage of the latest Euro Summit managed to bring life to the traditionally small-minded Eurosceptic views of the Mail. This week I particularly enjoyed his take on the unveiling of Brown and Harman:

“She looked sheepish, almost awe-struck. He looked flabbergasted to have ended up with her. It reminded me of Blind Date when the screen is pulled back and the two winners grapple with the shock of what they see.”

I also liked his cynical take on why the police have allowed the dreadful mess on Westminster Square, otherwise known as Brian Haw’s “Peace protest.” Brogan writes cleverly with perfect blog precision and directness. The Mail has always been a great newspaper, whatever you think of its ideology, now it seems to be taking happily to the internet as well.

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