I often go to my Office in the DM> building to write my stuff, it’s a nice peaceful place, although it’s great to have visitors drop in as well. I have come across a few people who have a preference for daily newspapers and all well and good, they are entitled to their own views and political slants the same as I am. Trouble is when they come in to attack the Daily Mail and then can’t argue back because, for one they have never picked up a copy to read it, and two they don’t actually read any other papers to compare with it, it’s a bit strange to have preconceived ideas like that. I just had this discussion with an ‘Ex Guardian’reader, whatever that means. Trouble is, it seemed he wanted to punch someone which isn’t pretty, makes you wonder how full of illogical hatred some people feel for people they haven’t even met, as well as strong objectionable opinions on something they haven’t even bothered to read properly.
[7:34] Ludvig : hi – this is the hub of associated newspapers?
[7:34] You: yes Daily Mail group
[7:34] You: its ok you can look round
[7:34] Ludvig : thanks – any chance of punching dacre whilst i’m here?
[7:35] You: sorry ? lol
[7:35] You: punching dacre?
[7:35] Ludvig : paul dacre – editor of the daily mail?
[7:35] You: oh sorry wouldn’t think so lol
[7:36] You: don’t you like the Mail then?
[7:36] Ludvig : not really – it lives up to its rep
[7:36] You: well all the papers are a bit like that
[7:37] Ludvig : the mail is a particularly disapproving paper
[7:37] You: lol oh well everyone is different
[7:37] You: I work for them here so I’m biased lol
[7:40] Ludvig : hope you have nothing to do with that pr puff nonsense – the london ‘paper’ – what has britney done today…etc …semi-literate txts on idiotic topics…not really an adult read
[7:40] You: well I do think the Mail is an all round paper, though some magazine stuff, yes, but also a good political insight
[7:41] You: what do you normally read?
[7:41] Ludvig : news wires on line and the new stateman – ex-guardian reader – nuff said about them…
[7:41] You: oh right
[7:42] You: so you haven’t actually picked up a Mail and read it for a while, mind you on line stuff is good up to the minute
[7:42] You: they are all on line now
As he didn’t actually know what he read I thought I would change the subject and see if he was a usual London sim visitor
[7:42] You: you been to the London sim before?
No joy there though, things must have got a bit too hot for him with our discussion and he poofed away without even a goodbye.
[7:43] You: thats a no then
Come back Ludvig and have a proper discussion if you can!!! oh and leave the punching out of it please. By the way, I noticed that you had a go about ‘semi literate texts’ but can’t use a capital letter where it’s needed!!