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Thread #98756   Message #1960790
Posted By: Anne Lister
08-Feb-07 - 02:59 AM
Thread Name: Nic Jones In The Daily Mail
Subject: RE: Nic Jones In The Daily Mail
I have a particular dislike for the Daily Mail after they ran some features some years back about my brother, who was supposedly running "guerilla training schools" because he was (sorry - still is) part of a very left-wing political group. There was a lot of totally untrue stuff published and as the Mail was my grandmother's paper of choice it led to quite a bit of family upset as well. These days I see it when I visit my parents, as my Mum likes the puzzles. It's not a paper I would ever buy, but if it encourages people to seek out Nic's music then that would be something to set against my grudges from the past.

I did, as mentioned in another thread, rate a comment in the Mail's sister paper the Mail on Sunday a few years ago when a travel writer spent time on the Greek island of Skyros, where I was working. The travel writer concerned was a very odd character, pretentious in the extreme, and her article was about as accurate as you might expect from someone who didn't participate in any activities apart from sitting in the bar.

Under these circumstances, if the article on Nic had even 50% accuracy it's doing better than my previous experience of journalism in the Mail!