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The Daily Mail – some history


What the proprietorship of these papers is aiming at is power, and power without responsibility — the prerogative of the harlot through the ages.

Those were the words of Stanley Baldwin, quoting his cousin Rudyard Kipling in the years leading up to the Second World War.

Nothing much has changed in certain parts of the press and Humanists and other visitors to this website will have read about the furore caused by the scurrilous article in the Daily Mail on 20th March by James Chapman making wild and inaccurate accusations against the BHA. Whilst the article has now been removed from the Daily Mail website there has been no attempt to correct the contents or to apologise for the article. The biggest selling daily paper in Britain has got away with it once again. Hundreds of thousands of readers now probably equate Humanism with Al Qaeda. The damage is done. I can’t hope to reach that sort of readership and undo the damage but it might be helpful for visitors to our site to learn a few things about the Daily Mail of which they might have been unaware.

How the Daily Mail got it wrong

Any of our members and supporters who read the Daily Mail may have been alarmed by the article they published on Friday 20 March headed “How cash meant for promoting faith is going to an organisation that campaigns AGAINST Christianity”. It referred to a grant given to the BHA by The Equality and Human Rights Commission. James Chapman, the Daily Mail journalist, could not have got his facts more wrong. The BHA is seeking a correction from the Mail, and has published its own corrections on its website.

If you are a Daily Mail reader and a Humanist (the Mail possibly thinks the two are incompatible, but we know otherwise), perhaps you’ll write to the editor or comment on their website?