The Mail simply threw Samantha Brick to the wolves | Hadley Freeman | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk
Martin Clarke, Mail Online’s editor, recently explained his editorial ideology to Lauren Collins, staff writer for the New Yorker. When Collins asked why Clarke decided to run the agenda-setting story of a young actor suffering from acne, Clarke replied: “Well, we all just looked at the picture and went ‘Yuck’. Look, she’s an actress in 90210, and she’s spotty.”
It obviously hates its female readers, too, despite women making up 53% of its readership. The general motto of the Daily Mail seems to be that a woman’s role in life is to be pretty, thin, get married, quit work, have children and, ideally, disappear or die before getting embarrassingly old and fat (it is no wonder the paper loved Diana so much.