The Daily Mail and Mail Online aren't the same thing - and people are very, very confused
The Daily Mail and Mail Online aren't the same thing.
But hey, don't just take that from us. Take it from the Daily Mail themselves.
This week, the folks at the DM have been angered by a cartoon featured in The Guardian in response to the terrorist attack on worshippers at a London Mosque.
As can be seen below, the cartoon appears to show the van used in the attack, with the message 'Read The Sun and Daily Mail' on its side.
Martin Rowson Cartoon on the Finsbury Park attack (Guardian) pic.twitter.com/hFeAgjJKZl
— Joe Public (@jpublik) June 19, 2017
The cartoon has prompted an editorial attacking The Guardian which featured in Thursday editions of the Daily Mail. 'Fake news, the fascist left and the REAL purveyors of hatred,' reads its headline.
— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) June 22, 2017
One particular part of the article criticises how a Guardian writer attacked the Daily Mail for publishing the comments of 'controversial' Katie Hopkins. This, they explained, is a 'lie'.
Why is it a lie? Well, as the paragraph goes on to explain, the Daily Mail and the Mail Online are two very different things.
'The Guardian and its writer know that Ms Hopkins has nothing to do with the Daily Mail, but works for Mail Online - a totally separate entity that has its own publisher, its own readership different content and a very different world view.'
Such information came as a surprise to many of those that have since read it, as the tweets below make clear...
Somewhat surprised to discover that the Daily Mail has absolutely nothing to do with Mail Online pic.twitter.com/DMPMp9c4Db
— Rory Cellan-Jones (@ruskin147) June 22, 2017
THE MAIL ONLINE IS TOTALLY DIFFERENT TO THE DAILY MAIL, AS ANY FULE KNO.
Just remind me of the URL again, Paul? pic.twitter.com/8wZtIs7w3N
— Kit Lovelace (@kitlovelace) June 22, 2017
Of course The Daily Mail & Mail Online are different.
Just look at content of each today - totally different - just written by same person pic.twitter.com/0PbQCerFns
— John Shafthauer (@hourlyterrier) June 22, 2017
THE DAILY MAIL AND MAIL ONLINE ARE TWO TOTALLY SEPARATE THINGS, HOW DIFFICULT IS THIS TO GRASP?! pic.twitter.com/zvdedT09D7
— Rick Burin (@rickburin) June 22, 2017
Daily Mail (left)
Mail Online (right) pic.twitter.com/QGIFSwtcl0
— Simon Pegg (@Simon_Pegg) June 22, 2017