London mosque attack: Why did the Daily Mail editor lose his rag over a Guardian cartoon?

Journalism is the first casualty, while two British newspapers with competing visions of the world go to war. “Words have consequences, they have given rise to actions.” So wrote Peter Oborne, Majesty’s Daily Mail colleague on the subject of shocking events in North London recently, when a white van deliberately assembled a crowd of Muslims in front of a mosque, killing one and several wounded.

Oborne did not write it for his weekly column (which was in the Middle East Eye online magazine) and did not mention the mail by name. However, a powerful one concluded by saying that “the time has come for some of my colleagues (and, in some cases, friends) from the conservative press to question questions about their own use of the language of Muslims and Islam.”

A day later, the Guardian presents a caricature of Martin Rowson who mocked a photo of the van and superimposed on its side: “Read the Sun and the Daily Mail,” the use of easily recognizable logos of the two newspapers.

It was a simple and brilliant and satirical way to deliver exactly the same message as Oborne: the right-wing press – especially the two largest newspapers in the UK – must be compatible with the bombardment of periodic propaganda against Muslims who were being sold In his news and column editorials for years.

It was too much for the editor of the Courier, Paul Dacre, and the newspaper responded with a powerful shot against the Guardian. Taking an entire page of the Daily Mail Thursday, in an editorial dominated by a headline who shouted “Fake News, Left Fascist and REAIRES Hate Providers,” the editorial led two guns in the newspaper – and its liberal left readers – Dacre who has been made no secret of despising.

The great visceral ferocity of this editorial has even taken observers by surprise. But it can be understood in the context of two opposing views of Britain after the Brexit. The Guardian – which dealt with varying degrees of success in exporting its new brand in Australia and the United States – is the liberal conscience of Britain, including causes such as the largest redistribution of wealth and instead of Britain in Europe, campaigning Against violations of human rights and climate change.

The mail is the complete antithesis, fiercely anti-Europe, with a long history of supporting the causes of the right, including – famous – black shirts supporting Hitler in the 1930s claims to speak for “Middle England”, an Amorphous structure that is best described as a number of traditional readers, older and mostly white.
It was this audience that the Wildcat attack Dacre claimed to defend, arguing that the Guardian comics were sick, disgusting and “worried and so offensive to 4 million decent, human and responsible people who read us that we owe each one [From them] from the rest of this malicious smear. ”

In addition to its ferocity, the Dacre publishing house was notable for two things. First, he tried to argue that the Mail newspaper was completely separate from online mail that “has its own publisher, its own audience, it’s different content and the vision of a very different world.”