Daily Mail: Most Unreliable Paper for 3rd Year in a Row

As analysed by Tabloid Corrections website, Lord Rothermere’s Daily Mail has again received the most sanctions from the press regulator, IPSO.

Interestingly, the supposed “paper of record”, Murdoch’s Times, comes at 2nd place on the list, with The Sun close behind.

The sanctions imposed by IPSO clearly don’t add up to sufficient disincentive for pumping out perpetual disinformation.

The failure to nail down an improvement in quality, via standards such as those outlined in “Leveson 2”, doesn’t bode well for a reversal in the ongoing lack of faith exhibited by the general public towards corporate media The UK press is the least trusted of 33 nations in Europe.

People increasingly get their news and analysis elsewhere, though many of these sources aren’t exactly tip-top for reliability either. It hardly bodes well for news consumption that The Mail’s online counterpart is the most widely read English language news-source on the planet.

Rather than reflect and improve on their practice, establishment journalists seem more likely to attack the independent sector, as our next story demonstrates.

Stephen Durrant

The Media Fund