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    Send us some horror stories too!

    by Sunny on 18th February, 2008 at 5:18 pm    

    Check out this email doing the rounds:

    From: rsreply@dwpub.com [mailto:rsreply@dwpub.com]
    Sent: 13 February 2008 15:57
    Subject: Response Source - Diana Appleyard , Daily Mail
    PUBLICATION: Daily Mail (Request for personal case study)
    JOURNALIST: Diana Appleyard (staff)
    DEADLINE: 14-February-2008 16:00
    QUERY: I am urgently looking for anonymous horror stories of people who have employed Eastern European staff, only for them to steal from them, disappear, or have lied about their resident status. We can pay you £100 for taking part, and I promise it will be anonymous, just a quick phone call. Could you email me asap? Many thanks, Diana
    Email: mailto:dianaappleyard@aol.com
    Phone: not provided for use
    Fax: 01296 738083 (preferred)

    You have to love the Daily Mail right? Please please snitch on some Eastern European person for a bit of cash and we’ll turn it into a horror story about how they are destroying British society. This has nothing to do with the long-running line of bullshit we print about them and Muslims ever day. PS: We absolutely reject the idea that running daily scare-mongering stories like this, which our editor forces us to do, leads to increased racism. PPS: No, we don’t do this for every immigrant group that comes here either. Just the ones we hate. Which is all of them.

    Via 5cc, Obsolete and Alex Hilton.

    Why not email Diana, concoct a story, and send her on a wild goose chase? Is that immoral? Sure, but not worse than this. The other thing is, I wonder if the National Union of Journalists can be persuaded to strike her off the register for such unethical journalism.

    Rumbold adds: The funniest and most outlandish tall tale will be sent off to Diane Appleyard. Entries like ‘immigrant stole my money so he could change it into Euros and then put it back in the till’ are the sort of thing we are looking for. Oh wait, the deadline has passed. The winning entry will be sent the next time this sort of e-mail comes round then.

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    1. Guy Aitchison — on 18th February, 2008 at 5:53 pm  

      This has to be a new low. Who was this email sent to?

    2. Sunny — on 18th February, 2008 at 6:13 pm  

      This from Mark Hanson from the link:

      “ResponseSource is an email service that PR companies subscribe to, so journalist sends an email saying ‘I need xxxx’ and then PRs submit whatever info and then hopefully squeeze in a client mention.”

    3. Don — on 18th February, 2008 at 7:08 pm  

      Almost too good to be true. In the finest traditions of Daily Mail journalism.

    4. Rumbold — on 18th February, 2008 at 7:15 pm  

      ‘Bulgarian ate my copy of the Daily Mail’.

    5. Rumbold — on 18th February, 2008 at 7:52 pm  

      Does she look Eastern European?


    6. douglas clark — on 18th February, 2008 at 9:43 pm  

      Minor point, but the link for 5cc takes me to Labourhome. The correct link is:


      Who is someone we should all read. Brilliant stuff.

    7. Sunny — on 18th February, 2008 at 10:31 pm  

      whoops, all sorted doug, thanks for letting me know.

    8. Golam Murtaza — on 19th February, 2008 at 7:31 am  

      ‘Illegal immigrant Eastern European builder ate my dog, stole my granddad’s war medals, boasted about committing benefit fraud, then tried to forcibly convert me to Islam.’

    9. Kulvinder — on 19th February, 2008 at 7:51 am  

      They ate my swans!

    10. Desi Italiana — on 22nd February, 2008 at 1:52 pm  

      Rohin stole my kidney!

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