The Daily Mail and the Power of Words


Sarah Art London

Looking at monsters this time which companies are considered monstrous. Many people believe newspapers are there to report facts and tell the truth but in this capitalist world, the most highly read online newspaper ‘The Daily Mail’ titillates, tells tall stories and bends the truth. Why? To sell papers and encourage high readership.

The stoking of fears and playing on prejudices is unbelievably powerful. Complex stories are reduced to heroes and villains. I once worked as a researcher for a film-maker and felt uncomfortable at how you had to endear people towards you so that you could get your story.

I was playing around with letters and shadows and thought that the E looked like a character from a film. Something sinister and menacing.

I was on the train the other day and heard someone make a racist comment about an Eastern European woman. The lady on the train told…

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