For anybody who is taking these negative, unpleasant, nasty opinions about about the Daily Mail at face value, without actually reading reading the paper first-hand, please have a look through a copy in a newsagent.
You'll find that these views are all entirely justified.
It's a thoroughly unpleasant, hate-filled publication that is read widely by the harrumphing, but not necessarily well-informed, older generation.
My parents, who were young at the time, used to have it delivered when I was growing up, and I used to read it, thinking that it was news.... I hope it hasn't affected me too much.
Despite the Mail's disgust about everything -often with full sets of photographs to illustrate the depravity for readers-, their hugely-viewed website is basically a bit of prurient or hate-fuelled "news" with links to celebrities in bikinis. A winning formula, apparently.
The worst thing is hearing people spout the things they've read in the Mail (or the version for people who struggle with big words, the Express) as fact -People in general like to be told what to think and don't question things if they appear to confirm their prejudices.
With reference to any news source, don't take what you read or hear as correct without thinking about it. There is often a biased spin on things, especially statistics -often fairly obvious too.
ps. I read the in-laws' Telegraph occasionally and, despite a veneer of respectability, that isn't much better...