Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Why does the Daily Mail love cancer so much?

The Daily Mail is FOR, er, no, is AGAINST, no, FOR, no, hang on, AGAINST, um, er, no, is FOR...

Well, if you read the UK edition, The Daily Mail is decidedly AGAINST the HPV vaccine, but if you read the Irish edition then The Daily Mail is decidedly FOR the HPV vaccine.

As Martin at The Lay Scientist puts it:
The Daily Mail position on vaccines is whatever sells newspapers - and if those positions are completely self-contradictory, or might cause a bit more cancer in the readership, then who cares, as long as the advertisers are happy?

Nice responsible journalism that: it's good to see that the Mail's going after important targets.

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