Thursday, 30 June 2011

'News' from the Mail website: three-year-old YouTube videos

By contrast, today the Mail website has a 'story' quite prominent on its homepage about foxes on a trampoline:

The story runs to six sentences, plus the video (embedded from YouTube) and four screenshots from it.

But the video the Mail uses was originally posted on YouTube on 19 September 2008.

And this isn't a one off. Just five days ago, the Mail revealed:

The article, by Jennifer Madison, is a description of what happens in the short video and includes eight stills. The video is embedded at the end.

And this one is even older - it was posted on YouTube on 31 December 2007.

(Hat-tips to @JonathanHaynes and @j0annepsi)


  1. Way to go Daily Mail! Finger right on the pulse! What next? Young guy with deep voice sings about Chocolate Rain? Maybe chubby high school kid fools around on video pretending he's a jedi Knight?

  2. Daily Mail - taking the 'new' out of 'newspaper'. As well as taking 'news' out of it as well. And quite possible 'paper' too.

  3. Have to admit that the bouncing foxes are quite adorable all the same, even after all this time.

    Maybe the Mail would be interested in something else I've just discovered, it's a brand new fad where people take photos of cats and put silly captions to them!

    It's cutting edge, so obviously up the Mail's street.

    Thinking about it, maybe the Daily Mail is the biggest troll of them all...


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