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A Nazi Salute

by | 21st, February 2005

‘ACCUSING the Daily Mail of hypocrisy is rather like accusing the Beckhams of publicity seeking. It is as hurtful as it is untrue.

A Daily Mail editorial meeting

But that it what the Express does this morning.

”How can the Daily Mail criticise Prince Harry,” it asks (in a tone of mock outrage learned from the Mail), ”when their executives dress up like Nazis?”

It may have been 13 years ago, but the paper reveals that at a 1992 farewell party for former editor Sir David English Mail executives dressed up like Adolf Hitler and his evil henchmen.

What is more, press baron Lord Rothermere (grandfather of the present owner of the Mail) was an admirer of Hitler, as well as a supporter of British fascist Sir Oswald Mosley.

The Express’s current owner, Richard Desmond, on the other hand, confines his imitations of Nazis to business hours and to the boardroom.

What do they say about it being the sincerest form of flattery?’

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