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Danny Gold understands the Daily Mail – and will bring about its fall in America

by | 13th, March 2012

DANNY Gold is the American who understands how the Daily Mail online works. The Mail is the world’s most-read online news site.
In: “I Am The New Sheriff Of The Internet And I Say The Daily Mail Can Go Fuck Itself”, Danny Gold tells Gawker readers about the David Carr’s column in the New York Times on Ad Age columnist Simon Dumenco ideaeto create a “Council on Ethical Blogging and Aggregation“.
Others have signed up to the idea: David Granger, the editor in chief of Esquire; James Bennet, editor in chief of The Atlantic; Adam Moss of New York magazine, Elizabeth Spiers, editor in chief of The New York Observer; Mark Armstrong, a founder of; and Jacob Weisberg,editor in chief of Slate.

These leaders will tell you what is right and what is not. We already know. It;s about fairness. Give credit where credit is due. Try to add value. Use links.

Danny Gold writes:

I’ve nominated myself as the new sheriff of the blogosphere. Let’s go ahead and get the ball rolling…

The most egregious organization when it comes to these offenses, and I’m sure this is one of the main sites that Carr has in mind, is the Daily Mail. That’s why my first order of business as Internet media sheriff is to tell the Daily Mail to go fuck themselves and to do whatever I can to not give them traffic.

READ: How The Daily Mail Won The Web.

It’s not just that they steal stories so blatantly. They’ve been doing it for years, this is nothing new. It’s that they’re a bunch of assholes about it. They go out of their way to fuck over journalists and they reap the benefits by becoming the most highly trafficked newspaper on the Internet. How hard would it be to put in one link to an article?

I’m sure their entry level “journalists” who scour the Internet daily for sites to rip off don’t enjoy being a bunch of thieving assholes. But they are. And the people in charge, the one’s who most certainly have instituted a policy of non-attribution, sit back and reap the profits…

When I find a story on the Daily Mail I really like and want to write up, I’m going to take an extra five minutes and google some of the key words. I’m going to find the original story, or at least something close to, and I’m going to post that instead…

The lead photo is supplied by the shadowy and incredibly busy Daily Mail Reporter.

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