This week’s New Yorker has a nice long story about UK tabloid-supreme The Daily Mail and why the paper some prefer to call “Hate Mail” is doing so well. According to the story, the Mail has a daily readership of four and a half million (that’s four times as many readers as The Guardian) and in January, surpassed the New York Times in unique monthly visitors to their home page. 52 million different people click on The Daily Mail each month (and we admit it, we’re one of them).
There’s a nice little gem in there from one of the Mail‘s favorite subjects to skewer, Kate Moss. If you need a refresher about how the Mail feels about Moss, let us refer you to this story, where, after Moss walked in Louis Vuitton’s fall 2011 “fetish” show in hot pants, the paper went to great lengths to highlight her barely there cellulite. Nice, right?
Anyways…as per The New Yorker, after the Mail ran a story which described Moss as having “very obvious crow’s feet and lines beneath her eyes as well as blemished skin from years of smoking and drinking,” a journalist asked Moss why she thought the tab was so focused on her aging. To which Moss responded:
“I don’t know. ’Cause it’s the Daily Mail?…They just get on everyone’s tits, don’t they?”
Which, you know, what a nice way to look at it! Also? Makes me think everyone should say ‘tits’ more.