I like seeing the Mail get pwn3d when it does a silly. Yesterday we saw how even the power of a front page lead and the hilarious writing skills of Richard Littlejohn, who should be Prime Minister, couldn't save them from opening up a wheelie bin full of whoopass.
And so to today, with the Mail attempting to follow up another story - this time about gypsies being given preferential treatment by some GPs - with a poll. But a poll isn't enough, they had to skew the question by asking "SHOULD THE NHS ALLOW GYPSIES TO JUMP THE QUEUE?" - in the style of the Daily Express, whose unparodiable nonsense when it comes to website polls has been going for ages now.
Thanks to the power of Twitter, people who think that poll was a disgraceful piece of crap (doesn't it make sense, when people live a transitory lifestyle, to give them some preferential treatment in seeing a GP? Not that it's a queue anyway, as many more appointments at GPs are bookable nowadays) have been able to register their displeasure, changing an overwhelming vote against those 'queue-jumping' gypsies:
And it's risen even further since that screen grab. So I make that Twitter 1, Mail 0.
Relatedly, below the Littlejohn article about gypsies there is this gem of a comment. Sometimes people find it hard to get comments on Littlejohn articles but this strikes me as a particularly excellent example of its kind:
"I love the UK, Spain" - that's world class. Not that I imagine Billericay Dickie's loyal readers have twigged...