Can you tell the difference between Daily Mail and Guardian readers? Take this quiz and find out!

I’ve been following the Guardian and the Daily Mail online for a few years now and I’ve always been fascinated with the substantial differences in the grammatical accuracy, general knowledge and basic logic in the comment sections between the two websites (The Daily Mail wins hands down for the highest number of Trump-esque comments…). I consider myself a socialist and so it’s perhaps unsurprising that I’ve always preferred the Guardian’s lefty keyboard-warriors. But still, I would argue that objectively there has been far less irrational hatred and unsupported arguments on the comment sections of the Guardian.

However, I’ve noticed that over the last few months, it has become increasingly difficult to discern users’ comments about the migration crisis between the two online websites. Increasingly, ignorance and hate have come to dominate the public discourse on the issue- on both the left and the right.

So here is a selection of comments that were highly rated from both the Daily Mail and the Guardian, try and work out which comments came from which publication! Answers below. Have fun!

(For the sake of brevity, I have cut down most of the comments)

  1. “Islamofascism will destroy the secular liberal western democracies if it gets a chance. It IS worth defending. Until Islam is reformed, then these medieval attitudes towards women and homosexuals will just continue. It could destroy the EU.”
  2. “The Arabs coming over are in now way interested in becoming good Germans. They want to continue with their present cultural identity, just set within the material comfort and security of a western state. Like water and oil, these two cultures will not mix.”
  3. “The problem is obvious and the weakness in the response is pathetic. Parts of Europe have been turned into the dark ages in thought and deed.”
  4. “…You may characterise Victor Orban as one of your demons but, on the issue of immigration, I agree 100% with him – if he stood for election in my country I’d vote for him in the blink of eye.”
  5. “It is good to see thousands upon thousands of ordinary peace loving Germans with their splendid flags come to the defence of their beleaguered women whose safety and dignity has been defiled in acts of unspeakable horror and outrage.”
  6. “Mass deportation is the only answer. Europe does not want them.”
  7. “We need the European military to take a more active role in defending our borders. Open door policy is unsustainable, we need Fortress Europe now,”
  8. “Send them to Russia they at least would know how to tackle these hooligans.”
  9. “The European project now involves the left and liberals colluding in attempting to cover up the mass sexual assault of young women. Their opinion is now worthless on EVERY issue.”
  10. “It’s not a refugee crisis it’s a migrant crisis. Europe is being subjected to a demographic/cultural invasion which will damage our society beyond repair if we do not act to prevent it.”

 

 

 

ANSWERS:

  1. The Guardian
  2. The Guardian
  3. Daily Mail
  4. The Guardian
  5. Daily Mail
  6. Daily Mail
  7. The Guardian
  8. Daily Mail
  9. The Guardian
  10. The Guardian

*All comments correct as of 10/01/2016

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