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Liz Jones

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virginiaplain Wed 14-Sep-11 19:22:16

Am I the only one to find the journalist Liz Jones very annoying? Although in her fifties, she has the audacity to criticise people 20 or 30 years younger than her on their fashion choices i.e. the Duchess of Cornwall. She feels because she once edited a fashion magazine that this puts her in a position to judge others, and nearly always in a negative way. Also, she makes very profound statements on any subject relating to animals, the latest on dairy farming, which she clearly knows little about, judging by the reply in The Daily Mail today to one of her articles. The British farmers, from what I can see in the press and on television, are trying very hard to promote veal, which is now being produced in a very caring way, with calves being saved from slaughtered at a very young age, to now having the same life span as a lamb and being reared in similar circumstances. However Liz Jones has not bothered to read up on the subject and writes damaging articles to the contrary. I understand that she is a vegatarian, which is I accept, but that does not mean that I have to be one, each to our own, I say

virginiaplain Wed 14-Sep-11 19:23:39

Sorry about the spelling error in the word "Vegetarian"!!!

Soupy Wed 14-Sep-11 20:19:44

I find her an extremely strange and peculiar person.

In fact, when I first read her page in the MoS magazine I thought it was a wind up!

glammanana Wed 14-Sep-11 21:59:51

I find her very strange indeed,from her fashion expertise of which I find very poor indeed to her constant moaning about her finance's every week in her MoS coloum,to her RS (Rock Star) manfriend and her xH all discussed every week as if anyone is interested,then to try and tell our farmer's how to keep their livestock all this from a fashion expert who slate's most of the new up and coming designer's.

absentgrana Thu 15-Sep-11 11:12:03

I have never seen her stuff but if it's in the Daily Mail, I can guess what it's like. She sounds like she on to a good thing – writing controversial articles on subjects of which she is ignorant but without doing any research and then getting paid! By the way, virginiaplain did you mean the Duchess of Cambridge? The Duchess of Cornwall is granny age.

Elegran Thu 15-Sep-11 11:53:17

Journalistic ignorance about animals is not new. In the sixties I used to read "Nova" which was in general a sensible mag, but some female numpty wrote a tearful article about how weraing clothes made of wool was a disgrace, stealing the cover from the sheeps' backs, and how helpless little lambs were freezing to death because of our greed.

1) - sheeps' wool keeps growing like our hair, and cutting it once a year (in mid-summer) is like us changing our winter coat for a nice light one. It regrows before the winter.
2) - no farmer in his right mind would try shearing a tiny lamb. The first fine "lambswool" from a "lamb" is cut the next year, when they are hulking great teenagers as big as their mothers.

Five minutes research could have told her this.

JessM Thu 15-Sep-11 12:16:31

Well if you will read the Mail...
But not the only paper that prints this sort of stuff. When Kim Wilde was re-inventing herself as a gardening expert in one of the Sundays, someone wrote in about getting rid of duckweed. She advocated uprooting...

susiecb Thu 15-Sep-11 14:40:48

The Daily Mail!!!! was only ever useful to wrap your chips in and now that option isnt open - well!

virginiaplain Thu 15-Sep-11 14:52:34

Apologies, first to Absentgrana, yes, it should have read the Duchess of Cambridge and secondly, to JESSM for reading the Daily Mail, I have done so for the last 25 years and I am a creature of habit!! I know that it is biased and 90% rubbish, however I do like the crossword and puzzle page, which I understand from the health page in doing the same, will save my brain from an early grave and I believe everything I read you know!!

virginiaplain Thu 15-Sep-11 14:55:22

I am sure I only wrote JESSM the once, clearly doing the crossword & puzzles are not working!!

JessM Fri 16-Sep-11 17:36:52

As long as you know they print lies virginiaplain smile

GoldenGran Sat 17-Sep-11 16:00:41

OH dear Jessm I feel the urge to 'fess up! I have a copy of the Mail in front of me! I do get it about once a week, and yes I do believe they print lies. I'm not sure they are alone in this. I just occasionally get a terrible urge to buy it, but it is a sort of terrible secret vice, and I don't publicise the fact to my family. Have any Gransnetters got any other secret vices they would like to share with Gransnet? OOh i also read Hello in the hairdressers.blush

GoldenGran Sat 17-Sep-11 16:01:04

PS am allergic to Liz Jones.

glammanana Sat 17-Sep-11 16:05:35

I buy OK when my neighbour give's me the voucher to get it for 99p out of The Express,usually on a Saturday as they do the offer to get rid of copie's before new edition come's out again on Tuesday

JessM Sat 17-Sep-11 18:08:26

I like the idea of the Mail as a secret vice!

GoldenGran Sat 17-Sep-11 18:11:56

It's one of the ones I can talk about in public.

Butternut Sat 17-Sep-11 19:14:34

GoldenGran - now there's a thing - Secret Vices! As it's Saturday night it can only mean one thing for me (cringe) - The X Factor!

I live abroad, so getting hold of English newspapers is a hit and miss affair - so I read everything on line. Being a news-hound I read everything from The Daily Mail to the New Statesman and all inbetween. My leanings are towards the New Statesman & Guardian - and I view the Daily Mail as a bit of a comic - but comics will always have their place, won't they? :-)

virginiaplain Sun 18-Sep-11 21:46:48

So Susiecb & JessM, I take it you both read The Times or perhaps The Guardian by your reaction to my dreadful secret that I read The Daily Mail. God forbid that we should all read the same newspaper, how boring that would be and then we would not be having this debate would we????? I have learnt tho' that not everything I read in The Mail is true, which came as a huge surprise to me. At least I have not lost my sense of humour (I hope) along with my innocence.

janthea Mon 19-Sep-11 10:24:24

virginiaplain I'm with you on the Dail Mail. I love reading it and of course, I realise that it's biased, but so are all the other papers. So what's the difference? I agree with you about the sense of humour. smile

nanachrissy Mon 19-Sep-11 11:22:16

I read the DMail too and I must admit I skip through a lot of the rubbish, but I do like the weekend mags and I always do the crosswords. Try to convince myself that it keeps my brain active!! Actually I think Gnet is better at that! grin

nanachrissy Mon 19-Sep-11 11:25:02

Forgot to say...... I get so mad at Liz Jones! She just doesn't live in the real world.

Jeany Wed 21-Sep-11 13:00:08

Wasn't Liz Jones the one who did the column about her and her boyfriend some years ago? I used to think she was making it up to be entertaining but it all turned out to be true. I usually read the Guardian but I read the Mail when I'm out in a cafe or whatever to get a different viewpoint and I must say it makes a refreshing change.