Moult-Watch: the first relevant Google Images results are in

Posted by Tim Ireland at October 20, 2008

Category: Old Media, Photoshopping

This entry was posted on
Monday, October 20th, 2008
9:12 am and is filed
under Old Media, Photoshopping.

For those who came in late:
Bloggerheads – Julie Moult is an idiot
Bloggerheads – The Daily Mail: let’s kick arse and take names

1. Finally!

2. It’s too early to start awarding prizes, as these fresh results are still in flux.

3. But, for the record…

a) The folks from have, since the earliest stages, nipped in and out of the front-page results with the classic belm from this article. There is no questioning their status as the first relevant front-page result.

b) Justin was the first relevant *top* Google Images search result (17th Oct), then he slipped into second place behind Check My Inevitables (19th Oct), and this morning he is back in first place (20th Oct).

c) Special mentions go to The Daily Quail for nicking my image (Oi!) then taking a top-row spot that’s rightfully mine (Oi!!), and to Chicken Madras for putting some thought into thumbnail appearance and using BIG werds.

Meanwhile, check this out…

Both the Daily Mail and The Sun have sought to make their readers laugh about the credit crunch by STEALING FROM ARTISTS!

B3ta thread about The Mail nicking images.
B3ta thread about The Sun nicking images.

Something something handbasket, something something couldn’t make it up.

The Daily Mail in particular outdid themselves by responding to this thread by stealing even more images and adding them to their online article. This was after they initially took credit for inspiring the artists (!!!) and slapped a meaningless and misleading copyright notice on all of the images, giving the impression that copyright rests with the owners of the site (it doesn’t) and they had done a deal with those owners (they haven’t).

In other words, they know who they’re stealing from, they know that those artists are unhappy, and They. Just. Don’t. Care.

The new incarnation of Daily Mail Watch will appear shortly. Then you’ll see some serious bloodletting on both fronts.


  1. Justin says

    'It's too early to start awarding prizes'You're a tease, Ireland.

  2. Manic says

    Oh, you love it.

  3. jamiesport says

    Hehe, woops – sorry about that Tim. When I posted that I'd only just started The Quail and I didn't actually expect anyone to read it, much less link to it.I'm blaming those Google-bombing internet pixies.

  4. Manic says


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