Cost of burials and cremations has risen sharply – Ofcom accuses funeral directors of taking dead people for a ride

Remake of Hitchcock’s The Birds being backed by vulture capitalists

In a bid to tackle herd mentality, Facebook bans mental patients with hearing difficulties

Turner Old Master found in rubble: Ex-teacher Brian Turner doing well after his ordeal

Narcissus updates Faccebook relationship status to “Me”. Zuckerberg updates his status to “God”

Birmingham bin workers strike over ‘poor equipment’ claims. A council spokesman said: “That’s absolute rubbish!”

Catalytic converters stolen for precious metals. Police search for culprits was exhautive… But plans to prosecute dealers receiving the metal have been scrapped

Government crackdown on unregistered protests has lead to an increase in unregistered protests

James Pattison to stop collaborating with co-authors. His next solo book is due out in2035

Hotel California – guests check out and leave! One said: “The pink champagne was a nice surprise and the band was good but the guitar solo did go on a bit…”

Donald Trump urges Europe to repatriate IS fighters – and shoot them!

Movie business to make a movie about the business of making a movie in the movie business

Thieves broke into Battersea Dogs Home. No animals were taken but police are looking for leads. A spokesman for Battersea said: “They’re barking up the wrong tree.”

How to spot a fashion rip-off – the original garment costs ten times what it’s worth!

You CAN die laughing – although not at a Michael McIntye show

Prolific Facebook “Liker” Simon Miles ordered to stop Liking everything – he doesn’t Like it.

Government passes Deferred Gratification bill. It comes into effect in 2050

A vandal broke into the Tate Gallery and made up Tracy Emin’s “My Bed”. Police are looking for a criminal who’s had a good night’s sleep

“Salsa is supposed to keep you fit,” said Roscoe Arbuckle. “But I ate 5 bottles a day and I haven’t lost an ounce!”

About The Daily Rot

Our history

The Daily Rot began its life in 1897 as a publication entitled “A Communication Featuring the Honest Reporting of Events Occurring in Her Majesty’s Great Britain, the Commonwealth and Nether Regions”.

The title took up as much space as the front page news so it was summarily shortened to “The Honest Reporter“. It ran with that title until the conclusion of WWII although by tht time it was becoming increasingly difficult to find any honest stories to report honestly about.

After the wars

After WWII, the paper retreated into an underground broadsheet distributed to those who were interested in true facts rather than the lies being spouted by other media outlets and politicians.

At the turn of the 21st century it was becoming difficult to tell fact from fiction and even honestly-reported facts began to sound fictitious.

A new age

Embracing the “Internet Age”, in n 2009 The Honest Reporter launched online as an underground publication for discerning readers.

The behaviour of politicians, big business, religious groups, celebrities and other non-entities prompted a change of name to “The Daily Rot”. If you need to ask why, you’re in the wrong place!

The Daily Rot was publically relaunched online in 2019.

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Meet the staff

Ed Mann – Editor in Chief

“I live on Irish Whiskey and Cuban cigars and my health’s just fine!”
Ed’s older than he looks, friendlier than he looks, and he looks like he means business.

Paula Tickell – Political Editor

“I’ve been studying politics since I was five and I’m still none the wiser.”
Paula studied politics at three universities including the Sorbonne. She knows a helluva lot more about politics than your average politician and more about the politicians than their spouses.

Roman Josh – World Affairs Correspondent

“The world’s a small place, especially when you live in it.”
Roman left home for school one day and never went back. He’s lived in over 75 countries and is still searching for the right one.

Professor Bunty Hancock – Science & Technology Consultant

“I like science.”
Professor Bunty Hancock has more degrees than a thermometer.

Capt. W.E. Rogers, Rtd – Our Man in America

“I love America! I’m not sure why, but I do.”
Captain W.E Rogers, Retired flew to America, married three America women (not at the same time) and can’t afford to leave.

Dexter P. White III – Art & Entertainment Editor

“I have an opinion on everything, including people who have opinions.”
Striding the length and breadth of the industry from paintings to plays and music to movies, Dexter knows what’s good, bad and dire.