The Daily Mirror is a British left-wing tabloid newspaper founded in 1903 by Alfred Harmsworth. It was initially aimed at women and staffed entirely by female journalists.
The paper was hit by scandal in 2004 when it printed what were said to be exclusive pictures of British soldiers abusing Iraqi prisoners. The photos were revealed to be fakes and the outcry led to the then editor, Piers Morgan, being fired. The Mirror claimed they were victims of a “calculated and malicious hoax”.
As of 2010, the Mirror’s circulation stands at 1, 247, 073 copies daily.