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for churning out such an unreadable newspaper. The Guardian does the same leftie handwringing, but in a slightly more palatable and broader form. Slightly fewer full page front covers of polar bears
Only ever met one person who admits to buying it, the others claim to have found it on a train, got it free in a hotel, holding it for a friend, etc
Next to go will be the Guardian....pay to view internet only with an extended weekly edition perhaps.
there will be no one else left.
They have fingers in many newm edia pies. They're not going anywhere
and no one cared because it was shit.......
then everyone else upgraded their online content, progressed a bit, continued to print the newspaper at a loss and struggled on for at least another 10 years.
The Observer however...
i used to buy it as a student when it was 20p but i prefer the guardian. speaking of which i am away to buy one of them right now. keep your kilt.
This is what happens when you have no fucking editorial policy, employ your mates' kids as 'reporters' and making opening sentences like 'the gist of the whole thing is this..." when reporting on the middle east.
It reports opinion as fact and deploys lazy rheorical questions as headlines.
Thereby existing to reassure its readers that their already held opinions are correct, rather than challenging them.
"There's no point in us as a company subsidising a newspaper that really nobody wants to read in the United Kingdom" is probably a pretty valid assessment.
Though sadly that does mean there'll only be one left-wing newpaper left and one that's pretty much the Daily Mail, only for lefities.
I probably just don't see enough of the Independent to have a huge issue with it. Which might, admittedly, be their main problem.
As in, cover to cover, rather than the articles people link to on here? It's the Independent that's lazy and panders to its readers' views, not the Guardian.
I'm pretty much basing it on the (possibly flawed) logic that the Guardian employs Johann Hari and it's surely not possible for the Independent to find anyone as bad as Johann Hari, let alone employ them.
Ignore me - I'm getting muddled.
Disregard my contribution and carry on as you were.
people who still think that there's a Labour voting working class out there.
This seems like an excellent excuse to post this Yes Prime Minister clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGscoaUWW2M
that go contrary to the opinions of its stereotypical readers. I can't think of many papers that do that. The Times, maybe, but not to the same extent.
It will be a sorry day, the content is good if not a touch biased (towards my beleifs anyway so..) but better than anything else the supplements are wonderful. I dont even like comics but the Roy of the Rovers strip was wonderful, following swiftly on the heels of a well timed informative ww2 week.
Bloody good newspaper, Bloody good!
The page with the well wishes on it is brilliant.
Super Mac, Eric Morcambe, Alf Ramsey and Mike Read. Genius.
the only two newspapers which are worse are the mail and the express.
That's a shame. Where else am I going to get my weekly fix of front-page stories about endangered polar bears, the legalisation of marijuana, and how the two are correlate?
In my eyes, justice is finally being served.
The Independent is about as good as returning an investment as Bernie Madoff. Every journalist in the country has known that the paper would be dead within a year without some new investor with a large wallet and a penchant for having it reduced.
I did an internship there last month and it was by far the most laid-back and casual journalism environment I've ever seen - in other newsrooms there are constantly people running around, editors checking up on their sections and writers, the editors-in-chief checking up on them, designers ferrying around proofs, phones ringing for breaking news, etc. etc. etc. Instead, they seemed to run it more like a weekly magazine - hours of playing solitaire, then rushing through copy five minutes before the print deadline without time for the subs to proof or even come up with a pun for the headline. Well over half of the staff were unpaid interns, too.