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What is your newspaper of choice


What's your newspaper of choice  

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  1. 1. What's your newspaper of choice

    • The Guardian
      19
    • The Times
      12
    • Daily Mail
      4
    • Daily Express
      2
    • The Sun
      15
    • Evening Mail
      2
    • Telegraph
      3
    • The Mirror
      3
    • Other
      9


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Is it Villa specific, or Football specific, I wonder?

I imagine it's education specific. If you asked the same question on Holtearmy.com or the Official Site boards, I imagine you wouldn't have a similar breakdown.

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Yeah its quite surprising how many Guardian readers there are.

The other villa forums i go on (one's been mentioned already) are very very pro BNP and right wing.

Most of the views on this site are very lefty I think and not to my taste at all, but I think all the views are worthwhile and not many people talk out their behinds.

I'm a Daily mail/ Sun man myself. Can't beat them.

Here's a question- who knows what the best selling paper is in the UK?

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Guardian or the sun for me depends on what i want to read.

I do hate the mirror because its shit and the daily mail/express because of the amout they still go on about Diana, also one of them kept going on about inheritance tax on 90% of the front pages.

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I'm a Daily mail/ Sun man myself. Can't beat them.

Here's a question- who knows what the best selling paper is in the UK?

Not only is the Sun the best selling paper in the UK, I believe it is also the best selling paper in the world.

Doesn't mean it's quality, though. In fact, I think calling it a newspaper is disrespectful to proper newspapers. Rubbish gossip and half-naked women (if I want porn, I use the internet thanks), populist views and sensationalist "journalism".

The fact that it's the best selling rag out there, speaks volumes of the mothern day consumer. We're after fast information, quick entertainment and catchy headlines. Tragic, really.

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I tend to read the Guardian if I want a good read (like at a weekend), and the Mail in the week if

I only have 1/2 hour lunch.

The Sun though is awful full of bullshite, celebs, soaps and Reality TV.

Is there any news in there ? Even the one page (3) that was any good in there has gone downhill.

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Why do people put Grauniad for the Guardian?

To expand on Gringo's answer, it was once renowned for typographical errors (spelling mistakes, basically) Private Eye, therefore called it the Grauniad, and it's stuck.

Like Mike I'm quite surprised by how many Guardian readers and Independent readers we have.

Much greater percentage than the national average. Is it Villa specific, or Football specific, I wonder?

Well the actually truth is a bit more interesting. All papers in the 60s and 70s were beholden to print unions. To make a newspaper you needed typesetters working on machines called Linotypes. They were paid a going rate and then a bonus on the amount of text set; speed being of the essence. Most papers did this on the amount of correct copied keyed; the Guardian however did it on the amount of copy keyed, whether it be correct or not. Hence a huge number of copy errors, picked up by Private Eye

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I'm a Daily mail/ Sun man myself. Can't beat them.

Here's a question- who knows what the best selling paper is in the UK?

Not only is the Sun the best selling paper in the UK, I believe it is also the best selling paper in the world.

Doesn't mean it's quality, though. In fact, I think calling it a newspaper is disrespectful to proper newspapers. Rubbish gossip and half-naked women (if I want porn, I use the internet thanks), populist views and sensationalist "journalism".

The fact that it's the best selling rag out there, speaks volumes of the mothern day consumer. We're after fast information, quick entertainment and catchy headlines. Tragic, really.

I believe the News of the World is the best selling paper in the UK.The Sun is nowhere near the top selling paper in the world. Some Japanese papers sell over 10 million copies on a daily basis

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Thanks to Yes, Minister.

The Daily Mirror is read by people who think they run the country;

The Guardian is read by people who think they ought to run the country;

The Times is read by people who actually do run the country;

The Daily Mail is read by the wives of the people who run the country;

The Financial Times is read by people who own the country;

The Morning Star is read by people who think the country ought to be run by another country;

The Daily Telegraph is read by people who think it already is.

The Sun is read by people who don’t care who runs the country, as long as she’s got big tits

Of course this was written before Murdoch managed to down grade the Times and the editorial now is not worth the paper it is written on.

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I'm a Daily mail/ Sun man myself. Can't beat them.

Here's a question- who knows what the best selling paper is in the UK?

Not only is the Sun the best selling paper in the UK, I believe it is also the best selling paper in the world.

Doesn't mean it's quality, though. In fact, I think calling it a newspaper is disrespectful to proper newspapers. Rubbish gossip and half-naked women (if I want porn, I use the internet thanks), populist views and sensationalist "journalism".

The fact that it's the best selling rag out there, speaks volumes of the mothern day consumer. We're after fast information, quick entertainment and catchy headlines. Tragic, really.

I believe the News of the World is the best selling paper in the UK.The Sun is nowhere near the top selling paper in the world. Some Japanese papers sell over 10 million copies on a daily basis

Its the Sun for Daily but News of the world (the sunday version of the Sun) sells even more.

And the Sun is the best selling paper in the English speaking world, so technically Michelsen is right.

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I'm a Daily mail/ Sun man myself. Can't beat them.

Here's a question- who knows what the best selling paper is in the UK?

Not only is the Sun the best selling paper in the UK, I believe it is also the best selling paper in the world.

Doesn't mean it's quality, though. In fact, I think calling it a newspaper is disrespectful to proper newspapers. Rubbish gossip and half-naked women (if I want porn, I use the internet thanks), populist views and sensationalist "journalism".

The fact that it's the best selling rag out there, speaks volumes of the mothern day consumer. We're after fast information, quick entertainment and catchy headlines. Tragic, really.

I believe the News of the World is the best selling paper in the UK.The Sun is nowhere near the top selling paper in the world. Some Japanese papers sell over 10 million copies on a daily basis

Its the Sun for Daily but News of the world (the sunday version of the Sun) sells even more.

And the Sun is the best selling paper in the English speaking world, so technically Michelsen is right.

Where did anyone say it had to be Daily? The News of the World is considerably older than the Sun; so if anything the Sun is the daily version of the News of the world

These Japanese papers sell nearly 2.5 times more than the Sun

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I believe the News of the World is the best selling paper in the UK.The Sun is nowhere near the top selling paper in the world. Some Japanese papers sell over 10 million copies on a daily basis

I have to correct myself there, Paul. The Sun is the best selling daily newspaper in Britain and the rest of the English speaking world. Forgive me, though, as NOTW and The Sun essentially are the same rubbish under different names.

My actual point remains the same anyway. The Sun really is a load of sh*te, regardles of how many copies they sell.

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It may be uncharitable of me to say this and it's no doubt a bit of an exaggeration but looking at the poll figures I am forced to the conclusion that Bill Howell has done for the Meaning Evil what Kelvin Mackenzie in his day did for The Sun. Well done Bill.

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Generally pick up the New York Post (Murdoch paper) for the editorial page, business, and sports sections. Regular reader of the Boston Herald and the Boston Globe, alongside the local rag, the Springfield Republican.

As far as the British press goes, I try to check the Guardian and Telegraph sites daily...

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I used to read the Independant, having read it from first publication..... However these days, I prefer the Guardian (just think The Indie has changed too much over last couple of years).

I do though still will get The Indie if I can alongside The Guardian.

At the weekends, tends to be Independant, Times and Observer.

Although I will read just about any newspaper. I enjoy reading different perspectives on stories, even if I don't necessarily agree. I do though only read the Daily Mail if I have to!

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