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    The Guardian
    10
    18.87%
    Mic
    1
    1.89%
    The Huffington Post
    4
    7.55%
    The Independant
    2
    3.77%
    The Daily Telegraph
    1
    1.89%
    The Daily Mail
    9
    16.98%
    The Daily Express
    2
    3.77%
    The Times
    2
    3.77%
    The Sun
    15
    28.30%
    The Mirror
    1
    1.89%
    The Daily Star
    0
    0%
    Brietbart
    4
    7.55%
    Financial Times
    2
    3.77%
    The Evening Standard
    0
    0%
    The Metro
    0
    0%

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    (Original post by mojojojo101)
    A lot of people saying (unsuprisingly) the Guardian/Independant/Huff Post but regardless of their politics you have to at least accept they do have some actual journalistic content.

    Compare that to some of the tabloids, the Express, the Sun and the Mirror are ones I have noticed particularly seem to be more of an excercise in squezzing as much tits and add space around ever shrinking levels of actual content. To call what they do journalsim seems to be pretty insulting to me.
    Agreed. I don't agree with a lot of the political stances of The Times or The Telegraph. However I recognise they are worth reading as they take journalism seriously.

    And it's always good to read erudite and thoughtful opinions that you disagree with.
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    (Original post by mojojojo101)
    A lot of people saying (unsuprisingly) the Guardian/Independant/Huff Post but regardless of their politics you have to at least accept they do have some actual journalistic content.

    Compare that to some of the tabloids, the Express, the Sun and the Mirror are ones I have noticed particularly seem to be more of an excercise in squezzing as much tits and add space around ever shrinking levels of actual content. To call what they do journalsim seems to be pretty insulting to me.
    I think the thing is with tabloids is that you know what you're getting. They aren't pretending to be smart, and they often cover a lot of showbiz topics. Sure, it's trashy, but it knows what it is. I'd compare it to pulp fiction which knows it is pulp fiction. The problem with the HuffPo, Mic, or (recently) The Independent, is that they think they are very smart, and they sell themselves as such, and people who read them think that they are, and they take them very seriously, when in reality they are really quite poor. I will admit that The Guardian, despite its bias, is still quite a legitimate newspaper with a lot of interesting content, so although it doesn't deserve the status it thinks it has, it isn't that far off. But the HuffPo, Independent and Mic really are very far off from the image they have of themselves.
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    I avoid the Guardian, Sun, Express, Mirror & all those crappy little sports newspapers (if I want to see a naked woman I'll look on the internet thank you, I don't particularly want to see them when I'm eating my breakfast). Quite a few of the ones on that list I haven't read:
    Brietbart, FT, Huffington Post, Metro etc

    I can put up with the Daily Mail & Independent although I wouldn't say either are particularly great. The Mail's sports section is decent enough but I find it hard to beat the BBC's Sport section. In fact, I'd say both the BBC & the Telegraph are very much my go to news sources.
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    (Original post by mojojojo101)
    A lot of people saying (unsuprisingly) the Guardian/Independant/Huff Post but regardless of their politics you have to at least accept they do have some actual journalistic content.

    Compare that to some of the tabloids, the Express, the Sun and the Mirror are ones I have noticed particularly seem to be more of an excercise in squezzing as much tits and add space around ever shrinking levels of actual content. To call what they do journalsim seems to be pretty insulting to me.
    The Guardian is my least favourite because I am far off its target audience - I disagree with a lot of the views it promotes and would find some of the articles it publishes hilarious (https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...e-truth-quinoa) if they were on parody sites rather than a paper that takes itself so seriously.

    The Independent is just as bad as the tabloids in my opinion - see here:

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...-a7180461.html

    The article was initially published with the headline "Australian woman 'hugely proud' to have brothers baby", which is my objection.

    I don't read Huffington Post often enough to have found something particularly objectionable just yet, but as with all newspapers it's just a matter of time.
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    the really big broadsheet one !!!!
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    The Daily Fail
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    I want to know who voted for the FT and why. Properly the most innocuous news paper ever.
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    The Independent - bunch of socialist scum. Independent my a**.
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    HuffPo is just awful
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    The Independent is the most depressing, since it used to be a quality newspaper and now reads like a Paul Mason blog.

    The Mirror wins it for me though. Some of the divisive, gutter filth that they print is appalling.
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    Daily Mail.

    As a right winger it's readers are embarrassing to be associated with.
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    Daily Mail.

    As a right winger it's readers are embarrassing to be associated with.
    What's your take on the economist? They seem slightly left of you (centrist generally), liberal on social issues and seem to support the free market, while also supporting the necessity of Keynsian economics.


    It's probably my favourite to read, as even though I disagree with it a fair bit, it normally has well considered, thoughtful arguments.
 
 
 
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