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  • View Poll Results: Which newspaper do you read the most often?
    The Sun
    6
    3.80%
    The Daily Mail
    11
    6.96%
    The Guardian
    51
    32.28%
    The Times
    28
    17.72%
    The Independent
    17
    10.76%
    The Telegraph
    21
    13.29%
    Other
    11
    6.96%
    I read more than one newspaper
    13
    8.23%

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    The times and the economist
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    I read The Guardian online daily at work. But I don't actually buy any newspapers.
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    The Onion
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    I tend to read a variety of papers as to gain a clearer picture. My first port of call is usually The Independent followed by The Guardian or The Times. Now and again I will read over The Sun, usually for it's comic value, as most days someone has bought it into school. Sometimes I try and read either The New York Times or The Washington Post for a glimpse into what's going on across the Atlantic but more recently I haven't done that as often as I'd like. I also quite enjoy reading The Telegraph's education section.
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    (Original post by Democracy)
    The Times.

    I suppose as a liberal I really ought to be reading the Guardian, but I can't stand the Stop the War Coalition supporting, lentil munching, smug champagne socialists that write for it...
    Plus their mindless disciples who inhabit the online website, unthinkingly repeating generic mantras again and again. :sigh:

    I thought you were all about democratic socialism, not this wishy washy liberalism :p:
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    I read the Guardian but I can't ****ing stand it. It never quite hits you just how distorted the entire press is until a story comes out about something you are involved in. Although the Guardian's coverage of the student protests was reasonably good it was quite hilarious just how eager they were to be on our side: I wasn't complaining, because obviously everyone else including the BBC was doing their level best to make us look bad, but it really made it obvious just how much information is misinformation.

    I intend on switching to the Independent because I've always liked it but the main reason I haven't yet is because I read the news on the website and the Guardian's site is much better than the Independent's (and I'm more used to it).

    It's the same with the right-wing press. Yesterday an article about someone I know made the Daily Mail homepage and it was really quite, quite mad, as well as being a whacky attempt to discredit the student movement (again). All the broadsheets are becoming increasingly tabloidish in their journalistic "methods" (hello Telegraph), style and editorial sledgehammering of objective journalism, and that includes the Guardian to a great extent, as well as the Times.

    If I could get away with it I wouldn't read any of them. I would certainly not fool myself that because I read more than one newspaper and get different editorial slants to stories that I am therefore being better informed.
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    (Original post by Aeolus)
    Plus their mindless disciples who inhabit the online website, unthinkingly repeating generic mantras again and again. :sigh:

    I thought you were all about democratic socialism, not this wishy washy liberalism :p:
    Not really sure what you mean. There are as many right-wingers commenting on the Guardian as there are left-wingers and even the lefties mostly can't stand the thing.
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    Mainly from the BBC and Independent, the two least biased places I can find. Don't mind the Guardian from time to time for stories that aren't covered elsewhere.
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    The Guardian or the Indy.

    I wouldn't be caught dead reading the Telegraph or the Mail, and I don't read the Times because it is too obsessed with big business and the markets.
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    (Original post by Teveth)
    The Guardian or the Indy.

    I wouldn't be caught dead reading the Telegraph or the Mail, and I don't read the Times because it is too obsessed with big business and the markets.
    I read the BBC online.
    In terms of newspapers The Telegraph is an excellent newspaper but in recent times have gone downhill. Although, I am more of a Times man, myself. The Times is an excellent newspaper and I have subscribed online. I could not recommend it enough.

    The Guardian, has it ok moments but it is largely the daily mail of the leftt - it is too sensationalist. Half the time, I question whether it is a broadsheet.

    The Independant is ok at times, sadly following more and more the guardian way...
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    The Times.

    I can't stand trashy, ultra-opinionated journalism, so that's the Guardian and the Daily Mail written off, and broadsheets are too unwieldy.

    Tabloids are a no-go.
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    (Original post by littleshambles)
    Not really sure what you mean. There are as many right-wingers commenting on the Guardian as there are left-wingers and even the lefties mostly can't stand the thing.

    I'm mainly talking about the fact that there is no possibility of reasoned and factual debate on any CiF discussion that even remotely touches on Iraq/Afghanistan or anything associated with it. There is instead just a long list of users repeating the same idiotic things, most including the words Blair and war criminal. I wouldn't mind so much at all if these users then expanded on exactly why he is a war criminal or the methods by which they substantiate their claims etc..etc... But they do not seem to know why they say it or if it is even true. It is more important to just bee seen doing what everybody else does.

    Most right wingers are as bad as the regular left wingers. They seem to only pop up in Toynbee's comment box and throw ridiculous insults.
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    (Original post by Captain92)
    I've noticed that a lot of the newspaper sources on here are from the Daily Mail, and I am under the impression that The Sun is the most commonly read newspaper in the UK, both in physical form and online, so I thought I'd create a semi-scientific study.
    Basically, which newspaper do you read the most often either online or in physical paper form?
    There are at least 2 similar threads..use the "Search" function next time!
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    (Original post by mike_mike)
    There are at least 2 similar threads..use the "Search" function next time!
    Oops, sorry!
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    The Sun (not out of choice, it's the only paper my parents buy). I used to read the Mirror before that.

    Online, I'll read articles from any of the websites.
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    The Guardian, begrudgingly.
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    The Guardian mostly, however, I do substitute it with the Independent whenever I feel like it.
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    (Original post by Captain92)
    Oops, sorry!
    That's alright but I think we all have this problem sometimes:

    We are searching for something on TSR and find tens of thousands of results which only makes it harder to find what we are really interested in
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    Torygraph and the Guardian :P
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    Mostly the Metro because it's free, but the Guardian if I'm buying, although I am going off it.

    I'd be very surprised if TSR's favourite paper was the same as the nation's favourite paper. I've done a lot of paper delivering and I can tell you that the sort of people who read the Sun are generally not the sort of people who frequent a forum like this one.
 
 
 
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