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I read it occasionally though my paper of choice is the Times, though I preferred the old broadsheet verssion.
Really? Why?
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I read the Financial Times because I have a pink bathroom.
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I read the Express most of the time although due to an offer in WH Smiths that you get a book for 99p with The Times I've been also reading that although when the offer goes out I'll just read the Express again.

Edit: have to ask thebucketwoman why do you hate the Express?
Its articles are filled with the same kind of hate filled, right wing sentiments as the Mail.

The last Express headline I remember was something like "Join Our Crusade against Youths" (I kid you not...) It went on to propose its 'crusade' - the idea being to reintroduce conscription into military service :rolleyes:
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(Original post by MyNation)
I read Freedom, but sometimes read the Daily Mail.
yep, sounds about right considering your avatar.
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I read the Times because it's my dad's paper of choice, and I like quality news. I read the Telegraph because I'm Conservative leaning.

I wouldn't touch the Sun, the Mirror, the Daily Star or the Sunday Sport with a bargepole.

Oh, and I intend to become a journalist for either the Times, the Telegraph or the Independent. :p:
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What do you think of the Guardians hiring of extremists and Al-Qaeda associates to write articles, without disclosing any of their details?
They apologised.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/st...527323,00.html

And sacked him.

http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/news/arc..._guardian.html
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The Independent, The Times, and The Gaurdian.

The first is the best newspaper in the country in my opinion, the second is the one I tend to read the most simply because it's laying around the house, and third is often the source of very brave and challenging journalism, even though it often lets itself down with poor style, layout, editing, and the tendency to occasionally go a bit off the rails.
My gosh, ahain, my thoughts mirrored exactly.
Indie is my baby, read it everyday religiously, and i love the randomness of it, you learn stuff about the world youd never have known.remains unsensationalist which is my pet hate about the media(sensationalist crap), compact design, janet street porter, miles kington, yasmin alibai-brown, and the sooner our mark steel comes back, the better!

only thing that annoys me is that they tend to be quite the intellectual snobs, and they slate labour quite a bit (theyre not independent, they love the lib-dems).but hey, best paper by far, and they have a sense of humour.just read their televisoon reviews!
cnt wait til i have my own column for them when im in my late thirties.
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(Original post by Greyhound02)
I say the same about the Daily Mail because it caters for my particular political persuasion, just as Socialist Worker does to yours.
Your political persuasion is ****wit?
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Your political persuasion is ****wit?
Just like those who read the Socialist Worker paper are loony loonatics?
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Don't people feel reading broadsheets is too difficult? Why not just get the Times/Telegraph/another compact paper simply because they're 'compact', or an editorial like the Week? The broadsheets are so damn unwieldy and just, big.
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Just like those who read the Socialist Worker paper are loony loonatics?
Quite possibly. They're certainly anachronistic. Having never read the paper, I can't much pass judgement.
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My gosh, ahain, my thoughts mirrored exactly.
Indie is my baby, read it everyday religiously, and i love the randomness of it, you learn stuff about the world youd never have known.remains unsensationalist which is my pet hate about the media(sensationalist crap), compact design, janet street porter, miles kington, yasmin alibai-brown, and the sooner our mark steel comes back, the better!.
Hehe, you crazy kids. "Randomness" is one way of putting it indeed! The Indy still has a long way to go before it gets anywhere near as bad as The Guardian, but I have to dispute your rather exasperating claim that the Indy isnt sensationalist when you have the likes of Johann Hari, Julia Stephenson and Yasmin writing on its pages.

Its also factually appalling. http://dailyablution.blogs.com/the_d...ry_teenag.html

Today the Independent reduces itself to a level of discourse more appropriate for an unoriginal, poorly-informed adolescent protester than for a serious newspaper, with a cover graphic (not online) in the form of an American flag. The image is composed of red and grey stripes consisting of environmental "facts" (almost exclusively unsourced, naturally) which serve to remind Indy readers, no doubt unnecessarily, of how horrible, greedy Americans are despoiling the environment.

In a highly daring and original graphical statement, the blue field is composed of ... dollar signs! That's to show that, y'know, everything Americans do is, like, driven by dollars.

I'm surprised that the editors resisted what must have been the nearly overwhelming temptation to use swastikas instead.

As for the "facts" themselves, some are (unfortunately) true, some seem only marginally relevant, and at least one seems to convey an impression opposite to that intended - "The US had 16 major oil spills between 1976 and 1989 whereas France suffered six and the UK five." As both France and the UK have 60 million people compared to 290 million in the US, the Americans should be congratulated for keeping spills down to a significantly lower per capita level. (As with any similarly cited data, one wonders why the period under discussion ended 16 years ago, and can't help but suspect that more recent data would show the US in an even better light.)

Of course, any figure published in the Independent is automatically questionable - an observation that today's readers will bear in mind when they note the assertion that "the average American produces 864kg of municipal waste per year" - the actual figure is some 15% lower, at 730kg, according to the OECD Factbook 2005 (the notoriously eco-hostile Icelanders were just as bad). And all one can really do is laugh at the ludicrously inaccurate claim that "around 50 million cars roll off US assembly lines each year" (total US production of all motor vehicles was 12.27 million in 2002, of which 5 million were cars - in its eagerness to demonise, the Indy makes the United States responsible for the entire output of the worldwide automotive industry).

One really can't help but think that the Indy's readers would be better served if that publication paid more attention to getting its statistics right, and less to the creation of sophomoric graphics.
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They apologised after it spread like wildfire across the Internet and they were receiving so much correspondance on the matter they couldnt shake it off. They were forced to issue a response when the Independent laid into them(having falsely claimed they had broken the story - come on, that would require the Independent to actually carry out some investigative journalism!). Even then they ignored it all. http://dailyablution.blogs.com/the_d...ing_silen.html

before going onto attack the blogs and Scott Burgess in particular with an anonymous column.

Thankfully, Aslam was sacked and there were resignations, but before you know it, theyre back at it again! http://hurryupharry.bloghouse.net/ar...e_guardian.php
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Well i read the Times because it reflects my party to some extent but its also nice to no what the enemy is thinking so to speak and just read from a differnt perspective so from time to time i also read the Mail (shudders) i really like the Guardian but to be honest its just not practial B/S are just so much hassle sometimes.
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I read The Metro. Long live the Metro.
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I read The Metro. Long live the Metro.
I hate the metro so much. Personally, I can read the whole paper in five minutes. I'm probably the only person at Kirkcaldy trainstation to buy a broadsheet every morning [or at all, really].

The Scotsman is definitely my favourite newspaper.
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Your political persuasion is ****wit?
I wasn't talking to you, when I do though you'll know it because I'll address you, there's a good boy.
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Guardian. Because I don't care how many children that 14 year old has, I don't care how nice that immigrants bathroom is and I don't want a free CD
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Guardian. Because I don't care how many children that 14 year old has, I don't care how nice that immigrants bathroom is and I don't want a free CD
In that case you clearly can't care about the morals being exercised in this country! (I'm obviously not refering to the free CD here!)
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In that case you clearly can't care about the morals being exercised in this country! (I'm obviously not refering to the free CD here!)
Many people (like me) do not.
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