Their website also showed a pic of Liam Kellys totally distraught, whos father who had a heart attack at the end of the Killie Celtic League Cup Final.
If the NOTW shut down, the Sun should have.
Amen to the daisy cutter. Personally i would shut all the red tops, along with the mail and the express. Long live the broadsheets, broadsheet though they may not physically be any more!
it wont change while ever it sells the only solution to any of murdochs dodgy enterprises is to stop giving they money nowt will change while people do
A very well written piece.
I detest newspapers of all kinds and refuse to buy them (I won't buy them for myself or on behalf of others), however that does not stop LeBoyfriend from purchasing both the Sun AND the Mirror. It is possibly one of the biggest things I dislike about LeBoyfriend, but he is a creature of habit and his family have always bought the red-tops so he perpetuates this simply because he has no inclination to break out of the routine.
My mother is just as bad - she buys the Daily Fail almost religiously. I've lost count of the number of different cancers my reasonably average, non-smoking, mild-level-of-exercising life is increasing my risk of. I am pretty sure there is not a single organ in my body I am not putting at risk according to the Daily Fail...
Personally, I'd rather not spend my hard earned money on a throwaway paper that never tells the proper story anyway. I don't believe there is a single media organisation that is not morally corrupt so I prefer to take an 'average' from RSS feeds from a variety of sources. Better still, I keep my head in the sand and try not to spend my life worrying about other peoples lives - what happens in my own life is all I care about quite honestly.
mattx (21st March 2012)
So much unwarrented hatred... If you don't like it. Don't read it.
Pretty simple really.
Unfortunately many sections of the media operate almost on propaganda levels, and this has been bought into by successive generations ... by celebrities, by politicians and by the public. Once you realise that taking a pragmatic view of all media is the only way to survive (and rarely trusting any single source) then you can buy papers, watch various channels and listen to radio safe in the knowledge that you are cynical enough to know that a lot off what is written / said is opinion, most has an agenda and it is nigh on impossible to get everyone to agree about something which appears in one media outlet compared to others.
Chatting to some folk at BETT they took the healthy attitude that you buy papers to know what people are saying about things rather than to find something to believe. I tend to sort of agree ...
As for the Scum! ... they do tend to take things that bit too far and it is wrong to tar all the people that work there with the same brush, but I do know folk who have quit working for them as they cannot take the general ethos of the place and have even left News International completely as a result. I'm in the group that would happily see it close completely, not just because of the attitude to them by folk in Liverpool, but for so many other incidents ... some highlighted in that fantastic letter by Daisy Cutter.
My thoughts are with Muamba and his family, not worrying about what sort of a picture or content a paper has. Especially when the article written seemed a bit bias towards the paper. All the papers if not most would sacrifice anything to get a good/bad story if it sells. Which also goes to show the population is no better
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