The Moral Maze

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Re: The Moral Maze

Postby dinosaw » Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:02 pm

That is quite a saving, forgot that newspapers were so expensive nowadays. You'll be posting links to Owen Jones' twitter next ;)
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Re: The Moral Maze

Postby Minorcafan » Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:53 pm

OH buys a newspaper once a week for the TV section and the crossword
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Re: The Moral Maze

Postby LadyA » Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:27 am

I just buy the local newspapers each week. No news is good news, they say! :D Not really, I keep up, vaguely, with main stories online. If I'm honest though, I do think that the modern obsession with news and instant access to everything that's going on has fueled a lot of trouble around the world. If certain groups know that, instantly, the eyes, ears and attention of the world will be focused on them if they do something big enough, well we are seeing the results, aren't we?
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Re: The Moral Maze

Postby dinosaw » Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:54 am

Yep, 24 hour news doesn't do us any favours. May as well be called 24hr speculation.
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Re: The Moral Maze

Postby Marigold » Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:05 pm

I do have to stand up for the standard of Guardian journalism, though, especially in the wake of the poisonous, hate-filled hysteria of the Telegraph, the Mail and the Express, in the runup to the election in particular. Whatever your political beliefs, you can't get away from the fact that the Guardian is the only independent paper which has no sponsorship from big business or political parties, relying on its readers to keep it afloat in return for quality reporting of the news which matters. Here are its aims, and that's why it's important to me to keep reading and supporting the paper, in this era of false news and commercial pressures. And that is why I will be happy to go on paying for my daily fix, whatever form it may come in. (Please note, this is just a personal opinion, not a plug for a political point of view.)

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Re: The Moral Maze

Postby dinosaw » Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:11 pm

I think it's great you've got a newspaper that you believe in and that you are prepared to back Marigold. My own view is that if a newspaper comes out in support of a political party before an election, then it really doesn't matter who owns it, it has ceased to have a claim to be independent. It's journalistic content must be read with caution, factoring in it's political bias.
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Re: The Moral Maze

Postby bigjim » Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:13 pm

The move to digital is effecting my work. I think the younger generation are more tablet, phone based.
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Re: The Moral Maze

Postby Cathy » Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:07 pm

We have the Telegraph, which is a dreadful Tory rag but exactly the right size for lining hen houses! (OH is far right of me politically, and he pays the paper bill).
I like the Week too.
At work I get to read the Sun or the Mirror in the canteen, I love the Sun, it is like the Beano for grown ups. Would I make a political decision based on it's trumpetings? No, never. The Mirror is too serious, so few socialists have a good sense of humour.
I dislike online news as I would be bound to believe every bit of fake news that appears, I accept that an online paper like the Guardian would be safe from that.
I am not great with change, and as I prefer a paperback to my Kindle, although I use both, I think I prefer ink and paper to read.
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Re: The Moral Maze

Postby Minorcafan » Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:25 pm

I prefer paper and ink too. Was at a sale today so newspaper came in handy for lining boxes. (And bought more birds but since these are different then it doesn't count to my way of thinking)
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Re: The Moral Maze

Postby bigyetiman » Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:27 am

Father used to work in the print room at Daily Express, so that is their paper of choice I find their headlines highly entertaining, as they always seem to be weather or Diana based. We are going to get a months rain in 20mins from a Diana shaped cloud.

Trouble is my parents believe everything in it and will give us dire weather warnings or tell us to give up certain foods as they will kill us within a month.
Good crossword in the Guardian.
Trouble with the 24 hours news society and certain tabloids is the reliance on reporting on "celebs" or TV reality stars and their lives to fill out programmes and paper, not exactly ideal role models in most cases
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