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For Those Who Constantly Criticise The Guardian.  
User currently offlineEal401 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1214 times:

For interest;

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,3604,670668,00.html

Those who call it a communist paper might like to take note of the award won for the newspaper's front page on 12 September 2001.

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User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1191 times:

I don't think that is too relevant really. Anyone who knows the Gaurdian (sic) knows that it is indeed a top quality newspaper, which does have left leaning opinions. But it is hardly communist, and anyone who has said so has clearly never read it.


She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineStretch 8 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2568 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1156 times:

Try The Economist. It is a better paper.


Maggs swings, it's a drive deep to left! The Tigers are going to the World Series!!!
User currently offlineToady From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 724 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1147 times:

Awards have little credibility. Especially when:

The newspaper of the year award was won by the Mirror, whose serious-minded approach to the aftermath of September 11 was applaudedby the judges.



BTW, does that mean that all the other newspapers didn't have a "serious-minded approach" to Septemnber 11th?


User currently offlineCtbarnes From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3491 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1141 times:

If I rescued a child from drowning, the press would no doubt headline the story 'Benn grabs child.'

- Labour MP Tony Benn

I read the newspaper avidly. It is my one form of continuous fiction.

- Former British Prime Minister Aneurin Bevin



The customer isn't a moron, she is your wife -David Ogilvy
User currently offlineDelta-flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2676 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1125 times:

Curious, the article does not say who or what organzation bestowed this honor on the Guardian. That would give a clue as to what the judging criteria may have been.

Pete


User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13165 posts, RR: 78
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1120 times:

When you get those who've never read the paper calling it communist, you know these would have been cheerleaders for Senator McCarthy, had they been around in the early 50's.


User currently offlinePHX-LJU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1120 times:

Delta-flyer wrote:

>>Curious, the article does not say who or what organzation bestowed this honor on the Guardian.

Yes it does:

"Guardian Unlimited, the Guardian's website, was named internet site of the year, MediaGuardian.co.uk's Dan Milmo won online journalist of the year, the print edition's front page of September 12 was commended, and Emma Brockes was named feature writer of the year at the British Press Awards, sponsored by Press Gazette."



User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1108 times:

Who cares what the Guardian's ideology is, or is perceived to be- it is a paper which generally has some pretty interesting articles-and its website is pretty impressive too-especially the guide to sources of foreign media.

I have to concur with Stretch 8 though, I regard the Economist as pretty much the best summary of the week's events-lots of interesting, informed articles from around the world. It's firmly secular, pro-capitalism and globalization, and backs up its stance with convincing facts and opinion.

If you subscribe to any paper, better go for the Economist (in my opinion, of course).

Regards (and I don't care a stuff for who owns what, or which paper supports which party).



User currently offlineEal401 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 1082 times:

and I don't care a stuff for who owns what, or which paper supports which party

Quite agree, I'm quite capable of making my own choices on those subjects! Obviously those who criticise papers for their political leanings are incapable of such behaviour!


User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 10, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 1080 times:

Absolutely, EAL401. I get the Daily Telegraph, a paper which I find myself in complete opposition with, most of the time. It challenges the mind.

Oh, and the sports coverage is superb. Big grin



She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineFordlover From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 194 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 1063 times:

Yes, yes, these are all important points. But does it carry "Dilbert"? That's all I read the paper for. Now there is some commentary on life in corporate America (or anywhere else for that matter).

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