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To wonder who exactly will buy the Sun on Sunday when it comes out?

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catgirl1976 Thu 07-Jul-11 20:25:24

Would like to think no one but am prepared to find out otherwise.......

smokinaces Thu 07-Jul-11 20:31:48

I will put my hand up and say I probably will.

I read the Sun in the week. And yes, I confess, I read the NOTW.

So in the pile of Sunday papers I will probably go for The Sun on Sunday.

Like I should imagine the other 2.8m buyers of the NOTW probably will.

catgirl1976 Thu 07-Jul-11 20:32:44

You don't have any problems with the ethics (or lack of) displayed at all smokin?

olibeansmummy Thu 07-Jul-11 20:33:39

Well there's no way I will be buying it!

mollymole Thu 07-Jul-11 20:34:09

smokinaces - have you no morals ??

PeopleCallMeTricky Thu 07-Jul-11 20:35:31

I always imagined that readers of The Sun and NOTW would be semi-literate but you seem to be able to read and write. Why would you read it though?

LilBB Thu 07-Jul-11 20:36:15

TBH I wonder who buys The Sun in general.

catgirl1976 Thu 07-Jul-11 20:36:27

I wanted to ask that. Why smokin? Why did you read it and why will you continue to? I actually genuinely want to know.

HoneyNorwegianRidgebackdragon Thu 07-Jul-11 20:36:37

Whoa there... you asked the question go easy on people there. I thought this would be an interesting thread but perhaps not sad

catgirl1976 Thu 07-Jul-11 20:37:28

I asked the question and I don't think I am being out of order to ask why smokin has made that choice and if they do not have a problem with the issues. I am not "having a go" I am asking a question.

HoneyNorwegianRidgebackdragon Thu 07-Jul-11 20:42:49

Cat sorry that wasn't aimed at you, I thought the morals comment was a bit rough that was all.

I was going to come on and state that NOTW was a rag, with loads of offers, vouchers and trashy celeb stuff in that sold for a lot less than those magazines did, so I assume the Sun will rebrand as that is a huge market to lose. But I don't want to hang around for a bunfight.

My dh buys it every week along with the Sunday broadsheets, despite boycotting the Sun 10 years ago confused, he knows its shit, but likes the sports section.

My Mum gets it for the trashy gossip, as a Sunday indulgence.

madamimadam Thu 07-Jul-11 20:44:10

I know plenty of people who read Sun/NOTW - and they're not the stereotyped view of 'Sun' reader. They say they read it for the sport, as a piece of fluff and 'for a laugh'. But they buy it and read it.

I don't know that telling them that they're thick is the best way to persuade them not to, tbh. Like when Guardian readers emailed the Americans to tell them not to vote for Bush, I think it can backfire.

If I can just waft the fumes of smugness away from that last paragraph, I really hope that their readers will think twice on Sunday when they walk into their newsagents/supermarket and pick up a more reputable paper. Big Sluts Like it Hard, for instance. Or something.

catgirl1976 Thu 07-Jul-11 20:45:07

Ah no probs Honey. I am just genuinely interested though in whether people who used to read NOTW or currently read the Sun will boycott or not and if they will read the "new" Sunday paper. I feel the "sacrifice" of the NOTW will make very very little difference and want to know if thats true

HoneyNorwegianRidgebackdragon Thu 07-Jul-11 20:46:05

Big Sluts Like it Hard that'd be the Mirror then? wink

madamimadam Thu 07-Jul-11 20:48:43

Ahem, Honey. It's a new Sunday publication I'm working on (but keep it under your hat, yeah?). Found this amazing old Australian backer who's not too fussed about what I do, just as long as it makes cash...

You won't believe the red-headed stunna we've got for p3...

catgirl1976 Thu 07-Jul-11 20:49:24

grin brilliant

LostMyIdentityAlongTheWay Thu 07-Jul-11 20:49:48

well I won't be. I think it's a pile of shit, as is the Sun. MInd you, at least the Sun has the good grace to know it's a pile of shit.

No offence to anybody, actually, but really. Come on. they're full of utter fuckwittage and an insult to intelligence.

I am just waiting to see Brooks/Wade and Coulson go down ... although apparently, according to the C4 news, she can dish so much dirt on Murdoch that ther'es not a chance they'll sack her.

The new Sunday Sun will doubtless move into the mindless vacuum left by the News of the Screws?

HoneyNorwegianRidgebackdragon Thu 07-Jul-11 20:51:21

I agree with you, it's not really a sacrifice is it? Just damage control to the brand.

But equally I can't say hand on heart that I will never buy it, papers editor and standpoints change over the years. I can't boycott all the far reaches of NI and have huge respect for those that are doing so.

But for now, No I won't purchase it.

catgirl1976 Thu 07-Jul-11 20:51:51

Coulson is getting arrested tomorow morning. But I think Murdoch will be fine as people will carry on buying the Sun, will buy this re-named NOTW and possibly he will get the bskyb deal (although surely not?!?)

Sirzy Thu 07-Jul-11 20:51:58

Has it been confirmed that they will be doing the "Sun on Sunday" then?

Either way, I have never got the Sun, or the NOTW, and that certainly won't change!

catgirl1976 Thu 07-Jul-11 20:53:00

I dont think its benn confirmed . They havent ruled it out and the domain names have been registered by "persons unknown"

LineRunner Thu 07-Jul-11 20:53:35


Twats will buy it.

smokinaces Thu 07-Jul-11 20:54:45

Yes, I have Morals. They are just obviously different to some people's on here. And there is nothing wrong with that.

I see no problem with Page 3 either.

I prefer The Sun. I prefer their way of reporting on news (dont get me wrong some bits wind me up, but on the whole) I dont like The Daily Mail. Or The Mirror. And the Broadsheets are just not for me. I prefer knowing the essentials, with a bit of gossip. I read the BBC news online, and SkyNews too.

I guess its similar in the way that I know about the whole Nestle thing too - but I still decide to eat KitKats, I choose not to boycott them myself

I pick my battles. I choose my life. And I choose to read a this particular paper. Doesnt mean I agree with what they always print, but thats my decision.

I am by no means illiterate. Or "thick". I am a 28 year old (soon to be divorced) mother of 2, working and fairly well educated with a Grammar school education.

You cant judge everyone just by the paper they choose to read.

JemimaBananaHammock Thu 07-Jul-11 20:55:58

Maybe the Sun on Sunday won't go ahead. The sub-editors of thevSun have walked out of work in protest

altinkum Thu 07-Jul-11 20:56:13

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