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Wow, Did Mumsnet just close a newspaper?

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LemonDifficult Thu 07-Jul-11 19:58:20


(But what will I read with a hangover on a Sunday?)

GypsyMoth Thu 07-Jul-11 19:59:27

Mumsnet? Er,no!!!

DoraJarr Thu 07-Jul-11 20:02:38

no fgs

Grockle Thu 07-Jul-11 20:03:57

How did MN do it?

KnittingRocks Thu 07-Jul-11 20:04:54


What the hell did MN have to do with it? confused

Snuppeline Thu 07-Jul-11 20:06:17

Haha! As much as I would like us to take the credit I think there were more people than us who made it fold. It isn't over yet though, that editor (Rachel Brooks) is still hanging on by the skin of her teeth and I don't for one minute think only NoW did the shady stuff. Nope, I think more is to come and I am sticking to my resolve to not buy the Times.

HappyDoll Thu 07-Jul-11 20:07:16

Dear lord, no, in a word.

theyoungvisiter Thu 07-Jul-11 20:09:09

Oh fgs there are other people with opinions in the world you know, other than on here!

GypsyMoth Thu 07-Jul-11 20:09:38

What makes you think that op?

scarlettsmummy2 Thu 07-Jul-11 20:10:53

i have read that News international registered the website "sunonsunday' several days ago. It is all very convenient.

Dianella Thu 07-Jul-11 20:18:53

The Murdochs have sacrificed the NOW to save Rebekah Brooks? Begs the question how much dirt does she have on them that they're willing to do this?

bibbitybobbityhat Thu 07-Jul-11 20:19:48


bibbitybobbityhat Thu 07-Jul-11 20:20:11

or broaden your horizons,fgs

KnittingRocks Thu 07-Jul-11 20:26:16

I'm not sure it is just to do with RB and more to do with the whole NI brand - e.g. the boycott of NOTW could have spread to The Sun which would have been catastophic.

They will definitely relaunch a Sunday Sun - will be interesting to see how long they wait before they do.

TragicallyHip Thu 07-Jul-11 20:27:10


It's been everywhere!! Dh knew about this story over a year ago!

DoraJarr Thu 07-Jul-11 20:39:13

er everyone did since 2005

JeremyVile Thu 07-Jul-11 20:45:53

See this is the result of reading NoW. You read some stuff on MN about it, then NoW folds...join the dots, easy innit?

Enjoy the SunonSunday when it hits the shelves.

Alibabaandthe80nappies Thu 07-Jul-11 20:48:42


TrillianAstra Thu 07-Jul-11 20:50:22


Neither did Twitter.

MugglesandLuna Thu 07-Jul-11 20:51:33

Its a cost cutting excersize rolled into a PR arse covering mission.

The Sun will spread across 7 days.

Curiousmama Fri 08-Jul-11 16:53:59

Yes SunonSunday will be next

mayorquimby Fri 08-Jul-11 16:58:19

Jesus, do people actually believe in the influence of Mumsnet?

wordsonapage Fri 08-Jul-11 17:01:07

I blame the mumsnet election it's created delusions of grandeur.

youonlygetonelife Fri 08-Jul-11 17:01:44

Yes, mayorquimby, alarmingly, they do. Our leader, the sainted Justine is going on Newsnight tonight, to represent the masses. Rather than just a self selecting bunch of middle class women with too much time to waste <lumps self into that category, but without the delusions about changing the world>

CogitoErgoSometimes Fri 08-Jul-11 17:01:57

I'm quite enjoying the idea that Murdoch, haughtily ignoring an entire House of Commons Debate, a plummeting share price and threats to boycott one of his newspapers from all quarters of society.... stumbles across Mumsnet, reads a thread or two, turns pale and reaches for the telephone.... grin

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