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I will stop reading the Guardian now - anyone else like to join me?

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carlajean Sat 09-Jan-16 12:19:11

This is a spin off from the previous thread about Cologne. What has made me most angry (and many others, I believe) is the refusal of the Guardian and the BBC to deal with it adequately. I can't change the BBC, but I can, and have, stopped reading the Guardian. Perhaps if enough of is said they would do this it might damage their already poor selling figures, and make them listen to ordinary women.
Would anyone else like to join me in saying this?

Atomik Sat 09-Jan-16 12:24:21

<raises hand>

I've given up on it.

When it comes to women's issues the Guardian has demonstrated whose side they are firmly on. And it's not ours.

AnnaForbes Sat 09-Jan-16 12:25:56

Me too, App deleted off phone and I wont be buying any copies in the newsagents either.

SwedishEdith Sat 09-Jan-16 12:26:19

Deborah Orr's article is pretty good today.

AnyFucker Sat 09-Jan-16 12:26:46

Yes, I boycotted Guardian a couple of years ago.

The woman hating stuff they peddle and the "comments" they publish in the name of free speech are at times disgusting.

AnnaForbes Sat 09-Jan-16 12:28:19

Is anyone on twitter? can we have a hashtag boycottguardian (disclaimer, not a social media user so clueless).

ohdearlord Sat 09-Jan-16 12:30:31

Haven't read it for a while (got annoyed with one-sided society coverage) - what's the problem?

AnyFucker Sat 09-Jan-16 12:30:45

I boycotted Twitter too smile

It was doing my blood pressure no good at all.

PseudoBadger Sat 09-Jan-16 12:34:48

What have you been reading instead?

bertsdinner Sat 09-Jan-16 12:38:49

I will. I liked to read the Guardian as they do interesting articles. The reporting on these sex attacks has infuriated me.
They are hypocrites who sweep women's rights under the carpet. They bang on and on about the rape culture and patriarchy, but minimise and ignore a massive, serious sex attack on numerous women.
I feel the rights of women are being undermined and the Guardian turns away.
Their recent article on Cologne disgusted me. Deborah Orr's article is a bit better but still not great.

carlajean Sat 09-Jan-16 12:41:33

I though Deborah Orr was too little too late.
I've decided to now read the Financial Times, which seems to be more balanced, with much better journalistic standards and a lot more news and a lot less comment.

gingercat12 Sat 09-Jan-16 13:01:19

I am disappointed in the Guardian, because I expected better from them. As a general I have ignored a lot of their reporting on international issues anyway, as they are too biased. I still blame them for siding with the Libdems 6 years ago as well.

I am not sure I can go full boycott on them though. I really like some of the contributors and the telly blogs.

niminypiminy Sat 09-Jan-16 13:12:18

Yeah I thought I'd boycott The Guardian and read that newspaper that champions feminism, now what's it called? You know, that other broadsheet that has a woman editor and actually employs foreign correspondents rather than reprinting wire stories and does some investigative journalism, oh you know the one...

MuddhaOfSuburbia Sat 09-Jan-16 13:14:57

LOL niminy

also sad

MuddhaOfSuburbia Sat 09-Jan-16 13:16:23

I still blame them for siding with the Libdems 6 years ago as well.


but I really can't find any alternative. The indie is a clickbait rag imo

Egosumquisum Sat 09-Jan-16 14:33:54

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niminypiminy Sat 09-Jan-16 14:58:21

I never read the comments. Life's too short and they're too predictable and stupid.

originalmavis Sat 09-Jan-16 15:02:09

What did it say? I haven't read it for years.

Kennington Sat 09-Jan-16 15:06:15

I love the guardian but the Opinion prices are often barmy - lacking a good insight into statistics and science
They need someone like Ben gold acre back in there still read but avoid the mad opinion columns
I am ultra feminist but still cringe and some of the fake female issues they raise

hiddenhome2 Sat 09-Jan-16 16:27:41

I don't know which newspapers are sensible anymore. They all seem quite trashy these days confused

I've read the odd online Guardian article and have felt myself becoming angry, so generally steer clear of it. It's a left wing parody really.

QueenLaBeefah Sat 09-Jan-16 16:30:15

I'm in

Normally read the Guardian but after cologne they can piss right off. That victim blaming article yesterday really was the final straw.

originalmavis Sat 09-Jan-16 16:31:22

I usually read 4 a day plus online articles from press like the Huffington post and nyt. I have up to 4 hours commute a day and a couple of classes a week that I need to hang around at for DS.

OTheHugeManatee Sat 09-Jan-16 16:36:29

I ditched the Guardian years ago. I loathe its shrillness, it's metropolitan myopia and its appalling one-sidedness. It is every bit as biased as the Daily Mail, with a side order of censoriousness and revolting virtue-signalling.

TannhauserGate Sat 09-Jan-16 16:54:59

The problem is all the papers are terrible now. Telegraph is like buzzfeed. Independent pisses me off being in an enormous font as if I'm reading ORT (though content usually at Magic Key level).
I refuse to give Murdoch money.
What is left?
I end up reading spectator, new York times, private eye and LRB.

QueenLaBeefah Sat 09-Jan-16 16:57:29

Private Eye is still good and does proper investigative journalism

Torygraph now just copies and paste most of its articles from the Daily hate (because it sacked 2/3s of its journalists recently)

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