Sun spots

I was going to write a post about The Sun.Sun

In the course of following up on the story of Edward Snowden and the NSA leaks, I felt obliged to see how it was handled by The Sun. That was not a wise thing to do. I’m still getting over it.

When I left England, nearly 40 years ago, The Sun was already a scurrilous rag, but at least it looked like a newspaper. But this? If you didn’t know, how could you guess it’s not a comic? Calling this a newspaper ought to be an offence under the Trade Descriptions Act.

Horrified, I looked up the circulation figures, something else I really ought not to have done. The Sun has the ninth largest circulation of any daily ‘newspaper’ in the world! It’s average UK daily circulation in January 2013 was 2,409,811. God all bloody mighty! Two and a half million Brits actually buy this codswallop every day and presumably base their ‘opinions’ on it. In other words (because you can bet your boots they all voted) in the last general election 12% of votes cast were those of fully indoctrinated, thought-proof ignoramuses. Shouldn’t that invalidate the election result?

So, yes, I thought, I’ll have a good rant about The Sun. But on second thoughts I’ve got better things to do.

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