Mirror buying Express Newspapers.

Discussion in 'UK politics, current affairs and news' started by Slo-mo, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. Slo-mo

    Slo-mo Banned Banned

  2. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    I just don't get it. Why splash out so much money for a bunch of dying newspapers? I very much doubt any of the titles will exist in 10 years, maybe 5. Desmond must be pissing himself.
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  3. Slo-mo

    Slo-mo Banned Banned

    He does seem to have got a good price for what is essentially dying technology.
  4. Tankus

    Tankus living someone else's dream.

    The mail is turning into a clickbait clothes catalogue ...and considering the number of non UK "contributors" to the comments section , the bait seems highly successful ....and cynical

    apparently butt implants are a thing ...in certain circles ...but then I know this 'cause I've seen it ....my bad

    More downmarket than the Sun ?

    Murdock went down the wrong route when he tried to monetarise the online Sun ......
  5. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    Well I guess we'll just have to trust the judgment of the Trinity Mirror board. They were certainly bang on when they launched The New Day.
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  6. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt Dyslexic King Cnut the Great.

  7. Nine Bob Note

    Nine Bob Note Feck the Halls


    STATE of your pension fund!
  8. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    What would Diana say?
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  9. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    I don't know, a cunning plan could be at play here...

    1. Buy ultra right wing, deeply xenophobic newspaper whose readership are mostly old bigots
    2. Start runnng progressive headlines overnight praising immigration, Muslims and membership of the EU
    3. Send many of the older readers to their graves early through increased blood pressure caused by offending headlines
    4. 350,000 Leave voters permanently removed come the second Referendum.

    Worth a punt IMO.
  10. J Ed

    J Ed Follow Back Pro Expropriation

    Perhaps we should cut out the middle man and start gassing people who voted leave?
    Dom Traynor, NoXion, instape and 4 others like this.
  11. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    Not all of them! Some people did so with their best intentions. Not your average Express reader though.
  12. Slo-mo

    Slo-mo Banned Banned

    I wasn't particularly looking to start another Brexit thread, but FWIW I would say in reply to that....

    "Some people voted remain with the best of intentions. Not your average Times or FT reader though."
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  13. BackStabbath

    BackStabbath Banned Banned

    The Express/ Star / OK titles are profitable to the tune of £30+ million p/a

    That's probably enough of a reason.
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  14. Sparkle Motion

    Sparkle Motion Well-Known Member

    There will never be a shortage of old right wing people. In fact we seem to have an excess of them.
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  15. alex_

    alex_ Well-Known Member

    The logic will be that you can pool your news reporting, the express will be the the mirror with tits and editorial from Brietbart.

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  16. Slo-mo

    Slo-mo Banned Banned

    Maybe but will they necessarily buy newspapers in the future?

    I'm 44 and rarely buy newspapers. Will I suddenly start buying them when I hit 50 or 55?
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  17. tim

    tim Well-Known Member

    Reactionary bigotry manifests itself in many different ways
  18. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

  19. HoratioCuthbert

    HoratioCuthbert What’s in these batteries? An I, an O.

    A dying newspaper as the thread suggests, but you still felt the need to have a dig at leave voters here :rolleyes:
  20. Ax^

    Ax^ Silly Rabbit

    is beachcomber still going in the express

    was a guilty pleasure in a previous job as someone was a reader of the rag

    just checked it is

    not sure what else you want from the express

    Diana memorbilia

  21. Raheem

    Raheem Well-Known Member

    Just the ones with an affected persecution complex about it.
  22. josef1878

    josef1878 Well-Known Member

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  23. Kaka Tim

    Kaka Tim Crush the Saboteurs!

    joke newspaper. cynically and relentless targeting pensioners with constant regurgitated biddy bait headlines

    pensions threat/bonanza
    house prices (always booming)
    new cure/treatment for Alzheimers/heart disease/dementia.
    extreme weather.
    the glory of brexit/evil of the eu.
    evil immigrants
    rinse and repeat for 15 years.

    kill it in the face.
  24. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

    Today's "trending topics" on the Express site are SpaceX, Bitcoin, Brexit, North Korea, World War 3, and Scotland. There's probably a juicy £10 bonus waiting for any editor who can get at least four of them into one headline. £20 if they can add "Maddie" or "Diana."
    farmerbarleymow likes this.
  25. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    Fruity girls who may or may not be 16 or over.
  26. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt Dyslexic King Cnut the Great.

    The Competition and Markets Authority is launching a formal investigation into the take-over.

    CMA launches probe into Trinity Mirror Express takeover - Journalism News from HoldtheFrontPage
  27. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt Dyslexic King Cnut the Great.

    Has now been referred to OFCOM too, on the grounds of “public interest”.

    DCMS intervenes in Trinity Mirror Express deal - Journalism News from HoldtheFrontPage
  28. NoXion

    NoXion It's been 600 years...

    What competition? Most UK "news"papers are just different flavours and textures of shit. Fucking destroy them all I say.

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