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Why the Guardian is going down the pan!

Discussion in 'UK politics, current affairs and news' started by treelover, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. oryx

    oryx Sitting on the bock of the day

    My OH bought a paper copy today and the first thing I thought was how much the branding and layout were like The Standard.

    OH is annoyed at the change because the tabloid size is too small for using to change the cat litter, whereas the Berliner size was useful!
  2. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

  3. Sue

    Sue Well-Known Member

  4. Mr Smin

    Mr Smin Registered Luser

  5. oryx

    oryx Sitting on the bock of the day

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  6. Sue

    Sue Well-Known Member

    It's beyond appalling.

    'The problem is that we are all a little squeamish. Companies going out of business is part-and-parcel of how capitalism works – it is essential that there is both creativity and destruction. For individual workers whose pay and pensions depend on the continued success of the company, that is disruptive.'

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  7. redsquirrel

    redsquirrel This Machine Kills Progressives

    Come on those disruptors like Uber!
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  8. Idris2002

    Idris2002 A kick up the Arás

    The new books section is a bit on the laughable side, and is a laughable size, I'd say.
  9. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    does this mean you've actually bought a paper copy?
  10. Idris2002

    Idris2002 A kick up the Arás

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  11. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    but you can watch the world burn online for free. this is really why the guardian is going down the pan!
  12. binka

    binka !!!!!!!!!

  13. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    Yeh we too are bereft of litter liner
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  14. Mattym

    Mattym Well-Known Member

    In the paper version they've got rid of Harangue the DJ from the Guide.
    Bye, bye Guardian!
  15. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    They've also got rid of the ITV4 listings, but not ITV2 bizarrely.
  16. BristolEcho

    BristolEcho Active Member

  17. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Somewhere under the raincloud

    I was coming here to post that. It's an absolute classic of the 'whining pompous bourgeois tosspot with zero self-awareness' genre.

    Sadly, the comments thread is closed :(
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  19. equationgirl

    equationgirl Respect my existence or expect my resistance

    I read that today and thought that the response was suitably pithy. I remembered going to the supermarket 20 years ago with my mum and seeing her having to get stuff rescanned. It was irritating but not humiliating.
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  20. Kaka Tim

    Kaka Tim Crush the Saboteurs!

  21. emanymton

    emanymton A cat politely sat on the flaming gardener.

    Just what is the point of that shit.
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  22. agricola

    agricola a genuine importer of owls

    Anything Tim Dowling can do, Nick Cohen does better:

  23. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    A fawning piece on the head of Apple, where he passes the buck to governments on regulation of his industry; "It's the states' fault that my company twists itself through every loophole going to fuck over taxpayers" (I paraphrase only slightly).
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  24. Raheem

    Raheem Well-Known Member

    Not sticking up for him, but he's not wrong. It's silly to expect a dog to put itself on a leash.
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2018
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  25. DaveCinzano


    Thought the class would enjoy this:

  26. Santino

    Santino lovelier than lovely

    Why don't you commit crimes?
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  27. Raheem

    Raheem Well-Known Member

    You mean why do I. Because I can get away with it.
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  28. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

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  29. flypanam

    flypanam “There is no reason for restraint”

    Last edited: Jan 29, 2018
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  30. billy_bob

    billy_bob supercalifragilistic-borussiamönchengladbach

    I almost want the Guardian to go out of business and everyone who writes for it to die, just so I'm not even tempted to click on the link and read that.

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