I just got back from the UK, and tho' the quality of newsrag there is prettty lamentable (excepting a couple of notable publications),
Unfortunately the majority of the UK read sh*t like "The Sun", which is more or less printed Fox News. Very sad.
It's not a coincidence, 'The Sun" is part of Rupert Murdock's media empire.
The good news is that Rupert Murdoch's name is mud here now, with the News International Phone Hacking Scandal
(Well worth researching by the way) still ongoing. As a result of this one of his papers "The News of the World" was axed and "The Sun" is soon-to-be under investigation for similar criminal offenses. Murdoch's empire is being systematically expelled from the UK, thank god. This isn't taking into account that Murdoch himself has been moving more and more assets to the USA and appeared on FOX News to say that he doesn't care about the English people anymore, which added another layer to the sh*t sandwich. Paul McMullan is part of this "Gutter Press" who gets verbally mauled in this YouTube video.
The reasons "The Sun" sells so many papers is because,
1. It's dirt-cheap (30p), reflected in the quality of the writing too.
2. It never provides evidence or cites it's sources, it acts on "Opinion" (Guess Who's?)
3. Guys like seeing topless women.
4. Women like reading "Dear Deardrie" segments and like the trashy columns about celebrities.
5. Shorter articles, for people with short attention spans who don't want to get the full story.
Personally I read The Independent and/or The Guardian. Sure, they cost considerably more than other papers (£1.20) but the quality of journalism found is leagues better than anything Murdoch's rags provide. Despite being the herald for the end of life as we know it, I'll let The Daily Mail slide.
Back on topic, Romney is a tool. Edited, Aug 1st 2012 11:02am by Tatham
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
Invictus -- William Ernest Henley