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ZZzzz

ZZzzz Report 3 Mar 2013 09:16

Having bought my Uncle a newspaper of the day he born in 1942 for his birthday last year I realised it only had news, no gossip or scandal or foreign trivia. Although the war was on so that was probably made a difference, but if that happened now would the papers actually sell if it was proper news?

Porkie_Pie

Porkie_Pie Report 3 Mar 2013 09:42

I stopped buying papers when they stopped reporting NEWS and started all this race to sell more papers than anyone else as is the case today, that was around 1970

Roy

EDIT, when i say above they stopped reporting news, I should have said when they stopped reporting facts and started reporting speculation

maggiewinchester

maggiewinchester Report 3 Mar 2013 12:50

I used to buy the Guardian - then noticed adverts for 'escorts' in the back. (this was about 1985)

I thought, if an allegedly 'proper' newspaper has to have this stuff in it, I'd rather not pay for my children to see it :-|

Occasionally buy a local paper now.

DazedConfused

DazedConfused Report 3 Mar 2013 12:52

Sadly its all the ads in the papers that keeps them going, not how many they actually sell.

We rarely buy a paper, find the Metro gives me all the news I need and at the weekend or days when OH is not working we buy the i which is a great paper.

Mauatthecoast

Mauatthecoast Report 3 Mar 2013 13:02

Think probably during the war newspapers (while not being censored) were only printing facts after the event, unless items printed were thought to be unpatriotic.
On radio they would have been very careful about giving out certain news in case of panics!

I don't buy newspapers as up to date important news is usually given on the radio/tv and internet.