Does anyone here read the Sun newspaper?

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Does anyone here read the Sun newspaper?

Postby Awayfromburnley » Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:37 am

Yes or no?

Honestly not intended as a snobbish post but I would love to hear a rationale as to why. Many tabloids are poor but the Sun tops it for me in terms of it's blatant nonsense and desire to sway public opinion.

I've read it whilst in the barbers and it hurts my head when I read it.

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Re: Does anyone here read the Sun newspaper?

Postby Tricky Trevor » Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:42 am

No.
The Sun and newspaper shouldn’t be used in the same sentence.
It sold because of page 3 girls and a crossword the working man could finish and think he was intelligent.

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Re: Does anyone here read the Sun newspaper?

Postby theroyaldyche » Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:55 am

Mail online.only.

Havent bought a paper for year. The online versions of the sun are riddle.with pop ups

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Re: Does anyone here read the Sun newspaper?

Postby Grumps » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:05 am

Yes... Nowt wrong with it sports wise

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Re: Does anyone here read the Sun newspaper?

Postby Lord Beamish » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:29 am

Only for the pictures.
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Re: Does anyone here read the Sun newspaper?

Postby Blackrod » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:57 am

Grumps wrote:Yes... Nowt wrong with it sports wise


Other than pretending they’ve sent reporters to football matches and making player scores up ? it’s lost any kind of credibility for me.

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Re: Does anyone here read the Sun newspaper?

Postby Top Claret » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:58 am

Can't be any worse than that awful left wing rag called the Mirror

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Re: Does anyone here read the Sun newspaper?

Postby MACCA » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:02 am

Cant remember last time I baught a paper, probably when I used to work on site

I'd buy the star , my work mate would buy the Sun and we would swap at dinner after reading our own.

But that was when they were about 20p each!

Don't even get to read the paper in the barbers these days as its appointment only, so no waiting.

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Re: Does anyone here read the Sun newspaper?

Postby evensteadiereddie » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:08 am

Top Claret wrote:Can't be any worse than that awful left wing rag called the Mirror


I think you'll find it is. Depends how obsessed you are with "celebrities", I suppose.

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Re: Does anyone here read the Sun newspaper?

Postby Top Claret » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:14 am

When I worked on the sites, I read the express. My mate who was older than me would talk. me to death, so I bought him a beano every day to shut him up

The same fella a couple of years later got a job in the prison service, he was on guard in the Chapel were the Strangeway riots kicked off. He more than likely drove them to it

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Re: Does anyone here read the Sun newspaper?

Postby Rick_Muller » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:15 am

why anyone in today's world would want to waste money on buying a red top rag is beyond me, especially as it's all online these days

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Re: Does anyone here read the Sun newspaper?

Postby Local cricketer » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:23 am

I buy it for the sudoku

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Re: Does anyone here read the Sun newspaper?

Postby Rick_Muller » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:28 am

Local cricketer wrote:I buy it for the sudoku

there's an App for that ;)

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Re: Does anyone here read the Sun newspaper?

Postby claret2018 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:29 am

Awayfromburnley wrote:Yes or no?

Honestly not intended as a snobbish post but I would love to hear a rationale as to why. Many tabloids are poor but the Sun tops it for me in terms of it's blatant nonsense and desire to sway public opinion.

I've read it whilst in the barbers and it hurts my head when I read it.



The Mail and Express are worse in my opinion, they are tabloids in all but banner colour.

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Re: Does anyone here read the Sun newspaper?

Postby TVC15 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:36 am

The Sun was free to pick up on my flight to Italy last weekend - I declined.
I’d rather read the sick bag on the plane
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Re: Does anyone here read the Sun newspaper?

Postby Bosscat » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:43 am

No ... nuff said :D

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Re: Does anyone here read the Sun newspaper?

Postby BOYSIE31 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:55 am

Best paper going for sports section

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Re: Does anyone here read the Sun newspaper?

Postby SammyBoy » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:08 am

I occasionally see a story in the online edition of The Sun, usually when it's linked from here or social media. It makes me laugh how they regularly use bizarre phrases or words that nobody ever uses in real life. My favourites are 'lags' instead of prisoners, and 'romped' instead of had sex, i.e. "The lags romped behind bars". I'm sure there are others but those are the ones I've seen most frequently. Really weird, and not sure of the rationale behind it ..

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Re: Does anyone here read the Sun newspaper?

Postby Burnley1989 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:20 am

No, as said above I even decline it when travelling and it’s free. I’m surprised it’s still going to be honest

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Re: Does anyone here read the Sun newspaper?

Postby FactualFrank » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:24 am

If I go to the cafe, I'll generally pick up whatever is today's paper in there and flick through. By that I mean turn straight to the back, read the football news and then skim through the rest, especially past the reality TV shite.
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Re: Does anyone here read the Sun newspaper?

Postby Dy1geo » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:28 am

I buy it on a Saturday only mainly for the racing and football section.

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Re: Does anyone here read the Sun newspaper?

Postby Rowls » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:14 am

Funny how it seems that *everyone* hates the Sun.

It was the best tabloid in the country for years, if not decades.

The times of newspapers is disappearing before our eyes but if you want to know how good it was, just how well written those stories were you only have to see a thread like this:

Even when it has lost 90% of its relevance it still garners attention and comments.

The Sun was a megalith and an institution.

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Re: Does anyone here read the Sun newspaper?

Postby Brunlea » Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:02 pm

I don’t read the sun but to be honest I very rarely read any newspapers these days. I have lost trust in their agenda led reporting and what can only be described as continual journalistic bullying.

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Re: Does anyone here read the Sun newspaper?

Postby Chester Perry » Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:11 pm

wasn't there a FA Cup replay reported in the sun that unusually for a match report still remains very popular in these parts over 25 years on - and even more unusually feels as relevant today as it did then
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Re: Does anyone here read the Sun newspaper?

Postby Herts Clarets » Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:11 pm

SammyBoy wrote:I occasionally see a story in the online edition of The Sun, usually when it's linked from here or social media. It makes me laugh how they regularly use bizarre phrases or words that nobody ever uses in real life. My favourites are 'lags' instead of prisoners, and 'romped' instead of had sex, i.e. "The lags romped behind bars". I'm sure there are others but those are the ones I've seen most frequently. Really weird, and not sure of the rationale behind it ..


Swooped is another one. As in The Clarets swooped to sign robust Belgian international Steven Defour. Probably from Antwerp Royal Infirmary.....

And any headline or article involving Liverpool must have the word "Kop" included. Burnley swoop to sign Kop ace Jon Flanagan on loan

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Re: Does anyone here read the Sun newspaper?

Postby Hipper » Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:13 pm

Rowls wrote:Funny how it seems that *everyone* hates the Sun.

It was the best tabloid in the country for years, if not decades.


It was the best SELLING tabloid - paper in fact - for years.

Surely there's still the Sunday Sport and its stable mates. 'Our own' Tony Livesey was editor at one time.

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Re: Does anyone here read the Sun newspaper?

Postby Bosscat » Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:17 pm

Hipper wrote:It was the best SELLING tabloid - paper in fact - for years.

Surely there's still the Sunday Sport and its stable mates. 'Our own' Tony Livesey was editor at one time.

Who can forget the Sunday Sport girls half time cabaret show :lol: :lol: :lol: at the Turf

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Re: Does anyone here read the Sun newspaper?

Postby Quickenthetempo » Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:19 pm

Is Dear Deidre still knocking about?

Always raised a chuckle in the works canteen up and down the country.

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Re: Does anyone here read the Sun newspaper?

Postby Wile E Coyote » Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:28 pm

Its a paper for the ITV crowd, and all those that watch any celebrity ****. Its good that is declining. Used to have a round 12 million daily sales.
Murdoch obviously used it and other publications to sway the voting public. they had editorials that they used as a cosh, lots of "our boys" stuff when they wanted to stifle debate on military stuff, and tons of nothingness with limp brained celebrity reporters attending events that meant nothing to anyone really.

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Re: Does anyone here read the Sun newspaper?

Postby Belial » Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:46 pm

Herts Clarets wrote:Swooped is another one. As in The Clarets swooped to sign robust Belgian international Steven Defour. Probably from Antwerp Royal Infirmary.....

And any headline or article involving Liverpool must have the word "Kop" included. Burnley swoop to sign Kop ace Jon Flanagan on loan


Not many, if any, people in Liverpool would buy the Sun though

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Re: Does anyone here read the Sun newspaper?

Postby Belial » Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:51 pm

The paper has to keep going so that people can read about banana boats, cheese pasties, Love Island, and which WAG's kipper fell out at the weekend - all in one place
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Re: Does anyone here read the Sun newspaper?

Postby Bosscat » Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:02 pm

Belial wrote:The paper has to keep going so that people can read about banana boats, cheese pasties, Love Island, and which WAG's kipper fell out at the weekend - all in one place

WAG's kipper :lol: :lol: :lol:
Had to google that and look what was top....

https://www.thesun.co.uk/archives/news/ ... wag-dream/

You've got it THE SUN
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Re: Does anyone here read the Sun newspaper?

Postby bfcjg » Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:03 pm

Tricky Trevor wrote:No.
The Sun and newspaper shouldn’t be used in the same sentence.
It sold because of page 3 girls and a crossword the working man could finish and think he was intelligent.

What if you are a gay dyslexic could they buy it ?

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Re: Does anyone here read the Sun newspaper?

Postby Chobulous » Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:11 pm

bfcjg wrote:What if you are a gay dyslexic


BGLT if you don't mind
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Re: Does anyone here read the Sun newspaper?

Postby GodIsADeeJay81 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:14 pm

Been years since I've looked through a Sun paper, I don't even bother with their online site.

However it's guaranteed there will be people who claim they don't read it but will know what's in there, bit like the Daily Mail and it's detractors, or Talksport :lol:

I flit between Guardian and Mail

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Re: Does anyone here read the Sun newspaper?

Postby AfloatinClaret » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:16 pm

Wile E Coyote wrote:...Murdoch obviously used it and other publications to sway the voting public. they had editorials that they used as a cosh...


That was (perhaps still is?) the great secret about the Sun, everybody 'knew' what was always on page-3, but few realised that page-4 always had an editorial and more importantly a headline, in support of whichever political party Rupert was favouring; I'm sure few people actually read the story, but without necessarily realising it, everyone saw the headline.
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Re: Does anyone here read the Sun newspaper?

Postby chipbutty » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:23 pm

Top Claret wrote:When I worked on the sites, I read the express. My mate who was older than me would talk. me to death, so I bought him a beano every day to shut him up

The same fella a couple of years later got a job in the prison service, he was on guard in the Chapel were the Strangeway riots kicked off. He more than likely drove them to it

How did you manage to buy him a comic daily if it only came out once a week? :o

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Re: Does anyone here read the Sun newspaper?

Postby CnBtruntru » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:28 pm

AfloatinClaret wrote:That was (perhaps still is?) the great secret about the Sun, everybody 'knew' what was always on page-3, but few realised that page-4 always had an editorial and more importantly a headline, in support of whichever political party Rupert was favouring; I'm sure few people actually read the story, but without necessarily realising it, everyone saw the headline.


How could you see the headline on page 4 when page 3 was the other side of it?

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Re: Does anyone here read the Sun newspaper?

Postby mkmel » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:31 pm

Top Claret wrote:Can't be any worse than that awful left wing rag called the Mirror

I would say the Sun is way further to the right than the Mirror is to the left

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Re: Does anyone here read the Sun newspaper?

Postby Herts Clarets » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:54 pm

I dread the day that the printed news media is no longer. How am I going to light my log burner during the cold winter without a ready supply of newspaper to get it going....

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Re: Does anyone here read the Sun newspaper?

Postby AfloatinClaret » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:37 am

CnBtruntru wrote:How could you see the headline on page 4 when page 3 was the other side of it?


Apologies - it was page-2 two.

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Re: Does anyone here read the Sun newspaper?

Postby Rowls » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:15 am

mkmel wrote:I would say the Sun is way further to the right than the Mirror is to the left


It all depends where you stand, doesn’t it?

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Re: Does anyone here read the Sun newspaper?

Postby Claretmatt4 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:58 am

I don't read any newspaper but they have them all at work gratis.

What gets my goat is the incessant use of **** puns. Its like they aren't allowed to commission a headline without it being some kind of weak play on words.

Its not big and its not clever. Although in fairness the font is big.

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Re: Does anyone here read the Sun newspaper?

Postby Claretmatt4 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:00 am

Case in point.

Hahahaha 'megging'! Do you get it? Cos it sounds like making, and her name is Meg! How inventive and clever.

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Re: Does anyone here read the Sun newspaper?

Postby Tinribs » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:09 am

What do you expect for 55p you can’t buy a kit kat for that,football section is the best read out of the tabloids.I buy it to browse through at work I can’t be arsed reading through a full page of type about Jeremy Corbyn,when the Sun can sum it up in a paragraph alongside a picture of him with a turnip super imposed on his bonce.

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Re: Does anyone here read the Sun newspaper?

Postby Damo » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:40 am

I used to read it when I was in my late teens. I dont even pick it up in the cafe when I go for a sandwich now.
It's more of a comic than a newspaper.
The mirror is very similar to the sun. I think people transition from the sun to the mirror when they hit the age of having to worry about the tories taking away their free tv licence, with the added bonus of the holiday section, with all the top "gentle walks in the canary islands" etc

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Re: Does anyone here read the Sun newspaper?

Postby Hibsclaret » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:47 am

I have to admit I have often thought Sun headlines are very witty and had a laugh whilst glancing at them in a shop. Never bought the paper mind....

Elton takes David up the aisle was a personal favourite

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Re: Does anyone here read the Sun newspaper?

Postby Stalbansclaret » Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:12 pm

My local coffee shop gets the Times and the Sun in every day and most days I pop in there and read both to some degree or another. The latter is light reading and nonsense (some of it amusing) but has better football transfer speculation and helps with "general knowledge" of lowbrow culture for pub quizzes.

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Re: Does anyone here read the Sun newspaper?

Postby yTib » Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:18 pm

Stalbansclaret wrote:The latter is light reading and nonsense (some of it amusing) but has better football transfer speculation and helps with "general knowledge" of lowbrow culture for pub quizzes.


no offence pal but what pub quizzes do you go to and just how 'low brow' are they?

i can only imagine the crappy trivia in that paper being good for a quiz at a chimps' tea party.

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Re: Does anyone here read the Sun newspaper?

Postby Swizzlestick » Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:23 pm

Couldn’t give a toss about how good their sports coverage is, after how they reported on Hillsborough, they shouldn’t be receiving a penny of anybody’s money.


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