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#41 WearyRhino

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 11:31 AM

Ah! Another supporter of press freedom! You don't have to read it. You don't have to buy it. You can leave that to the 550,000 who do buy it each day.


Ah! Another selective supporter of people's freedom to comment! You don't have to read them. You don't have to respond to it. You can leave that to the many who agree, or disagree, and actually engage in debate.

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#42 Grollo

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 11:37 AM

Ah! Another supporter of press freedom! You don't have to read it. You don't have to  buy it. You can leave that to the 550,000  who do buy it each day.

They can print whatever they like. However, I wasn't aware that we are all compelled to keep our opinions of their output to ourselves.


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Posted 20 December 2013 - 11:55 AM

Ah! Another supporter of press freedom! You don't have to read it. You don't have to  buy it. You can leave that to the 550,000  who do buy it each day.

 

It would be interesting to know why anyone does still buy it. Force of habit? Misplaced loyalty?

 

It's the paper I grew up reading (when it was still a broadsheet) as my dad used to get it delivered every day, but he gave up on it years before the precipitous decline into the parody it has become nowadays.


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#44 JohnM

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 12:10 PM

I believe in free speech.

 

It's why I have no problem mocking the Express.

 

Me too, which is why I have no problem mocking the Guardian, the Independent,  the Mirror, the New Statesman, the Press Gazette and the BBC News and Current Affairs unit and other left of centre organs.

 

I too wonder why anyone would buy the Express (or Sun..or Mail for that matter) though I suspect its the same reason why most people any paper...perhaps to seek confirmation of their own views and standards. (plus of course racing  and football pages. It goes without saying though that forum members like you and I and John are open minded and read the whole spectrum of newspapers  before forming their opinions. 

 

Mind you, I know why we all buy League Express.



#45 JohnM

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 12:13 PM

They can print whatever they like. However, I wasn't aware that we are all compelled to keep our opinions of their output to ourselves.

 

 I wasn't aware that we are all compelled to keep our opinions of their output to ourselves.

 

Me neither. It news to me, too. Where does it say that?  Is it in the Ts and Cs? I think we should be told.



#46 Grollo

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 12:22 PM

 I wasn't aware that we are all compelled to keep our opinions of their output to ourselves.

 

Me neither. It news to me, too. Where does it say that?  Is it in the Ts and Cs? I think we should be told.

The cheek of it.   :banghead:


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#47 JohnM

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 12:43 PM

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#48 Padge

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 01:01 PM

It amuses me that on this forum were the same rugby league topics, P&R, SL or Not SL etc. etc. get recycled over and over again, and where if the topic doesn't start on one of the usual subjects it degenerates into it, that some people moan about the express continually recycling its front page topics,



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#49 Bob8

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 01:03 PM

It amuses me that on this forum were the same rugby league topics, P&R, SL or Not SL etc. etc. get recycled over and over again, and where if the topic doesn't start on one of the usual subjects it degenerates into it, that some people moan about the express continually recycling its front page topics,

 

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#50 Saint Billinge

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 08:33 AM

It amuses me that on this forum were the same rugby league topics, P&R, SL or Not SL etc. etc. get recycled over and over again, and where if the topic doesn't start on one of the usual subjects it degenerates into it, that some people moan about the express continually recycling its front page topics,

 

Personally, I gave up a long time ago replying to looping threads on the rugby league forum. As for the Daily Express, I was a loyal reader for many, many years before calling it a day, so I suppose I have earned my stripes to be critical.  ;) As for my emails to the Daily Express enquiring to the reasons behind the looping headlines, I never did receive a reply. Finally, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! :tongue: Merry Christmas and all the best for the new year to one and all. Over and out on this topic. 






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