mudcat.org: BS: UK Catters; what newspaper do you read?
Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe

Post to this Thread - Printer Friendly - Home
Page: [1] [2]


BS: UK Catters; what newspaper do you read?

GUEST,Folkie Dave 09 Aug 01 - 02:05 PM
brid widder 09 Aug 01 - 02:14 PM
selby 09 Aug 01 - 02:22 PM
Noreen 09 Aug 01 - 02:40 PM
Lonesome EJ 09 Aug 01 - 02:41 PM
vindelis 09 Aug 01 - 02:47 PM
GUEST,Folkie Dave 09 Aug 01 - 02:54 PM
Shields Folk 09 Aug 01 - 03:08 PM
John MacKenzie 09 Aug 01 - 03:08 PM
Les from Hull 09 Aug 01 - 03:10 PM
Gareth 09 Aug 01 - 03:19 PM
brid widder 09 Aug 01 - 03:23 PM
GUEST,Willa 09 Aug 01 - 03:36 PM
GUEST,Willa 09 Aug 01 - 03:38 PM
ard mhacha 09 Aug 01 - 03:44 PM
Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull 09 Aug 01 - 04:37 PM
GUEST,PCW 09 Aug 01 - 04:39 PM
Paul from Hull 09 Aug 01 - 06:21 PM
Firecat 09 Aug 01 - 07:15 PM
sian, west wales 10 Aug 01 - 04:33 AM
Michael in Swansea 10 Aug 01 - 06:09 AM
GUEST,Roger the skiffler 10 Aug 01 - 06:36 AM
Snuffy 10 Aug 01 - 07:13 AM
Airto 10 Aug 01 - 07:23 AM
Grab 10 Aug 01 - 07:30 AM
John J 10 Aug 01 - 10:04 AM
Trevor 10 Aug 01 - 10:27 AM
GUEST,MC Fat 10 Aug 01 - 10:54 AM
brid widder 10 Aug 01 - 12:14 PM
Ringer 10 Aug 01 - 12:19 PM
Les b (U.K.) 10 Aug 01 - 01:57 PM
running.hare 10 Aug 01 - 02:01 PM
Gareth 10 Aug 01 - 02:08 PM
fat B****rd 10 Aug 01 - 03:11 PM
Peter K (Fionn) 10 Aug 01 - 06:09 PM
Gareth 10 Aug 01 - 06:21 PM
8_Pints 10 Aug 01 - 06:58 PM
GUEST,colwyn dane 10 Aug 01 - 07:57 PM
McGrath of Harlow 11 Aug 01 - 05:29 PM
McGrath of Harlow 11 Aug 01 - 05:35 PM
Mrs.Duck 11 Aug 01 - 05:43 PM
McGrath of Harlow 11 Aug 01 - 06:36 PM
Gareth 11 Aug 01 - 08:15 PM
GUEST 11 Aug 01 - 08:27 PM
GUEST 12 Aug 01 - 10:03 AM
John MacKenzie 12 Aug 01 - 12:28 PM
mouldy 12 Aug 01 - 01:08 PM
JulieF 13 Aug 01 - 07:15 AM
GUEST,Kirsty 13 Aug 01 - 10:05 AM
Steve Parkes 13 Aug 01 - 12:02 PM
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:






Subject: UK Catters; what newspaper do you read?
From: GUEST,Folkie Dave
Date: 09 Aug 01 - 02:05 PM

Hope you don't mind me asking, but following a conversation with a friend last night, we came to the conclusion (after several beers) that at least 80% of Folkies are Guardian readers.

May I do a quick straw poll to confirm / deny this?

Thanks for your time

Folkie Dave (A Guardian reader)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: UK Catters; what newspaper do you read?
From: brid widder
Date: 09 Aug 01 - 02:14 PM

none!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: UK Catters; what newspaper do you read?
From: selby
Date: 09 Aug 01 - 02:22 PM

none


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: UK Catters; what newspaper do you read?
From: Noreen
Date: 09 Aug 01 - 02:40 PM

I don't get a daily paper atm due to financial restrictions, but when I do buy one it is the Guardian.

Noreen


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: UK Catters; what newspaper do you read?
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 09 Aug 01 - 02:41 PM

From: Lion

When I'm at home (B'mouth) I read the Mail or for a real newspaper the Times. It seems that most newspapers are more interested in the size of one's breasts than anything that might affect local or national interest. When I'm "here" I read the Rocky Mountain News. What an odd question though. It's hard to believe that anybody calling themselves a"folkie" would disdain the news. However much we might disagree or be disgusted or whatever, isn't that why we have letters to the editor?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: UK Catters; what newspaper do you read?
From: vindelis
Date: 09 Aug 01 - 02:47 PM

When I had time to read a paper, it was The Independent. These days this site is as good as any newspaper, and far more interesting.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: UK Catters; what newspaper do you read?
From: GUEST,Folkie Dave
Date: 09 Aug 01 - 02:54 PM

Well, on current responses, my theory's going totally down the drain!

I'll wait for a few more before admitting defeat though!

Folkie Dave


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: UK Catters; what newspaper do you read?
From: Shields Folk
Date: 09 Aug 01 - 03:08 PM

Daily, The Newcastle Journal, but on a Sunday its the Independent(on Sunday).


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: UK Catters; what newspaper do you read?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 09 Aug 01 - 03:08 PM

Well Dave, part of the problem with the question you ask, is that the reading of some papers is a dead giveaway, while the reading of others is likely to attract scorn from people who think they know better. I have always found that most folkies have a leftward leaning politically, so I guess that they would read the papers appropriate to their political views. I myself am a Telegraph reader, and was once castigated for reading a right wing Tory rag, but I find it contains a good balance of stories, and also realises that football is not the only sport played in the UK. The crossword is good too, and also I know bias when I read it, and treat it as such. Good luck with proving your theory.

Jock


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: UK Catters; what newspaper do you read?
From: Les from Hull
Date: 09 Aug 01 - 03:10 PM

I don't read a newspaper, as I am quite capable of thinking for myself, although I do read Private Eye.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: UK Catters; what newspaper do you read?
From: Gareth
Date: 09 Aug 01 - 03:19 PM

Gareth

Western Mail,
South Wales Echo
oh yes, and the Grauniad !

Gareth


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: UK Catters; what newspaper do you read?
From: brid widder
Date: 09 Aug 01 - 03:23 PM

I do read whatever my chips come wrapped in...does that mean I 'disdain the news'or just the nespaper?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: UK Catters; what newspaper do you read?
From: GUEST,Willa
Date: 09 Aug 01 - 03:36 PM

Just means you're a typical Yorkshire lass, and want full value for your money. I don't buy a morning paper now, but when I did, it was a different one each day, usually from Independent/Grauniad/Telegraph/Times


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: UK Catters; what newspaper do you read?
From: GUEST,Willa
Date: 09 Aug 01 - 03:38 PM

Just means you're a typical Yorkshire lass, and want full value for your money. I don't buy a morning paper now, but when I did, it was a different one each day, usually from Independent/Grauniad/Telegraph/Times


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: UK Catters; what newspaper do you read?
From: ard mhacha
Date: 09 Aug 01 - 03:44 PM

Irish News and The Guardian, for the benefit of those Catters who are not familiar with English Tabloids,George Bush might even manage to read them, yes they are that bad. Slan Ard Mhacha.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: UK Catters; what newspaper do you read?
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 09 Aug 01 - 04:37 PM

I read The Times/Sunday Times, The Racing Post and The Ull Daily Mail.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: UK Catters; what newspaper do you read?
From: GUEST,PCW
Date: 09 Aug 01 - 04:39 PM

Since the newsagent at my local station closed the only morning paper I can get is Metro.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: UK Catters; what newspaper do you read?
From: Paul from Hull
Date: 09 Aug 01 - 06:21 PM

Papers? It saya RIZLA on mine......*G* & ok, I know the anagram...IZAL without enough R's....

Sorry, that joke will simply NOT work for any American or Canadian 'catters! At ANY level!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: UK Catters; what newspaper do you read?
From: Firecat
Date: 09 Aug 01 - 07:15 PM

Well, Dad usually gets the Daily Mail, and I swipe that, but when I'm at college I get the Selby Times, cos there's a column in it that's all about college.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: UK Catters; what newspaper do you read?
From: sian, west wales
Date: 10 Aug 01 - 04:33 AM

Western Mail here, too. (Just to REALLY skew the stats!) And I try to read two others online: the Globe and Mail (Canada), and The Irish Times. It helps keep some perspective ...

sian


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: UK Catters; what newspaper do you read?
From: Michael in Swansea
Date: 10 Aug 01 - 06:09 AM

Daily Telegraph, Sunday Express, South Wales Evening Post

Mike


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: UK Catters; what newspaper do you read?
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 10 Aug 01 - 06:36 AM

Yes, stereotypically I read the paper Grauniad and look at the Times and Telegraph and London Evening Standard online (the ST for the Matt cartoon, honest) and Private Eye online for the cartoons.
RtS


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: UK Catters; what newspaper do you read?
From: Snuffy
Date: 10 Aug 01 - 07:13 AM

Grauniad Mon to Fri only - I've got better things to do at weekends than read papers

Wassail! V


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: UK Catters; what newspaper do you read?
From: Airto
Date: 10 Aug 01 - 07:23 AM

I'm not from the UK but here in Brussels I buy an English paper most days. First choice is The Independent. A similar political colour to the Guardian and far better racing coverage.

When back in Ireland I go for the Racing Post (Joninull, a soulmate!) and the Irish Times, but to be honest the Irish papers have become very dull and rather smug.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: UK Catters; what newspaper do you read?
From: Grab
Date: 10 Aug 01 - 07:30 AM

Rarely get papers these days - read the BBC news site every day, which is enough for me. Sometimes get the Telegraph for the news reporting and review section, and ignore the political columns and social fluff.

Graham.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: UK Catters; what newspaper do you read?
From: John J
Date: 10 Aug 01 - 10:04 AM

The Grauniad, (& Private Eye sometimes), sometimes the Sunday Times for the travel section.

John


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: UK Catters; what newspaper do you read?
From: Trevor
Date: 10 Aug 01 - 10:27 AM

I'm a Telley reader, although I race through the 'news' so that I can get to the crossword. It's sport supplement is pretty good as well. My ocal papers are The Shrpshire Star and The South Shropshire Journal, which once carried a front-page story about a bloke who had some lettuce nicked from his allotment.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: UK Catters; what newspaper do you read?
From: GUEST,MC Fat
Date: 10 Aug 01 - 10:54 AM

Next week I'll be reading the Whitby Gazzette which is really fab. The Crime page is a stonker ,last time the big crime wave in Whitby was a spate of milk bottles going missing from doorsteps ,that's enough to send the SWAT team out.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: UK Catters; what newspaper do you read?
From: brid widder
Date: 10 Aug 01 - 12:14 PM

but such an eminent local journal will be anxious to chronicle the progress of the chair lift project!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: UK Catters; what newspaper do you read?
From: Ringer
Date: 10 Aug 01 - 12:19 PM

Telegraph (Saturdays only, usually have it finished by following Wed)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: UK Catters; what newspaper do you read?
From: Les b (U.K.)
Date: 10 Aug 01 - 01:57 PM

I never get a daily paper, too depressing. But I read the local rag every week, and get vexed when people comlain that they didn't know about this event or that development or the local factory closing down, and then tell me they never read the local paper. Local issues are the ones that effect us directly.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: UK Catters; what newspaper do you read?
From: running.hare
Date: 10 Aug 01 - 02:01 PM

Telegraph, though I don't always read it. It's realy dads paper.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: UK Catters; what newspaper do you read?
From: Gareth
Date: 10 Aug 01 - 02:08 PM

Trevor

Was that typo Local or Yocal

Gareth


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: UK Catters; what newspaper do you read?
From: fat B****rd
Date: 10 Aug 01 - 03:11 PM

Guardian (Saturday) Observer (sunday) and I peek at semi naked women on the Tabloid shelf in my newsagent. Yours unashamedly The fB


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: UK Catters; what newspaper do you read?
From: Peter K (Fionn)
Date: 10 Aug 01 - 06:09 PM

Morning Star.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: UK Catters; what newspaper do you read?
From: Gareth
Date: 10 Aug 01 - 06:21 PM

Morning Star - Thank God ther's at least one Tanky left !!

Gareth


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: UK Catters; what newspaper do you read?
From: 8_Pints
Date: 10 Aug 01 - 06:58 PM

I never buy any tabloids, and will only read those with good sports coverage (usually the "ToryGraph") if away on business.

Otherwise whatever is provided free on the train or hotel when on business.

Prefer "Private Eye" or New Scientist, etc.

Bob vG


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: UK Catters; what newspaper do you read?
From: GUEST,colwyn dane
Date: 10 Aug 01 - 07:57 PM

I don't buy a paper but read one of three that are usually left in the works rest room:
'Daily Wail', 'Cracked Mirror' or the 'Blue Nun'.

I receive the 'New York Times' headlines by email and I infrequently dip into the on-line editions of the 'Irish News',
'The Jakarta Post','The Sydney Morning Herald' and for Scottish football reports I go to the 'Daily Record' site.

I think Giok is right about the 'Daily (S)Tory' in that its coverage of sports - including underwater speedway -is, perhaps, the widest of any newpaper in the UK.

CD.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: UK Catters; what newspaper do you read?
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 11 Aug 01 - 05:29 PM

I get The Guardian, primarily for the Steve Bell cartoons.

What I'd like would be a paper significantly to the left of The Guardian, but with the news values and the sense of humour of The Telegraph at its best.

Bring back the News Chronicle (which was shut down in 1969 I think.)

Or maybe a daily version of The Oldie would do. Or of Peace News.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: UK Catters; what newspaper do you read?
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 11 Aug 01 - 05:35 PM

I put the blue clickies in just in case any people in the rest of the world wanted to have the remotest idea what we were talking about. And the clicky I put in for The Guardian, appropriately enough, had a misprint so it didn't come through in that last post. (My misprint. Maybe I've been taking the paper too long...)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: UK Catters; what newspaper do you read?
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 11 Aug 01 - 05:43 PM

There was a time way back BC (before children) when I had time to read newspapers and used to thouroughly enjoy doing the Grauniad crossword before starting the day but that was a long time ago and can't say I've read a newspaper in years - is Queen Anne dead?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: UK Catters; what newspaper do you read?
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 11 Aug 01 - 06:36 PM

Here's a link for all the Guardian crosswords you could wish for; and here is the loink for Telegraph crosswords, which I think are better.

Not that Mrs Duck will have time to do them, with the ducklings racing around. But the links are here anyway, for anybody who does have the time.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: UK Catters; what newspaper do you read?
From: Gareth
Date: 11 Aug 01 - 08:15 PM

McGrath,

BTW I understand the ToryGraph holds the record for most misprints on one page. - Not the Grauniad !

N B Non UK Catters, the Gaurdian is notorious for misprints - affectionatly known as the Grauniad - it managed once to print the Crossword, without clues !

Gareth


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: UK Catters; what newspaper do you read?
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Aug 01 - 08:27 PM

For local news, the Northern Times and the P&J - for national, I used to read the Scotsman, but now I often read the Herald instead, and the Sunday Times. Also - the New York Times.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: UK Catters; what newspaper do you read?
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Aug 01 - 10:03 AM

Guardian, Guareth!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: UK Catters; what newspaper do you read?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 12 Aug 01 - 12:28 PM

Yes Mrs Duck most of Queen Anne is dead, but her legs live on.

Jock


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: UK Catters; what newspaper do you read?
From: mouldy
Date: 12 Aug 01 - 01:08 PM

Independent (and on Sunday)plus, like Firecat, the Selby Times!

Andrea


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: UK Catters; what newspaper do you read?
From: JulieF
Date: 13 Aug 01 - 07:15 AM

Independent - every lunch time to ensure that I get a break from the screen. The Sheffield Star, the Sheffield Telegraph ( just to see if there's anyone in that I know). The Independent on Saturday - to get the picture link and The Observer on Sundays

All the best

Julie


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: UK Catters; what newspaper do you read?
From: GUEST,Kirsty
Date: 13 Aug 01 - 10:05 AM

I read the Independant and the dundee courier


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: UK Catters; what newspaper do you read?
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 13 Aug 01 - 12:02 PM

My boss brings in the Guardian, but I don't usually get past the cartoon on the front page. At weekends (when I go home) I read the Wolverhampton-based Express & Star, which has been a family habit since time immemorial. Never the Birmingham Post! Te E&S carries a comprehensive Midland Folk diary on Fridays.

Steve


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
Next Page

 


This Thread Is Closed.


Mudcat time: 19 October 9:21 PM EDT

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.