The Guardian Theme Song

With apologies to Tegan and Sara

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It is a mainstay of British political debate and comedy that newspapers pander to their readers’ prejudices. Talk about people living in a bubble and not listening to views they dislike long predates the advent of social media. The classic sitcom ‘Yes, Prime Minister’ aired an episode in 1987 called ‘A Conflict of Interest’ where the three main characters discussed the readership of various newspapers…

  1. The Daily Mirror is read by people who think they run the country.
  2. The Guardian is read by people who think they ought to run the country.
  3. The Times is read by people who actually do run the country.
  4. The Daily Mail is read by the wives of the people who run the country.
  5. The Financial Times is read by people who own the country.
  6. The Morning Star is read by people who think the country ought to be run by another country.
  7. The Daily Telegraph is read by people who think it is run by another country.
  8. The Sun readers don’t care who runs the country, as long as she’s got big tits.

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