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“Now a lefty fanzine rather than a newspaper”

★☆☆☆☆

written by ColemanBreen78 on 12/06/2020

The Guardian used to be a serious left of centre/liberal newspaper. Better than the red tops and the go-to for non-sensationalist balanced news. Since however moving to the paid supporter model for funding all that's changed. Now it's a lefty fanzine. The editorial stance seems to be give the supporters what they want, never write an article that might challenge their hard-left views and pander to them even to the extent of censoring any contrary views in their comments sections. It really has dropped to red top standards and is 100% tribal. Tories bad, the left good. No attempt to be honest or fact check and very very little real journalism. The 'news' seems to be copy and paste from other news sources and the bulk of the content is un-fact-checked opinion pieces masquerading as news. Its decline is very very sad. How long it will survive is anybody's guess.

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“Tactics that would make the gutter press ashamed”

★☆☆☆☆

written by Grahamgu383 on 27/04/2015

This "newspaper" has and is being run by a white Rhodesia (EIC) who seems (through his journalists) to possess a rather vicious hatred of the English. This appeared to go to such an extreme that the English were being labelled as "criminally lacking in empathy". With the "Guardian's" on-line version, not only was St. George's Day overlooked, but whenever there were several people saying "Happy St. George's Day" on any comments section, the section suddenly went down with "technical problems". EIC is currently hobnobbing it with the Oxford elite. But it gets stranger still. This outfit would appear to be the only English paper which isn't ostensibly pro-Tory and in fact runs frequent stories in favour of "New" Labour. It seeks to appeal to the left-leaning-liberal sort. However, you'd be sorely mistaken if you thought that their reporting and coverage were intellectually balanced. They aren't. Just like other UK gutter press papers, article after article can pander to the lowest common denominator. But, with the ordinary gutter press, you know what you're getting straightaway - unless of course you're just dim. Many articles of the Guardian are deliberately designed to present a single viewpoint (obviously that of no less than EIC himself).EIC  does not wish his readers to think - he just wants them to react like beasts. Most if not all of the Guardian's stories are designed to provoke, to bait, and to wind-up. This creates a great deal of fuss and stir on the Guardian's on-line comments section. Thus the Guardian's readership increases. This in turn increases revenue from the very corporations which the Guardian claims to be "critical" of. What makes the "Guardian" worse than the gutter press is their pretence of being "for the intellectual". This pretence is surprisingly successful with a significant proportion of the readership who believe the shadowy EIC to be "their" man, little suspecting that, in reality, he might be to them "a wolf in sheep's clothing". When a Guardian journalist criticised "social media", someone aptly remarked : "But isn't that where the Guardian gets most of it's copy from?". Answer - Yes, but it's the other "copy" that's more worrying.

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“Cringeworthy beyond belief...”

★☆☆☆☆

written by Hackett184 on 03/08/2014

I'm fairly politically centrist, and whilst bias is natural to all newspapers to some extent, the Guardian's extreme-left wing is so divorced from reality it's actually ended up "rock bottom wing". Unverified amateurish "Tweets" regularly get passed off as "sources" followed by the inevitable back-tracking later on when many get outed as fake / blatant propaganda. As for their online edition, I was just banned from their comment section. My "crime"? Posting a picture of a young couple (one Jew & one Muslim) kissing each other holding the sign "Jews and Arabs refuse to be enemies" and commenting "We should put these two in charge of the peace process". Within minutes it was banned - because it *DIDN'T* contain enough of the regular mindless "hang all the Jews, long live Hamas, woohoo!" style of hate that the regular "Guardiantas" seem to lap up in droves... Many other comments by thousands of people regularly go "missing" simply for correcting many articles inaccuracies (both political and technical) - again not for any genuine abuse, but simply out of editorial embarrassment. The level of censorship of even the pettiest things is chronic & wildly out of control, and the overall tone of both articles and commentary regularly sinks to a cesspool of rabid ultra-fringe hate when it involves certain "hot-button" issues. My first purchase - and my very last...

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“Too biased”

★★☆☆☆

written by Kayla231 on 27/04/2014

This newspaper is just too idealism driven. Their berating of other papers (esp the DM) seems very hypocrytical and a bit childish. Everything seems to be trotted out very smuggly and with an agenda. To facilitate this they far too often trott out opinion pieces usually starting with "why you should.......", "why this is going to........", effectively telling you what you should think. They should report the circumstances around the issues, instead they look into it and give you their opinion on it without giving you many of the facts they have uncovered that formed their view. I'm not partial to using the term 'looney left' but none the less it comes to mind with the Guardian. We can form our own opinions thanks.

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“Personally I would say the Guardian is very bias. If...”

★☆☆☆☆

written by johnhoward654445 on 29/11/2013

Personally I would say the Guardian is very bias. If you are a left or far left reader then it will come across as non-bias, if however, you're a right or centralist reader (centralist being myself) then it ends up being rather obvious as you can definitely see where the Guardians agendas lie on many issues particularly in foreign affairs and social issues.

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“One of my favourite papers”

★★★★★

written by Rosa123 on 06/11/2013

Whether online or offline, the guardian is one of the best papers by far. Compared to other papers it is definitely not as biased and provide an in-depth overview of current affairs. It is well written, and definitely my preferred Newspaper every morning.

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Bob556's Response to Rosa123's Review

Written on: 29/11/2013

Personally I would say the Guardian is very bias. If you are a left or far left reader then it will come across as non-bias, if however, you're a right or centralist reader (centralist being myself) then it ends up being rather obvious as you can definitely see where the Guardians agendas lie on many issues particularly in foreign affairs and social issues.

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Rosa123's reply to Bob556's Comment

Written on: 11/02/2014

you may be right but compared to others it is still good no? in terms of trustworthiness Aljazeera news is def my favorite but it doesn't come out as a newspaper in the UK :) till then my friend haha

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Lofty60's Response to Rosa123's Review

Written on: 12/12/2020

The only way it's not biased is if it supports your own extreme views.
It's the Express for the left and mediabiasfactcheck.com rates it's 'facts' as MIXED

The same low rating the Express gets.

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“Best Newspaper by Far”

★★★★★

written by davidlaw29 on 26/09/2012

The Guardian is and always will be my favourite newspaper, most especially due to the neutral views of the writers and editors. As a teacher, I need to locate the most upto date news regarding finance and other business related news, The Guardian always provides this, day in and day out. If you need informative, accurate and well balanced news, then the Guardian provides this. I have been buying this Newspaper for over 2 Decades and not once have I been disappointed. The price is fair, and the Finance News in particular is extremely useful.

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“A guardian of the public”

★★★★★

written by AmeenKhan on 28/08/2012

I am liking the guardian newspaper very much. I read it everyday at school [there is always a copy or two left in the staff room] and I am always impressed with the news coverage and the depth of the analysis which they undertake. I also like the fact that it is detached from the big global media giants who twist their editorials to suit their own political machinations. That is not to say that I agree with everything that they print. In fact some of their opinions challenge me at my very core, but I think that a newspaper is the right forum for these arguments to be had. As it was recommended to me I would also recommend this newspaper to others.

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“Best uk newspaper”

★★★★☆

written by jakh on 25/02/2012

With so many newspapers around, The Guardian easily is the best. You get depth, quality, the columnist are brilliant and front different backgrounds which make it very rich and valuable on every read. Keep the good work!!!

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“If the Justice sector reccomend the Guardian to...”

★★★★★

written by on 19/02/2010

If the Justice sector reccomend the Guardian to students of Justice, then they endorse its ethics within writing. It is an acceptable newspaper for research because it is held as being trustworthy. As a sceptic I have done a fair amount of research to allow me to be guided and say that it is a better (for me) newspaper than the Telegraph.

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“I can't believe how biased this newspaper is. I heard...”

★☆☆☆☆

written by on 06/02/2010

I can't believe how biased this newspaper is. I heard it was unbiased and a place for all opinions but it has a single agenda all the way through. It's basically a tabloid with less celebrities and more naive readers.

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“Far to biased to present the news fairly. ”

★☆☆☆☆

written by on 17/10/2009

Far to biased to present the news fairly.

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“I find the The Guardian newspaper too selective about...”

★★☆☆☆

written by on 30/04/2008

I find the The Guardian newspaper too selective about what news is included so as not to damage the delusion that a liberalized society, with poor standards in every aspect of life, is somehow a better place to live. The comments are also politically angled so as to disguise the truth. Either the reporters and columnists live in ivory towers or they simply refuse to accept the harsh reality of modern society and its declining standards.

For example, it was recently reported that recorded crime is decreasing and it is merely people's perception of crime that is increasing (http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2008/apr/25/ukcrime.police). This is true. However, there was no mention that certain types of crime are no longer recorded, a lot more crime goes unreported and there is a cap on the number of crimes recorded per person.

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“I like this paper as I would not read any of the...”

★★★★★

written by AlanC877 on 24/03/2008

I like this paper as I would not read any of the tabloids but i think that papers such as The Independent are far to pompous and drag on far too much. This is a paper that prints all the important news you want to read but also other stories of interest and excellent case studies which other papers do not offer.

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“The Guardian is by far my favourite newspaper. I find...”

★★★★☆

written by cosmo on 29/10/2004

The Guardian is by far my favourite newspaper. I find their news coverage fair and rational and I suppose that, as I tend to agree with their liberal political bias and I would rather read a newspaper that doesn't enrage me, the Guardian is an obvious choice.

Coupled with this is the fact that their Saturday magazine section is by far the best with loads of detailed and in-depth articles ranging from cheesy Hollywood interviews to more political and topical issues and a whole host of lifestyle features.

As far as I am concerned there are only 3 papers I would consider buying for anything other than a laugh: the Guardian, the Times and the Independent. Of these 3 the Times is far too conservative, the Independent isn't bad but their supplements fall short and, as a result, I simply prefer the Guardian. Nuff said.

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Mnwilliams's Response to cosmo's Review

Written on: 04/01/2006

I agree with the previous review. While it's not difficult to find a liberal newspaper, the Guardian doesn't try to hide its liberal bias, which is what I love. I also like the Washington Post and Newsweek Magazine.

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“The guardian is probably the best newspaper around for...”

★★★☆☆

written by SayHelloToTheAngels on 22/10/2004

The guardian is probably the best newspaper around for graduate jobs which is why I found myself buying it whilst still a student. However I've got to be honest, other than that I was not impressed. I'm a Times reader normally and dabble in the tabloids for amusement every now and then. The sport is one of the poorest going, they seem to want to over develop unimportant points whilst ignoring a lot of stories that other papers cover. The news is supposed to be 'what free thinkers welcome' what if I'm a free thinker and I don't want to welcome it, I am a free thinker after all. It's all just a little too arty-farty for me. On a plus they do have good free CDs at the weekend. I've bought it a couple of times to pick them up, still not been too impressed by the paper though.

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288896_Bankers14's Response to SayHelloToTheAngels's Review

Written on: 13/05/2007

I agree, I think that the paper aims for what is important, but misses due to the poorly conceived accounts of reality of its writers and editors have. If only they could print a loo roll with their mast head on it! talk about a smear campaign!

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