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Sun speaks with forked tongue

May 11th, 2010 (07:25 pm)
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Scottish readers will be aware that the Scottish editions of UK papers don’t always say the same thing as the versions available elsewhere. An “S” or an “Sc” in small print somewhere in the margin is often a clue.

Someone’s put together a diff of a Sun editorial that highlights some interesting differences in tone between what’s on sale north and south of the border. The Guardian seems to think it’s newsworthy, though I shouldn't imagine it's news to many.


Posted by: silverwhistle (silverwhistle)
Posted at: May 11th, 2010 06:58 pm (UTC)
Smiley Rosa

The Sun is evil. This has been well known for years.

Posted by: Gavin Greig (ggreig)
Posted at: May 11th, 2010 07:19 pm (UTC)

It's not a shock, certainly; but I thought it was mildly interesting and I liked the visual presentation.

Posted by: Toby Atkin-Wright (tobyaw)
Posted at: May 11th, 2010 07:28 pm (UTC)

It’s clear that The Sun in England speaks to a Tory-voting readership, whereas The Scottish Sun doesn’t. I don’t think the surprise is that they have different tones of editorial, but rather that they use different versions of the same editorial.

I’d rather assumed that they wrote entirely different editorials and comment pieces for the two versions of the paper.

Posted by: Gavin Greig (ggreig)
Posted at: May 11th, 2010 07:42 pm (UTC)

Me too.

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