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Drax

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Politics and the media
« on: 13 Feb, 2024, 08:22:06 pm »
One of the funniest exchanges in a British sitcom, from 'Yes, Prime Minister'.

Sir Humphrey: The only way to understand the press is to remember that they pander to their readers' prejudices.

PM Hacker: Don't tell me about the press. I know exactly who reads the papers:
the Daily Mirror is read by people who think they run the country;
the Guardian is read by people who think they ought to run the country;
the Times is read by the people who actually do run the country;
the Daily Mail is read by the wives of the people who run the country;
the Financial Times is read by people who own the country;
the Morning Star is read by people who think the country ought to be run by another country;
and the Daily Telegraph is read by people who think it is.

Sir Humphrey: Prime Minister, what about the people who read the Sun?
Spoiler: RevealHide
Bernard: Sun readers don't care who runs the country, as long as she's got big t**s
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Judi_bk

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Re: Politics and the media
« Reply #1 on: 14 Feb, 2024, 02:27:20 pm »
 :cheesy: :cheesy:

jimmymac

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Re: Politics and the media
« Reply #2 on: 14 Feb, 2024, 05:12:48 pm »
Good one! :laugh: :laugh:

frankie

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Re: Politics and the media
« Reply #3 on: 18 Feb, 2024, 10:28:51 am »
I do wish they would show all the series of Yes, Minister and Yes, Prime Minister  I suspect it was similar to real life...
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