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Monday, January 29, 2007

Why are British papers so bad?

Coming from Germany I am used to a big array of factual newspapers. However, in Britain I am struggling to find a suitable quality newspaper:

Guardian - ok, not great, certainly best layout
Independent - too green
Times - too right and too much crime reporting
Telegraph - ok, not great

What always strikes me as odd is how so many less interesting domestic issues find their way into the first ten pages. Apparently the British see themselves as very isolated from foreign issues. I don't mind political bias, as long something interesting is told. That's not always the case when pundits tell about their own life.

One of the best dailies is the NZZ of Switzerland, Swiss-neutral, conservative and open.

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