its core readership are abandoning it in droves, visiting only the website, some of us more to stare in disbelief than to be informed.
In one, with that observation there Richard.
I stare at the Torygraph content and despair but as you say, nowadays the DT is a meld of the graun + Daily Star without the tits [but tits
abound all over the copy]. Since the Barclay takeover, objectivity and reasoned reportage has gone - cub reporters with nothing between the ears dominate the columns, even the [book and music] reviews are not worth the effort of reading. The owners have turned the Telegraph into a comic.
On occasion, I take the Times but only for light relief, the crossword and I quite enjoy reading Kaletsky tripping himself up but gleaning the good stuff from the chaff is an effort and the bumptiousness of Aaronovitch is an awesome thing to behold.
I am bereft, the control of the media is by design [censorship/bread and circuses] - or do I read
too much into it - I'd say with the current journalistic standards that, that was an impossibility.