So some guy on Twitter got a lot of amused attention recently for tweeting this:
The problem is that the @guardian has now swung so far to the right that I don’t even bother to collect my free one from @waitrose any more! Sad to see a once great paper die but that is what’s happening. #BoycottTheGuardian
It’s not just him either, a lot of people on the hard left have been saying this recently, all because the Guardian doesn’t always toe the latest party line. Anyway, I asked him who had changed, the Guardian or him? To which he replied:
Genuinely a good question. I was always “centrist” Labour (although back then we called it “traditional working-class”) but I DID give Blair a chance until he blew it. Thing truth is probably the Grauniad and myself “diverged
So I thought, let’s have a look at today’s Guardian headlines and bylines to see how right-wing it has become.
First we have:
Mad cat ladies. Par for the course at the Guardian since time began.
The usual saddos. Also par for the course.
The usual left-wing buzzwords.
Ban this. Ban that. It’s Guardian world.
Everyone’s always been poor in Guardian world.
‘Forget profit’, typical Guardian phrase.
Loony Bill McKibben still wibbling on about global warming.
Everything will be fine if you just do what we say.
It’s Ian Dunt. And the phrase ‘fascist Spain’. And ‘subversive’.
The cult of personality that the Guardian feeds with its mad obsessions with the individuals they endlessly demonise, like Trump, Bush, Thatcher, Reagan? That cult of personality? Also, I really don’t think George Monbiot has become right-wing.
Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett
What was that about the ‘cult of personality again’?
Not exactly what I’d call right-wing.