Brits under The Sun

Two Britons, expatriate workers I presume, were sitting in front of me this morning in the subway, discussing yesterday's issue of the british paper The Sun and its monomaniac anti-Frog-article-of-the-day. Excerpts:

  • ...this is a shame for all the United Kingdom...
  • ...Rupert Murdoch is an dangerous imbecile; he controls that paper...
  • ...I can't believe ten million people read this shit every day...
  • ...wonder if the journalists even noticed the millions of people in London's streets against this stupid war...
  • ...in fact, all Europe should be proud of current french attitude, Tony Blair is Bush's little pet...
  • ...they should shut it up; the only contribution to the world of this paper is Page 3, and there is nothing to be proud of...
  • ...I don't want to move back to UK. Do you ? Life is good here, don't you think ?...

At the same time, two French, a young woman and an older man, old enough to have personal memories of WWII, were discussing the same article right behind my seat. The comments were more direct and two excerpts summarize them well:

  • ...this is fascism and whoever controls that newspaper is a fascist...
  • ...does not surprise me that a newspaper like that one tries to influence british working class with fascist themes like that one...