Why, yes, why else would I read The Guardian?February 1, 2012 Tim WorstallThe Blogger Himself13 CommentsAre you a \’hate reader\’? Tell us if you deliberately read articles you know you\’ll dislike, just so you can take issue with them previousFor many Asian families, their gold collection is like a mortgagenextAndrew Simms is an ignorant asshole. Again. 13 thoughts on “Why, yes, why else would I read The Guardian?” Steve Crook February 1, 2012 at 11:49 am I read them because I want something to challenge my current pov. If you only ever look at stuff you agree with, you’re lost. dearieme February 1, 2012 at 11:49 am We took the Guardian for a while and then cancelled it – we feared that the lunacy might be infectious. JuliaM February 1, 2012 at 12:17 pm It’s more a case that whatever I read in the ‘Guardian’, I’m unlikely to like it! bilbaoboy February 1, 2012 at 12:24 pm Actually, the reports on Spanish football by Sid Lowe are actually worth reading (if you follow Spanish football). True, it is pretty much a politics-free zone…. There the rivalry is merely Real Madrid v. Barcelona and not left and the rest. Nick Luke February 1, 2012 at 2:39 pm ‘Know thine enemy’ BenSix February 1, 2012 at 2:45 pm Of course, the Guardian commissions pieces that it knows its readers will despise. It makes business sense. They tend to get the most heated debates in the comments; the most links from aggrieved or amused bloggers and tweeters and, thus, the most pageviews. That, at least, is the only explanation for stuff like this. bloke in spain February 1, 2012 at 3:07 pm Tarot reading, astrology, psychic healing, Grauniad politics. They’re all things one discuses with the chick with the long black hair, silver jewellery, dark green nail varnish. Aren’t they? Then you bed her. It’s not the journey that’s important, it’s the arriving. Ian B February 1, 2012 at 6:32 pm So now disagreeing is “hate” is it? Sigh. So Much For Subtlety February 1, 2012 at 7:03 pm bilbaoboy – “True, it is pretty much a politics-free zone…. There the rivalry is merely Real Madrid v. Barcelona and not left and the rest.” Sorry but a politics-free zone? This is the same Real Madrid that was a Franco-ist and now, as the name suggests, sort of a Royalist team? Compared to the more or less openly Communist (even under Franco) Barcelona? Football in Latin countries is rarely politics free bloke in spain February 1, 2012 at 9:25 pm Comment from the Graun itsel pretty well sums things up: “Oh ffs. I find all the political correct lemon-sucking pursed-lippedness offensive to dog’s bottoms.” Rub-a-dub February 1, 2012 at 10:01 pm The way I see it, Tim reads the Guardian for me. Perhaps similarly, the only TV I watch is Harry Hill, as he delivers the best bits without having to sit through hours of tedium. bilbaoboy February 1, 2012 at 10:27 pm SMFS The football might (only might, eh!) be one thing but Sid is neither communist nor falangist/francoist. Too young for one thing. Lucky bu**er. CIF comments vary and do try to skew it at times, but hey he talks about Athletic Bilbao in adnmiring terms so, I go with Sid. Ltw February 3, 2012 at 4:48 am Then you bed her. It’s not the journey that’s important, it’s the arriving. I’ll just correct that for you bloke in spain. “Then you bed her. It’s not the journey that’s important, it’s the coming” See the opportunity you missed there? Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.