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First national daily since 1903??... What about 'The Sun' - in the 60s??

The Sun was a renamed Daily Herald. IPC (Mirror) renamed it in the mid-60s and then Murdoch bought the title. Similarly, the Sunday Mirror was called the Sunday Pictoral from 1915 till 1963. Murdoch's Sun bore no relation to the Mirror's Sun or the Daily Herald, an organ of the Labour movement and most people regard the first Murdoch Sun as a brand new paper.

Someone please show a picture of today's front cover that says, "BASTARDS." -Amit

i prefered the headline when Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall announced their engagement "Two Old Farts to Marry". Is it just its own readers who consider it downmarket?

When the Morning Star went to court over the use of "Star" the judge threw the case out, saying "only a moron in a hurry would confuse the two". Someone (I can't remember who but it was mentioned in "Stick It Up Your Punter") remarked that the moron in a hurry was its target demographic. Editor Derek Jameson described its standpoint as "tits, bums, QPR and roll your own fags". Mr Larrington (talk) 12:05, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

Irish editions[edit]

Is there an Irish edition of the Daily Star? I seem to remember an article in Private Eye where they said a particular tabloid newspaper published two separate Irish editions, one of which had a green masthead and adopted a very strong pro-Nationalist stance, but I can't recall if it was the Star they were talking about. 217.155.20.163 19:16, 15 May 2007 (UTC)

EDIT: I guess they were in fact talking about the Irish Daily Star. That article doesn't mention any differences in content however. 217.155.20.163 19:19, 15 May 2007 (UTC)

Lying even when they are asking questions?[edit]

Is there any truth to what Daily Star publishes? In late March 2007 they published a claimed major "leak" about HP7 Deathly Hallows story. That is Harry will have to abandon all his own magical abilities in order to vanquish Dark Lord Voldemort and save his friends from eternal darkness. This is said to have come from a Bloomsbury Publishing House employee. 82.131.210.162 13:41, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

Right wing[edit]

its got a picture of a semi clad woman on it, doesn't look very right wing to me! AJUK Talk!! 23:26, 16 September 2007 (UTC)

Right-wing is a position on the political spectrum. Attitudes towards nudity have nothing to do with being right wing. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 172.203.90.140 (talk) 05:23, 28 December 2007 (UTC)

It's a socialist paper! Not right-wing in the least. Biofoundationsoflanguage (talk) 10:02, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

I don't think the Daily Star has any political allegiances, more of a comic than a newspaper. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 90.240.28.114 (talk) 15:06, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

All the tabloids traditionally had political allegiances: The Sun, right wing; The Mirror, left wing; The Star, as a tabloid son of the broadsheet Daily Express, was traditionally right-wing. All these allegiances have become less relevant as the Tories became massively unpopular in the 90s, and as the two main UK parties both moved towards the centre right. At no stage could the Star be mistaken for a socialist paper; Biofoundationsoflanguage above may be confusing it with The Morning Star. 86.44.29.39 (talk) 18:35, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

The Daily Star has recently shown support for the English Defence League, which Wikipedia classifies as 'far-right'. Given that most right-wing/Conservative supporting papers publicly denounce the EDL should the Daily Star be reclassified as a 'far-right' paper? --Ebz (talk) 16:17, 10 February 2011 (UTC)

Jerry Lawton[edit]

I'm removing this paragraph from the "Grand Theft Auto Rothbury" section as it is unreferenced and I can't find any proof to back it up anywhere. I have a sneaking suspicion Mr Lawton himself added it...

"It later emerged he was blameless for the error. His original article accurately stated a computer-generated mock up of a game cover posted on the internet was a "spoof". Alterations to the article during the newspaper production process resulted in the apology."

Dominic (talk) 16:00, 13 December 2010 (UTC)

Opinion?[edit]

"The paper often gives positive coverage to the anti-Islamic English Defence League; "

"Often" is a value judgement. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 219.78.87.74 (talk) 06:41, 26 February 2011 (UTC)

Greenslade is not a reporter[edit]

"The Guardian media reporter Roy Greenslade noted that their front-page headline and associated stories for 9 February "cannot be read as anything other than a cheer-leading, uncritical piece". "

Greenslade is a blogger/columnist for the Guardian. He is not a reporter. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 219.78.87.74 (talk) 09:25, 26 February 2011 (UTC)

Requested move 12 April 2015[edit]

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The result of the move request was: Move pages to Daily Star (British newspaper) and The Sun (British newspaper) respectively. Unreal7 (talk) 16:41, 3 May 2015 (UTC)



– The proposed titles are more descriptive and precise. GregKaye 12:21, 12 April 2015 (UTC)

  • Oppose - No one ever uses "tabloid" and anyone perhaps wanting The Daily Star (Bangladesh) may end up at the wrong article, Personally I think it's fine as it is. –Davey2010Talk 20:35, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment. If it does need renaming, the standard disambiguator is "(British newspaper)", not "(UK tabloid)". -- Necrothesp (talk) 15:35, 15 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose and support Necrothesp's suggestion of The Sun (British newspaper), but I also suggest that the British Daily Star is the primary topic. Unreal7 (talk) 19:54, 16 April 2015 (UTC)

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