Guardian (UK)

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The Guardian is a UK national daily newspaper known for its liberal, left-wing stance, being pro-abortion on demand, anti-Bush and anti-American, pro-Obama and critical of Tony Blair's support for the war in Iraq. The Guardian has just celebrated the publishing of its 50,000th edition.

Originally known as the Manchester Guardian, since it was originally published there, it is owned by a charitable organisation, the Scott Trust.

Regardless of its political stance, the great strength of The Guardian is that it rarely (in comparison to most other common newspapers in the UK) publishes sensationalist articles, preferring a quieter more balanced (and researched) approach. This is achieved by The Guardian organising its contents into two groups: articles about the news and opinion pieces (editorials, blogs, letters, etc.). News articles tend to be factually researched and factually accurate and written from a centre-left point of view, whereas opinion pieces are individual submissions that can range from the mid-right of the political spectrum to the mid-left, depending on the view of the writer, although submissions from the mid-left outnumber the submissions from the mid-right, due to the stance The Guardian takes on many issues.

Given its openly left-wing stance, a blogger whose article appeared in The Guardian has stated that the new movie An American Carol is "propaganda masquerading as entertainment.” [1]

The Guardian also runs the largest internet forum of any British newspaper in the form of Guardian Unlimited Talk.


  1. Does An American Carol signal the rise of the Hollywood right? Guardian, October 1, 2008