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11:55 UK time, Friday, 30 November 2007

A service highlighting the riches of the daily press.

No clinching argument was forthcoming from Monitor readers yesterday in the revived debate about whether to include Metro. Comments are again welcome on this matter.

For what it's worth, Paper Monitor often thinks of Metro as being hard to love but even harder to hate. What exactly would there be to get your teeth into, whether fan or foe?

Nevertheless, these observations must be made about today's edition:
* Andy Kershaw weirdly described as a "former 1FM DJ", like anybody other than DJs really ever called Radio One "1FM".
* Cute animal picture of the day; a bulldog with a diamond necklace
* Sub-prime puns, the kind of which were last spotted in the 1970s; "'Elf and safety [© Daily Mail] grounds Santa" and "Donald trumped over golf course".
* Unaccountably highbrow stories: "How to X-ray a planet" and a travel article about Umm Qais, a town "110km north of the Jordanian capital, Amman".

On a completely different subject, has anyone else ever tried to search for a story on the Daily Express website? It helpfully suggests the kinds of subjects you might want to search for. Any guesses what the suggestions are?


  1. At 01:42 PM on 30 Nov 2007, Aqua Sulis wrote:

    What's Metro? Never seen a copy! Is it available outside the Metro-polis?

  2. At 01:53 PM on 30 Nov 2007, Trolldor wrote:

    Surely the best and only reason for inclusion of the Metro is its syndication of Nemi, that temptress of the tabloids.

  3. At 02:03 PM on 30 Nov 2007, Darren wrote:

    I have indeed tried to seach for a news story on the Express website and actually laughed out loud when I saw the suggestions!! But then again, not too surprised either. More hilariously, they had NOTHING to do with my search terms!

  4. At 05:58 PM on 30 Nov 2007, Candace wrote:

    Include popbitch instead. PM has mentioned it at least once, and it sounds much more interesting than Metro.

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