July 12th, 2009

No Time

Posted in Other Stuff by 200

I reported back on 17th July, that I no longer intended to purchase the Sunday Times. To save you flipping back to find out why, it was because they thought it was acceptable to expose Nightjack, something I had fundamental objections to some of which not even to do with the fact that I am, or rather was,  a police blogger.

Almost a month later I’m happy to report that the folk who run the newspaper haven’t had a single penny from my hard earned wages, nor will they in future.

There are so many things in life we can’t do anything about & a whole bunch of other stuff we probably can do something about but choose not to. I like to think if someome has pissed me off to such a degree that it’s worth doing something about it, then whatever I can do, however small, is probably worth it.

I don’t suppose my £100 a year for a copy of the Sunday times, means a great deal to the publishers in the great scheme of things. But, with any luck & a following wind, I’m planning on being around for another 40 years or so. £4,000 is an extra lovely little holiday in Europe I can have, courtesy of the Sunday Times.

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6 comments

  1. bill says:

    You’re not alone 200.

    I don’t buy The Times (I’m an expat.) but I always logged on to their website.

    I no longer do so. At least, I am one less statistic they can quote to their online advertisers.

    July 12th, 2009 at 23:23

  2. Silverback says:

    As a direct result of the Nightjack outing, I, my business partner, respective families have done the same. Additionally, we’ve written to the advertising department to tell them that neither our UK nor German companies will ever advertise with them again, and that we’re advising all of our clients and suppliers of our stance.

    There was absolutely no public interest served by doing this, an in my opinion long terma a good deal of public harm. Utterly disgusting in my opinion.

    July 13th, 2009 at 12:07

  3. Tony F says:

    I haven’t read the Times in years, come to think of it I don’t read any ‘news’ papers. The main reason being the hypocrisy, and to be honest, down right lies they publish in the ‘public interest’. Nothing they publish is really in the public interest, only their owners/shareholders interest.

    July 13th, 2009 at 18:26

  4. copper bottom says:

    I dont read any newspapers anymore- I think I have reached my point of no return with the amount of crap they say…

    its all very predictable and cyclic… social services get a beating- we had a beating, then MP’s – now its the MOD…

    all very boring…

    i get my news from the beeb… no issues with favourites and bias there…

    err…

    July 13th, 2009 at 21:34

  5. Linda Baki says:

    Add me to the list, after the hacking by journalists and Murdochs slap on the wrist a mere 1 million is nothing to him. I have not bought a british newspaper in years. Full of lies and spin. Disgust also at the thieves that run our goverment, here in Spain you skim and you go to prison. To put the cherry on the cake the disgust I also feel at those young boys returning in their coffins and Gordon Brown could not be bothered to be there when they returned home.
    What kind of an example is that for someone who sent them there in the first place. May they rest in peace .

    July 15th, 2009 at 09:42

  6. Daniel Olive says:

    It may please you to know that most papers make more money out of advertising than cover price, so they have lost more than twice the cover price you would have payed.

    I assume the next time the ST corrupts a civil servant or police officer for a story they will be happy to hand over their files to the police to investigate.

    July 29th, 2009 at 10:13

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