(c) Doc Hackenbush 2014
And that thought would have been misplaced, because there is always one pundit willing to play yah-boo in order to distract from her own paper’s less than stellar circulation performance: yes, (thankfully) former Tory MP Louise Mensch is always on hand to put the boot into the deeply subversive Guardian, as a means of getting the easily convinced to “look over there”, and not to look too closely at the Sun.
This time last year, Ms Mensch was taunting the Guardian’s Michael White “Sun: 2.49 million. Guardian: 196k Feb 2014. Read 'em and weep”. Yeah, my boss’s is bigger than your boss’s, nyah nyahhdy nyaah nyaah! She is not so keen on shouting about the Super Soaraway Currant Bun right now. Why might that be? Ah well. When it comes to declining circulation, the Sun is outdoing the Guardian - and many other titles.
So what does Ms Mensch have to say about that? Well, not very much. But she has broadened her range of attack to include the Mail: “Sod off Daily Mail I couldn't give a flying about Ed Miliband's private life. How are the Barclay brothers' love lives?” she retorted, although of course the Barclay brothers have nothing to do with the Mail. Never mind, have another go. How about the Guardian again?
Ooh look, here she is on that very subject: “If only other media outlets had the Guardian's guts. Truly, they are best paper in Fleet Street bar none. Progressive, beautifully written”. Interesting what happens when abuse of that dodgy substance called Creepy Uncle Rupe’s Influence is allowed to scramble the brain, eh? And don’t forget that the Sun’s online presence, unlike the Guardian, is lamentably bad.