Can we have a show of hands for boycotting the Sun now?

Is it time to boycott the Sun?

  • Yes long overdue

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  • No I like the interesting informative and insightful reporting

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#5
PartTimePongo said:
Well, they're at it again , trial by Media.

Time for a boycott or not?

Yes or no only, no commentary on the case please.

Thanks

PTP
As I don't read the rag unless someone plonks it in front of me, I assume it's about 3 Para? Two days previously, in an article about radio's on Apache, they said it was a disgrace that 'the brave para's' should not be able to communicate with the heli's on their forthcoming trip to Afghanistan. The Scum stinks, always has, always will.
 
#6
Good idea, keeping it out of service establishments would not hurt their sales but would be picked up by other newspapers and would encourage other sections of society to do so. This negative publicity would be worth so much more than loss of revenue. Emails and petitions highlighting the blacklisting of said newspapers on camp being sent to their advertisers would also get the message across. Lets not forget that it is the most popular newspaper and mostly read by thicko's though.

A word of warning, in Liverpool they bent over backwards to the families of the Hillsborough? disaster and were never forgiven. The Sun will say anything to get any campaign dropped and a few months later start all over again with any change of editorship, lets also consider Rebekah Wade as fair game.

While I would put my own time into something like this, I fear this site will end up as a talking shop only.

Cynical? prove me wrong
 
#7
Mess members (of those Messes unfortunate enough to have a copy of the rag) could ask their relevant representative on the Mess Ctee to raise the matter at the Mess meeting with a view to banning the rag from the ante-room.

If enough Messes did this, the Mirror would run a story.

Don't know about the NAAFI, but I dimly recall that most units have some sort of committee for the junior ranks club and they could do something similar.
 
#9
Ok, who wishes to be become organiser i/c petition? Oh, and we need a 2 i/c media ops.

Oh, and an appropriate banner. (Not looking at anyone gifted in particular) :D
 
#11
Happy to put time in and hassle/cajole messes in South East or make calls to papers. I/C? nein danke, I think many hands make light work. Lets see who throws their hat in the ring and see what our manpower is.


A sticky?
 
#13
Thanks for that Vonshot.

It will be a sticky, after I harvest a few more replies. Before anyone says "Oh but what can we do?" I'd just like to remind you about Forces voting and Piers Morgan. We can do a lot.
 
#14
I think this may be a slow burn, if we can get enough genuine people to get involved it would be seriously worth doing.

If anyone is interested in bringing it up during mess meeting, pressuring their PMC, contacting their NAAFI, passing emails around work, speaking to work mates or just coming up with suggestions, lets see your names here.


As we all know it doesnt take a lot to generate bad publicity.
 
#16
Some of us have been doing it since 1989 anyway :wink: Up to now the Scouse boycott is estimated to have cost them a good couple of hundred million.

Vonshot said:
A word of warning, in Liverpool they bent over backwards to the families of the Hillsborough? disaster and were never forgiven. The Sun will say anything to get any campaign dropped and a few months later start all over again with any change of editorship, lets also consider Rebekah Wade as fair game.
Witness the lies told after the outcry from Liverpool about Fatboy Rooney selling his story to the Scum, where they claimed to have apologised years ago (they never have) and said that the people who had written the story no longer worked there (McKenzie, the editor in 1989 has just moved back there, although Scouse dreams of the fat little sh*te dying slowly of cancer will hopefully soon come true).

Anyone wanting to know more about the Liverpool boycott, click the link in my sig. A lot of varied 'Don't buy the Sun' merchandise can be obtained from the Hillsborough Justice Campaign shop on Walton Breck Road, Liverpool (opposite the Kop stand at Anfield stadium).

The Hillsborough Justice Campaign
178 Walton Breck Road
Anfield
Liverpool
L4 0RG

Tel/Fax 0151-2605262

For Saturday 3pm kick offs the shop opens at midday, with the opening time changing on other Saturdays depending on the time of game. The shop is now also open through the week from 10am to 2pm, except on a midweek match day, when it will close for a couple of hours and then re-open around 5pm.

If anything needs doing for a boycott, I'm more than willing to lend a hand.
 
#19
If you ban the scum from the Naafi then waht are the chav text speak soldiers of this modern Army going to wipe their arrse on????

Except of course page 3 and Clarkson.
 
#20
As a Scouser myself, albeit from a family of Evertonians, I have boycotted the Sun for years. Also, whoever suggested buying the Daily Mirror instead has clearly got a short memory. Does he/she not remember a certain batch of faked photos that led to a massive backlash in the Muslim world, possibly leading to the death of British soldiers? Let's face it, they're both comics aimed at thick b'stards.

On the other hand, aren't we supposed to be defending the right to democracy and free speech? Does this not include the choice to be able to buy any newspaper you want, even if others think it is a comic?