Monday, October 30, 2006

Yes Prime Minister and Newspapers

(BBC Online)
Parbury Politica mentioned my favourite quote (well one of my two favourite quotes) from Yes Prime Minister the other day:

Jim Hacker: The Daily Mirror is read by people who think they run the country; The Guardian is read by people who think they ought to run the country; The Times is read by people who actually do run the country; The Daily Mail is read by the wives of the people who run the country; The Financial Times is read by people who own the country; The Morning Star is read by people who think the country ought to be run by another country; and The Daily Telegraph is read by people who think it is.

Sir Humphrey: Prime Minister, what about the people who read The Sun?

Bernard Woolley: Sun readers don't care who runs the country, as long as she's got big tits

The thing is (as Parbury points out) that quote was apt for 1986, when the episode from which the aforementioned quote was from, was first mentioned, but it is probably redundant now. Can anyone can come up with a 2006 remix version?

4 comments:

C4' said...

I'm working on it!

Paul Linford said...

The Guardian is still read by people who think they ought to run the country; the Daily Mirror is now read by the people who used to run the country. The Daily Mail is read by the people who think the country should be run as it was 50 years ago, and the Daily Telegraph by people who think it still is.

Meanwhile The Times and The Sun are owned by the person who actually does run the country.

C4' said...

The Guardian is still read by people who think they ought to run the country; the Daily Mirror is now read by the people who used to run the country. The Daily Mail is read by the people who think the country should be run as it was 50 years ago, and the Daily Telegraph by people who think it still is.

Meanwhile The Times and The Sun are owned by the person who actually does run the country.


That was almost exactly what I was going to write. Well done Paul!

Paul Burgin said...

I like it! :)