The sad state of the Guardian December 4, 2012 at 12:38 pm
These are the top five stories on the Guardian website at the moment. Three about two young people who seem to have done something quite a few young people are reasonably adept at, one speculated about the future of a football manager, and one a story about a unicorn. The Guardian was a serious paper once but goodness me if any evidence was needed that that is no longer true, surely this is it. The Guardian website has become a mediocre media hub, less good at everything than the specialist press (for music, go to Pitchfork; for technology, go to Ars Technica; and so on), and with a nugatory amount of news. Instead we have endless live blogs where the reader has to try to pick the facts out of a morass of breathless but mostly inconsequential reporting. It’s sad to see a once great newspaper — a paper I bought most days for more than half my life — turn into this.