Guardian Watch, or Graun Watch, is here to read the Guardian so you don’t have to.
There are already Tabloid Watchers everywhere, especially in the middle-class liberal ‘twitterverse’, who critique and expose the evils of ‘right-wing’ newspapers such as The Mail and The News Of The World. We thought it was about time somebody turned their eagle eyes onto that bastion of liberal niceness, The Guardian.
In particular, this watch will focus on how The Guardian deals with issues such as gender and sexuality, including homosexuality, ‘alternative’ sexualities such as BDSM, sex work, masculinities, young parents and the -gasp!- childless.
We will also be looking at how The Graun deals with social class, disabilties and ethnicities. It is such a middle class newspaper, but because it is traditionally towards the ‘left’ of the political spectrum there is an assumption on the part of Guardian readers that it has a ‘social conscience’ and seeks to support the interests of the vulnerable and disadvantaged in society. Graun Watch is going to challenge that assumption and put it to the test.
Graun Watch is run by Quiet Riot Girl www.quietgirlriot.wordpress.com
But I need your help! If you have any stories you think are worth examining from The Guardian, or any articles you have written about the newspaper and its coverage, or any links, videos, gossip about anything to do with it, The Observer and Cif, please send them in!
Let the watch commence!