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 [[The United Kingdom]] has a vast array of newspapers, none of which are entirely free from editorial bias. In order that foreigners may understand how the system works, the much-cited passage from //Yes Minister// is here quoted: [[The United Kingdom]] has a vast array of newspapers, none of which are entirely free from editorial bias. In order that foreigners may understand how the system works, the much-cited passage from //Yes Minister// is here quoted:
  
-    ​Prime Minister Jim Hacker: I know exactly who reads the papers:+Prime Minister Jim Hacker: I know exactly who reads the papers:
  
 The [[Daily Mirror]] is read by people who think they run the country; ​ The [[Daily Mirror]] is read by people who think they run the country; ​
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  and the [[Daily Telegraph]] is read by people who think it //is//.  and the [[Daily Telegraph]] is read by people who think it //is//.
  
-    ​Sir Humphrey: Prime Minister, what about the people who read The Sun?+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.+Bernard Woolley: Sun readers don't care who runs the country, as long as she's got big tits.
  
 //See also: [[Private Eye]]; [[Daily Express]]; [[The Observer]]; [[The Independent]]//​ ; //[[Evening Standard]]//​ ; //[[The Spectator]]//​ //See also: [[Private Eye]]; [[Daily Express]]; [[The Observer]]; [[The Independent]]//​ ; //[[Evening Standard]]//​ ; //[[The Spectator]]//​
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