Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Not catering for the prude market

I don't buy the Sunday Independent, but each week I get a copy and I generally throw away the magazine as soon as I get my hands on it. This week's edition of the magazine featured a selection of naked women on the cover. Is this really necessary? I know a lot of people buy their Sunday paper before heading to Mass on Sunday. I'm sure there must have been some red faces around the country when that magazine slipped out of the paper - as it often does - onto the church floor.

I know people here generally refer to the Sunday Independent as a 'right wing' newspaper, but from where I'm coming it's nothing of the sort (& the Sunday Times is much the same). When it comes to the soft porn element, the Irish Times is probably the most conservative paper in Ireland. It's the main reason that I don't mind having the Irish Times around the house even though editorially it's pretty far from my perspective.