Interesting Fact - The news

A survey by the media regulator Ofcom has found that only 7% of people in the UK trust the tabloid press to report the news truthfully.

(The same report found that radio is the most trusted source of news in the UK, beating both TV and the internet. 66% of people polled said they trusted radio news most, 58% chose internet news, 54% said television. 34% said newspapers in general, but only 7% tabloid newspapers. The only problem I have with this is the Sun is still the most widely sold newspaper in the UK. I wonder why?)

!Note - The tabloid newspaper format is particularly popular in the United Kingdom, where its page dimensions are roughly 430 × 280 mm (16.9 in × 11.0 in. They are often called "red tops" because they have a red masthead, and the usual ingredients are an emphasis on entertainment news, celebrities, gossip, sports and political scandals. The red tops include The Sun, the Daily Mirror and the Daily Star, along with various local and regional newspapers. Three previous broadsheet daily newspapers; The Independent, The Times, and The Scotsman, have switched to tabloid size in recent years, although they call it "compact" to avoid the down-market connotation of the word.)