The Guardian’s snobby Republicans replace the Royal baby news of Comic Con and 2D heroes
THE Guardian gives its online readers two versions of its front page. If you’re interested in the celebrity news that everyone else is getting, you can read its welter of facts and details on the Royal baby. If you’re not, you can click a small grey box that says “Republican” and read about Comic Con, a San Diego event “dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics“.
The snobby Guardian invites is readers to opt out of the monarchy. These readers will not be diverted from the big news events that really matter – war, debt, austerity and freedom – by stories of a Royal baby. Not for you in the know what one Guardian writer called the “Forelock-tugging… all the rage thanks to Harry and Kate… a new era of unbridled genuflection to the House of Windsor”.
Don’t listen to the other popualr and moniachal side of the argument and confront it. Just ignore it. How’s that for the Guardian’s Republicanism? We don’t lke the monarchy but we can’t think of anything better to replace it with.
OK, thy can. Comics – books about two-dimensional figures who dress up and get up to amazing things the rest of us can only dream of. You know. Like celebrities and royals do…