February 11th, 2013

MEDIA GUIDO POLL: Save Page 3

With Murdoch hinting that Page 3 is “so last century”, po-faced critics of boobs are campaigning with new vigour today. So much so that Guido is launching #SavePage3.

They do not speak for everyone…


77 Comments

  1. 1
    Paniagua says:

    It’s nothing to get all in a jizz about

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  2. 2
    Gordon Brown says:

    i am saving up to be Tyrone from Coronation Street

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  3. 3

    If I want to see flabby tits I’ll tune into Parliament on channel 81.

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  4. 4
    How about this then says:

    What about a page 3 for our culturally enriched brethren.

    Where Fatima playfully shows a bit of her face for the lads

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  5. 5
    Living in 96.99% white Merseyside says:

    Clare looks as though she’s going to get what she’s campaigned for the last 30 years.

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    • 16
      Bollocks to getting a pseudonym says:

      What, a face lift? Gawd knows she could use one, along with a sense of humour implant and elocution lessons.

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  6. 6
    John says:

    “I don’t like something, but rather than ignore it I MUST CAMPAIGN TO BAN IT” #tweetlikealefty

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  7. 7
    Bubba says:

    Yes, Bubba like boobies.

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  8. 9
    Raving Loon says:

    If you don’t like Page 3, turn to Page 4.

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  9. 13
    roundell says:

    could all the NO votes please stand by the wall where we can hose you down with sulfuric acid

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  10. 14
    JH23487387324 says:

    A small part of me is with the sistas, it is a bit 70s and objectifies the girls.

    One the other hand, I despise authoritarians.

    Plus like most men I really, really, really like looking at a nice pair of tits. Sorry girls, we can’t help it. Most of you behave like such miserable controlling bitches these days we wouldn’t begin to be in the slightest bit interested in you were it not for the visual sex appeal of females.

    So don’t fucking complain.

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    • 51
      Mboat now says:

      Liking Boobies is what distinguishes us from feminised lefty girlie-men (that and strong drink)

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    • 70
      Anonymous says:

      I also really really REALLY like looking at tits. But actually, I CAN “help it” and I’m fed up of comments like yours lumping normal blokes like me in with your moronic “men are just animals and cant help it” attitude.

      There is no place in a NEWSPAPER for porno pictures. Leave it to the top shelf mags or the internet.

      I think its so sad when men think a page 3 ban is depriving them of tits. Get a grip! No one is saying ban sex or porn, just that tits have no place in a weekly family newspaper, which I completely agree with!

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  11. 15
    Casual Observer says:

    Why not have a ‘No Opinion’ button on the poll ? Would probably reduce the no vote further.

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  12. 18
    PC Dixon says:

    KEEP IT PLEASE ! – IF YOU DONT IKE IT MOVE TO PAGE 4 !

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    • 39
      Living in 96.99% white Merseyside says:

      How many pages do you have to move to before you get any news? I’ve no idea myself as I haven’t read it for nigh on a quarter of a century.

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  13. 19
    Call me Dave says:

    +1 for some six packed hunks on Page 3

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  14. 20
    Sandra in Accounts says:

    The Harriet Harmenisation of continues.

    If blokes want to make some young woman rich & famous by looking at their boobs then what is the problem?

    Supply & demand. I dont read the Sun, but I gather it is commercially successful. Change a winning product at your peril Rupe.

    No women were ever harmed by page 3. Socialism on the other hand…….

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    • 27
      Mike Le Letch Hnaocock says:

      Good comment — nobody puts a gun to your head and forces you to buy the Sun

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      • 38
        Living in 96.99% white Merseyside says:

        Out of interest how much does it cost. I haven’t read it since the late 1980′s.
        It cost 20p then.

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    • 40
      Living in 96.99% white Merseyside says:

      I hear it’s circulation is about half it was when I last read it.

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  15. 21
    Operation Crossbow says:

    My perfect Page three heaven

    Monday Polly Toynbee
    Tuesday Diana Farbutt
    Wednesday Harriet Harman
    Thursday The Eagle brothers
    Friday Julie Bindel
    Saturday Yasmin Alibi Brown

    Sunday, nothing as I’d need to rest after all that totty during the week.

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  16. 23
    old SHEP says:

    Of course it should, it’s in the great British tradition of bawdy humour.

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  17. 24
    Anonymous says:

    It IS so last century. Why can’t it be tits AND bums? Surely it is discriminatory in this enlightened age only to show a nice pair of Charlies….! hmmm?

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  18. 25
    Frank Carson says:

    What’s the difference between Sally Bercow and the the Statue of Liberty?

    The State of Liberty has only had 10 million men inside her.

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  19. 26
    T'Old Fella says:

    Cannot be bothered, I don’t read the rag anyway. How would you like to see your wives, concubines, girl friends on page 3, perhaps the females would like a male in the same state on page 2, what do you think 8i££y

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    • 29
      T'Old Fella says:

      Maybe Geedo topless

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    • 49
      Igor Onlywunball says:

      Now now Old Fellow, next you will be telling us you never ever never not once had a sneaky peeky at a copy of Playboy or Penthouse when you were the teeniest bit younger.

      Because if you do, none of us will ever believe a word you say again!

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  20. 28
    Asian Babes Ate My Hamster Lasagne says:

    So Murdoch has you doing his market research these days Guido. once you are finished with this, how about a bit of Westminster gossip and tittle tattle? I can find soft porn anywhere else on the web.

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  21. 30
    Cut-me-own-throat Dibbler says:

    I dot know why people have to be so centurist.

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  22. 34
    JH23487387324 says:

    One thing… am I right in saying that page 3 is really the only ‘topless only’ glamour modelling gig available?

    The other option for girls who want to be glamour models – and there are thousands of them – is to appear in spangle mags. Nude.

    So, get rid of page 3 and you are basically just making sure more girls do more explicit shots.

    Nice work sistas. But you will have ‘got your way’, which is the only thing that counts to minds like yours.

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  23. 43
    Jimmy says:

    I can see why your worried. If the Digger decides to go tit-free…

    [complete the punchline yourselves]

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    pope goes the weasel says:

    further to my pope prediction post earlier in the sally bercow thread i provide you with some cerebral science of a mystic nature to qualify my position as a ace necromancer via a screen capture of the keep getting your page 3 tits out poll results.

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  27. 53
    Anarchists In Blazers says:

    I am heterosexual. There I’ve said it.

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  28. 54
    Liarpoliticians says:

    If we put the breast pictures on page 2, then we can say there are tits on the left, not just on the right!

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  29. 55
    Anonymous says:

    What’s offensive about page 3 is that it objectifies women. How is objectifying women with clothes on any better? Surely it is all of the moral failure with none of the titillating benefit.

    Worst idea since N-A lager. Either have it or don’t

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  30. 57
    lojolondon says:

    Get ‘em out, Karen Mason!!

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  31. 58
    Jess The Dog says:

    I think Page 3 should be scrapped but Guido will get my vote if he gets his norks out! ;-)

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  32. 60
    Chris says:

    If you want to save Page 3, Guido, why have you not illustrated this post with an entire example of the feature in question? Are you subject to rules on this website which The Sun isn’t? Would doing so conflict with the image/reputation of you or this website? It is presumably a choice you have made. A process has been carried out.

    The same is true of Page 3.
    Page 3 is part of a system (The Sun), which is part of many other systems. These are connected together in complex ways.

    The Sun’s primary concern, as an ad-supported/subscription model business, is that people continue to buy it/see the adverts in it. This gives it a large enough circulation to convince advertisers to advertise and people with power to listen to what it has to say.

    ‘What is has to say’ is inextricably linked to the business model it uses. Whether you think this is a good or bad idea, or don’t care, is a matter of personal opinion.

    The Sun has a long history, which means it has been involved in many systems for many years. All very complex.

    To deny it has influence in a particular system, when presented with evidence of such, is naive.

    It appears that Rupert Murdoch is considering the influence of Page 3, at least in part due to #nomorepage3.

    He would not be doing his job properly if he allowed Page 3 to continue in its current form if, and/or when, public opinion has shifted against it, for whatever reasons.

    Rupert Murdoch employs people to help him make these decisions by presenting him with survey results – detailed analysis of public opinion conducted by specialists in this field. He then chooses whether to agree with their findings or not. Then he decides whether to act on his opinion.

    Everyone below him in the hierarchy of his business then decides whether to do what Rupert has said, or deal with any consequences.

    Eventually, the audience find out what happens to Page3.

    This whole process happens constantly.

    All things eventually end.

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  33. 62
    fitz fitz says:

    More demonisation of your white work. class … NHS kills them in Staffs, their cheap beef is horse etc etc … soft target …

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  34. 63
    Badstephen says:

    You’re backing a dead duck here. If the left hadn’t made Page 3 a political issue in the 80s, The Sun would have quietly dropped it years ago. They’ve already done so for the “family” Saturday edition. Look at their website, trying to mimic the Daily Mail formula of catwalk and beach pictures. The Page 3 link is no longer prominent – takes a bit of finding. They’ll give a it a decent send-off but the printed Page 3 is dead in the water.

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  35. 67
    The working man says:

    If they ban page 3 where else will I get my bit of arse and tit?

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    • 73
      Pete says:

      You’ll have to man up and realise that it isn’t yours, it never was, and your sense of entitlement belongs in the last century (if not the stone age). You are a very good reason for why Page3 should be stopped. Nice one mate.

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      • 75
        JH23487387324 says:

        …while your right to tell people what to do and what they can and cannot enjoy belongs very strongly in this progressive century, right comrade?

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  36. 71
    Showusyerwotsit! says:

    Fairs fair – why can’t us girls have a dick page…..I think it would go down well….

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  37. 72
    TootingToryInfidel says:

    If Murdoch does cave in to the feminazis then idijte u Hrvatskoj, where they still have “djevojka dana”
    (http://www.vecernji.hr/djevojka-dana/). Kind of like interviewing the Serbian PM with no knickers on but more tasteful.

    They also have “decko dana” za pederi…

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  38. 76

    why get rid of page three it has entertained so many builders during their half an hour breaks every half an hour

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  39. 77

    why get rid of page three it has entertained every builder up and down the country during their half an hour breaks every half and hour.

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