The Sun Newspaper Will Plop Through your Door on Thursday
You may or may not have heard that the The Sun “newspaper” is planning on sending out around 22 million free newspapers on Thursday. Your local postie will deliver your copy direct to your door. How thoughtful.
If you live in a Liverpool postcode area you won’t get one though- they aren’t sending them to Liverpool. The Sun (quite rightly) decided the good people of Liverpool would be less than impressed to have a copy of The Sun come through their door, given the boycott of that paper since it’s disgraceful “reporting” of the events surrounding the Hillsborough tragedy. What I can’t work out is why they think the rest of them would welcome their sexist claptrap coming through the door.
These special promo copies won’t contain Page Three or Dear Deirdre (although The Sun have confirmed they have no plans to drop Page Three from their normal copies), but I hardly see that this makes it any better. They’re doing to coincide with the start of the World Cup, but don’t think they are being in the slightest bit generous by sending everyone a World Cup promo copy. A full page ad in The Sun usually sells for £35000. A full page ad in the promo copy comes with a £300000 price tag. That should cover the delivery bill.
If, like me, you’d rather not have The Sun defiling your doormat, you could try emailing the Royal Mail Opt Out Service for a temporary opt out of Door-to-door mail – however, their current autoresponse email suggests that they are experiencing an exceptionally high demand on their service at the moment (I wonder why?), so this might not be quick enough.
If the paper does arrive, you could always send it back to them: The Sun, 3 Thomas More Square, London, E98 1XY
Or you could pop a note on your door to let your postie know that you don’t want it.