Profile: Guardian Pass Notes

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A quick run-down of that bit of the Guardian where ill-informed anonymous authors take cheap pot-shots at easy targets.

Name:Guardian Pass Notes

Age: Launched in 1992, canned in 2005, brought back in 2009. So…either 26 or 22 depending on your math preference.

Purpose: None that I can find.

Where: Down the bottom. Both figuratively and literally. If websites had a back page, it would be around there somewhere. It’s one of the many reasons the Guardian’s banner ads asking for money are getting bigger.

Appearance: A sort of faux questionnaire that’s obviously all been written by the same person.

Well, that sounds like a cheap way to set up your own snide one-liners: Excellent summary, me. That’s exactly what it sounds like and exactly what it is. It’s the journalistic equivalent of cheating at solitaire.

What do they write about? Thankfully they’re mostly confined to the shallow end, everything…

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