I seem to fit the Guardian reader stereotype:
Lord Brett wrote:
Also, right-wingers hate people who aren't like them, so will have a go at their percieved enemies for being vegetarian, liking foreign films or doing the recycling - all things Guardian readers are (I imagine) more likely to do.
Three out of three!
Exactly, it's like we are all gay, effnic, vegetarian, tree-hugging pacifists.
Three out of five, plus a half for being a bit French and another half because, although I don't exactly hug trees, I don't drive a car either.
I also like Mad Men
, although I can't watch the new series because I don't have Sky tv (extra Graun points for that!).
Having said all that, I never buy the Guardian. I read it online, but only a very small portion of it. I think the Books section is excellent, and it's one place where interactivity is actually beneficial — some of the readers' reactions to poems and novels genuinely add to the reading experience. And Books articles are mostly hidden away so they don't attract the I-have-obscurer-tastes-than-thou bores that congregate, for instance, on the Music pages. But as others have said, the metropolitan Nathan Barley stuff and the lifestyle section are a turn-off.