"It Says Here" as written by and Billy Bragg....
It says here that the Unions will never learn
It says here that the economy is on the upturn
And it says here we should be proud
That we are free
And our free press reflects our democracy

Those braying voices on the right of the House
Are echoed down the Street of Shame
Where politics mix with bingo and tits
In a money and numbers game

Where they offer you a feature
On stockings and suspenders
Next to a call for stiffer penalties for sex offenders

It says here that this year's prince is born
It says here do you ever wish
That you were better informed
And it says here that we can only stop the rot
With a large dose of Law and Order
And a touch of the short sharp shock

If this does not reflect your view you should understand
That those who own the papers also own this land
And they'd rather you believed
In Coronation Street capers
In the war of circulation, it sells newspapers
Could it be an infringement
Of the freedom of the press
To print pictures of women in states of undress

When you wake up to the fact
That your paper is Tory
Just remember, there are two sides to every story

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"It Says Here" as written by Billy Bragg

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    General Commentjust remember, there are two sides to every story...

    how easily we all forget!
    JazzButcheron January 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI hate to point out the obvious, but it seems to be about The Sun newspaper (and I use the word newspaper in the loosest sense of the word there).
    NNDEANon August 18, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningWritten about 30 years ago and still spot-on - how depressing!

    "Have you ever wished that you were better informed?" was the slogan used to advertise The Times, desperate to reassure its readers of its ongoing credibility following its acquision by Murdoch.

    "This year's prince is born" - this dates it to the early Eighties when Diana was producing Wills and Harry.
    mefinxon July 16, 2012   Link

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