Thursday, September 11, 2014
Rupert Murdoch says page 3 topless girls here to stay as long as customers want them
Rupert Murdoch has take to Twitter once again to defend the use of topless women on page three of his mass circulation British cash cows, The Sun and The Sunday Sun (which replaced The News of the World).
While Mr Murdoch thinks the page 3 pinups are "old fashioned", he says average readers still want them.
But the media titan asked his Twitter followers for their opinions tweeting "aren't beautiful young women more attractive in at least some fashionable clothes?".
It's a long debate between profit and punter preferences - assuming of course that readers of The Sun buy it to read the journalism.
Not surprisingly, Mr Murdoch reminded his critics who is in charge.
"Brit feminists bang on forever about page 3. I bet never buy paper. I think old fashioned but readers seem to disagree."