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Irked by royal-baby hysteria? U.K. newspaper offers merciful solution

Monday, July 22, 2013

Here’s an idea whose time has come: The Guardian, the U. K. newspaper, is letting online readers opt-out of coverage of Kate Middleton’s giving birth to the royal baby. If only American newspaper readers and television viewers were treated as mercifully . . .

Here’s an excerpt from PR Daily about The Guardian’s move:

The U.K. version of the newspaper’s website has a button in the top-right corner that asks readers whether they’re “republican” or “royalist.” If a user chooses the former, he or she gets a Guardian home page devoid of royal-baby news. A huge front-page story about Prince William and Princess Kate’s child is replaced with stories about fake paintings and Comic-Con International.

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