The Sun Logo – The Sun is a tabloid (newspaper format) published in the United Kingdom . It is currently the newspaper most widely read English language , with a circulation of around 3.2 million copies and about 8.5 million readers. It is published by News Group Newspapers , a subsidiary of News Corporation . News Corporation is in turn owned by media mogul Rupert Murdoch .
Despite its popularity there are many criticisms of the paper. He is often accused of being ordinary, a crap, unprofessional or overly sensational.Immediately, Murdoch changed the small format newspaper, and made The Sun a sister paper the News of the World , a yellow newspaper on Sunday which had bought the previous year. The two newspapers used the same press machines, and both were managed together.
The content of the newspaper was more sensational, particularly with the introduction of the ” Page Three Girl “, a girl completely naked and then in 1970, half-naked. The Sun was highly profitable in the seventies, despite the restrictive behavior of the unions Murdoch press and earned enough capital to start businesses in the United States in 1973 . Politically, the Sun supported the Labour Party in the early years of Murdoch in the 1974 elections, the newspaper was neutral as Roy Greenslade in Press Gang (2003). The then editor, Larry Lamb , came from a Labour environment, even socialist. Bernard Shrimsley came from the middle class and put in an unconvincing Party Tory (Conservative).
Since the election of Margaret Thatcher ‘s leadership of the Tories in 1975 The Sun changed course and supported the election of Thatcher in 1979.