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Where it is found acceptable to see grown men cry, either with joy or sadness. If you live anywhere remotely near Earth then you would not have failed to miss the global extravaganza... The World Cup.

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English media assignment Every four years there is a moment, a journey and an emotional rollercoaster. Where it is found acceptable to see grown men cry, either with joy or sadness. If you live anywhere remotely near Earth then you would not have failed to miss the global extravaganza... The World Cup. Where 32 teams partake upon 62 games of football, with each and every game entailed drama of heartfelt emotions. And each game was analysed by the media. There is a well know saying "never believe what you read", I think that this is totally correct, especially when applied to the media. It basically means "never accept things at face value" and my view is that this is spot on, fore papers basically put their own views across to other people, we can read it but it is up to us to make up our own opinion instead of relying on others. To me the media is just another tool of monopolisation, and which is also the medium of that the World Cup was present to the world from. I shall be commenting on a range of varied articles from England, all from the corresponding period of when England was beaten. ____________________________________________ The Sun The first article is one by Martin Phillips, for the tabloid paper, The Sun. ...read more.

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They counted their lucky stars to get to where they have gotten. Also the point which the "Sun says" column is trying to present is to be proud, and it says how it has also become "trendy" to be flying the flag. Symbolising that people are showing their pride. The way this article is written it's as though the writer is writing on out level, reminding us of the mountains which have been over come to get England where it was. It also tries to provide a comforting ending with hope. "Sven's team is YOUNG and will be ready to fight again in 2006". ____________________________________________ The next article is by John Humphrys for The Sunday Times. This article in my view puts a different spin on the whole mood of the moment. Even from its title you can tell this. "It's a game of two halves: the over paid and the exploited". The article ponders deeper into the whole situation of football at this moment. And this in my mind is in out of tune from all the other articles written, one of the very few which doesn't show images on England, but shows an image of Inamoto. The whole tone of this article can be blamed on the fact that the reporter isn't an Englishman, and that he is welsh. ...read more.

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This must have been a side article for there wasn't really much in it. Even the title "one's as sick as a parrot.." tells a lot about this article, very little about the football and more about the Royals. I'm not one to be reading The Star but this seems to me like a "slurred" article where no real passion has been invested. It was a bland and uninteresting article of which the highlight of was the little "did you know" fact of "The break-fast rush fell short of the 2,800 mega watts reached at the end of England's 1990 World Cup semi-final defeat against Germany." ____________________________________________ The Observers article by Rhymer Rigby is a very humorous one, which I found enlightening but also of a stark contrast to those other articles I have analysed before. It's an article on how the Football fever has hit widely across the world, even to those which haven't a team to support pick teams to enjoy this great tournament. The animation depicts this article to a T. It very funny and it hasn't a lot to do with the football side, but the supporting side to the game. The writer comes across as a well travelled person who has been surprised by the football fever. But as it goes on to say... "Of course there's one major constituency that isn't too thrilled about all this - the women of Indonesia." ____________________________________________ ...read more.

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