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The Sun

There are several tabloid newspapers called The Sun. There is also The New York Sun, a broadsheet newspaper, and the Vancouver Sun, a newspaper by CanWest Global Communications.

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1 United States
2 United Kingdom
3 Related newspapers

United States

One tabloid is published in the United States. The first death during the 2001 anthrax attack was an editor of this paper who worked at the Boca Raton, Florida offices of American Media, Inc., the owners of this and other tabloids.

United Kingdom

See United Kingdom Newspapers for a comparison of The Sun to other newspapers.

The other tabloid is published in the United Kingdom. It is owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, The Sun was created out of the Daily Herald in 1964 and sold to Murdoch and made into a tabloid size in 1969.

By reputation, the quality of the newspaper's journalism is subordinate to the copious pictures of scantily clad young women in its pages. Its editorial line is markedly Conservative and anti-European Union. Its "page three girls" are famous, but the paper has made efforts to reduce their presence. It often publishes vulgar slurs and jokes about foreign countries, the favourites being France and Germany, or the European Union in general; as an example, it printed a special edition to be distributed in France depicting president Jacques Chirac as a worm on the first page.

A major source of resentment against The Sun on the part of left-wing liberals is over its coverage of immigrants and asylum seekers to the United Kingdom. The paper has been accused of using dubious facts and exaggerated information in its reporting on this issue, and of deliberately inciting racism and prejudice.

As of 2002 it is the most circulated English language newspaper in the world, with a circulation of over 3,500,000 copies daily.

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Related newspapers

There was The Sun News-Pictorial morning tabloid in
Melbourne, Australia for many years, until it merged with its afternoon broadsheet sister paper The Herald to form the Herald-Sun. It is similar in scope to the UK Sun.

Note: the Sunday equivalent of The Sun in the UK is the News of the World - the Sunday Sun is an unrelated tabloid newspaper, published in Newcastle upon Tyne.