Page 3 will only vanish if progressives appeal to the facts

The return of bare flesh to the third page of The Sun on Friday overturned days of crowing by the left-wing press and political classes, much of it orchestrated by the Guardian, which holds as much love for Rupert Murdoch as North Korea does for its southern neighbour.

Throughout the week the Guardian ran a series of stories celebrating the demise of Page 3, following a report in The Sun’s sister paper The Times on Monday. Most prominent of these was a piece by columnist Joan Smith, rather prematurely titled: “The sexual revolution made Page 3 possible. A feminist revolution ended it.”

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