The Guardian has just launched Guardian America. Here is what wikipedia.org has to say about it. I started reading the Guardian around 2001. In the aftermath of 11 September, I felt the US media had jumped onto the "kill all the muslims" bandwagon and came to rely almost exclusively on The Guardian for information about what was happening around the world. I was very impressed by their coverage of the issues. At the time it was truly a light in the wilderness. My opinion over time has altered somewhat. Too often the articles are geared towards some mythical suburban London couple who work in the city in some rewarding occupation, have two children, take frequent exotic vacations and pay lip service to the environment. However, in the last few months, The Guardian website has really begun to change. Like all papers, they're facing declining readership. They've truly begun to expand their website. Not only are they expanding it, they're also making it extremely readable and very Safari friendly. Despite the fact that Jack Schofeld, their twat of a tech columnist hates Macs. They've truly expanded their online content and are on the path towards what paper and ink newspapers will eventually become, whatever that may be. Anyway, my point really is that I've become a much more careful consumer of news since bushco took power. The Guardian, The Economist (conservative rag that it is), Der Spiegel and BIRN are all part of my daily reading. I can't imagine being limited solely to the American press, in this day and age it's extremely important to see what's going on around the world. Is American media failing Americans or is The Guardian's popularity in the US a sign of a true global news market?