Too many newspapers?

While in America, we’re fretting that there aren’t enough newspapers — and soon will be fewer — in the UK, former Prime Minister John Major is complaining in the Observer that there are too many!

He is reading from prepared notes. He believes the existence of too many national newspapers has led to greater competition for sales, which has produced sensationalism and thus reduced their overall standard. I mentioned that there are not more newspapers now, but Major insisted there were still too many.