Woman unable to decide whether to donate to Syria or the Guardian

A GUARDIAN reader is torn between giving £5 a month to send clothes to Syrian children or a similar amount to ensure she can continue to read the thoughts of Deborah Orr.

Mary Fisher admitted that she is struggling to combine her humanitarian obligations with the need to know what Jonathan Jones thinks about Facebook.

She said: “I’m not sure who needs the money more. On the one hand, this is the biggest refugee crisis since 1945, but on the other hand, quality journalism costs money.

“Of course, I want unaccompanied minors in Calais to have food and medicine. But a world without George Monbiot and Suzanne Moore explaining why something I thought was good is actually bad is not a world I want to live in.”

“I already stopped donating to Oxfam so I could give the money to Wikipedia instead.

“Next they’ll tell me I need to get a license to watch the BBC.”

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