I shall whisper this. Every Monday I buy The Guardian and The Independent. Go on, boo and hiss. Accuse me of being the closet lefty you always suspected I was.
The truth of the matter is, dear reader, that they both have media supplements on Mondays and I like to keep up with what's going on in that particular world. Getting The Guardian on a Monday also enables me to see whether this week Jackie Ashley says Gordon Brown is the greatest politician alive or whether he's all washed up and will lose the election.
Today, two things struck me. Normally the Guardian media pages are stuffed with at least 20. Pages of media adverts. Today there are just three. OK, we're near Christmas, but even so.
Secondly, The Independent seems to be reverting to being a newspaper again. Which is nice. Gone are the ridiculous front pages and interminable features on lefty subjects of their choice. The new editor Roger Alton has transformed it back into a newspaper in which you can actually find out what is going on in the world, rather than a newspaper in which you can read what its columnists think is going on.