They don't seem that much moved, if anything they are more "of the left" today than they've ever been, just not necessarily Corbyn's left. Being so negative on Corbyn in the run up to 2015 may well have damaged many folk's views of them.
I used to read a rotating selection of the guardian, the independent and the telegraph when I still bought a newspaper in the 2000s. I now mainly read the guardian and occasionally scan the BBC, telegraph, ft, fox news and CNN.
Putting aside opinion pieces, the guardian has moved from hard left, to left of the centre, in its reporting. You just don't get the sort of bombastic, hard left, 'news' articles some of their old reporters used to write in the print version.
I would say they often had pretty biased reporting back in the print days, but not now.
The telegraph website has moved from centre right to hard right. The independent website hurts my eyes last I checked with ads, ads, ads, videos, videos, videos, which is a shame as I loved that paper.
Personally I'm nervous of the guardian having so much power now (and some semi-stable funding from a trust), but they're being pretty responsible with it.
>Sultan Muhammad Abuljadayel
Whatever money it made for them, it made me associate that with their work, which I don’t think was that great to begin with.
Honestly, if you think the Telegraph is hard-right, then you're much harder left than you're letting on.
At the moment, compare the headlines, lead stories on the Telegraph to the Guardian. Here's the Telegraph:
Backlash as No 10 questions impartiality of Scottish judges
The Scottish court prorogation ruling shows the anti-Brexit Establishment is hard at work
Remainers are confirming Leave voters' worst fears by trying to litigate Brexit to death
None of that is impartial, it's all highly emotive and extremely biased. The Telegraph is sounding more and more like a hard-right red top.
Compare that to the Guardian right now:
No 10 resists demands to recall parliament after Scottish prorogation ruling
Scottish court ruling: what happens next in prorogation dispute
Nigel Farage 'won't be allowed anywhere near government', say Tories
All unbiased, fact based, impartial.
And anyway, my point was that you get a greater range of opinion in the Telegraph than the Guardian. Plus, just because you disagree with something - i.e. Brexit in this case - doesn't mean that the people you disagree with are hard-right or hard anything.
The Guardian is the only remaining newspaper I trust to be unaffected by UK government agenda.
Opinion has varied widely, depending on who, which at times has been most frustrating. It's been possible to read two opinion slots, from different authors, on the same front page with opposite Brexit hopes. :)
The FT was sometimes surprisingly soft-left, but firmly economic in outlook. Telegraph firmly Tory, of all variants, until the Barclays bought them in the early or mid 00s. Downhill aiming to get below the Mail ever since. Dishonest, biased and populist, but no longer Tory. Populist, disingenuous Boris was well suited for writing his columns on made-up EU outrages.
You know where I think the Guardian sat, where the Liberals once were. Sure, there were some strident leftist pieces, but it was uncommon, just as the current incarnation has some strident (and often particularly naive) leftist pieces from Owen Jones. They don't have the couple of leftist heavyweight characters they once had though, and Owen isn't in the same league...
Heck, they supported Thatcher and the first Gulf war, albeit with some doubts.