although I am not sure prejudice is the right term, and I'm surprised anyone noticed or bothered. Snobbishness would be better.
The Times, FT, Guardian, Independent, all the broadsheet newspapers are read by Managers, Royalty, posh people.
The Sun, Mirror, Daily Star, read by the workers. The Daily Express and Daily Mail have split personalities. They used to be broadsheet and alluded to the broadsheet status, but really were the lower middle class person's paper, and now they are tabloid, although so far they have resisted the "Page 3" inclusions that the other tabloids have.
If you are in a group of manual workers and pull out a broadsheet, then you're not one of them. That's the reverse snobbishness.
But all of that went out the window decades ago.
the UK. Can you explain to me the seemingly widespread prejudice against reading broadsheet mewspapers as contrasted with tabloids? I fear I attracted a certain amount of scorn for reading the Independent, the Times and the Guardian, when everybody else was reading the Sun or the Mail or the Telegraph.
I was much lower key over there, though it was apparent that I knew a lot of stuff, and I had a Pharmacist Administrator who used to quiz me about drugs, their effects and side effects and uses in front of staff who were actually higher up the pecking order than I was. I think he was trying to help me be recognized as a worthwhile member of the team as opposed to a kind of, why is he here and what does he know about this, attitude. They were happy to use me for customer relations to cool out irate customers though.