Thanks for the in-depth comment Jason. I'd probably disagree slightly with regard to The Sun, I think their editorials are actually just punchy and concisely written with their readership (and their opinion) in mind. I don't think it's fair to tarnish them as being written in "poor English".
I'm not convinced it's quite as clear-cut as The Sun being engaged in some sort of conspiracy to keep the "working masses down" and the Arab Spring being as heavily reliant on social media as we (as people working in the field) would like to believe either. Of course, there's an element of truth in both but certainly not to the extent of either being the driving force. In the same way, I think The Sun supports the party that looks like it will win the election, rather than influencing it as much as Fleet Street would like us to believe. Correlation not causation.