A mention of the 'left wing Guardian' should tell us all we need to know about the mindset in action here.
Of course it is a Left Wing paper, and universally recognised as such.
Your perceptions are so far to the Left that you think it is the norm. To the Hard Left brigade that currently dominate these threads anyone slightly to the Right of Kim Jong-Un is a fascist.
NY Times when Guardian changed its format,
"The Guardian, Britain’s Left-Wing News Power, Goes Tabloid"