September 5th, 2011

Bada Bing, Bada Deng

If you were wondering why Tony Blair was so quiet during the phone-hacking crisis, no look further than the Vogue interview with Murdoch’s wife, and chief bodyguard, Wendi Deng. It’s not online yet, but  The Telegraph reports that it claims Blair is the godfather to one of the Murdoch’s children:

“The journalist who conducted the interview for Vogue is said to move in the same circles as the Murdochs in New York. While Mrs Murdoch does not comment on Mr Blair directly, the article states that Miss Kidman, Mr Jackman and Mr Blair are godparents. It claims that Mr Blair attended the Jordanian ceremony “garbed in white” and describes him as one of Mrs Murdoch’s “closest friends”.They have a mutual friend in Queen Rania of Jordan, who hosted the baptism.”

He’ll be creeping up to the Gaddafi family next…


140 Comments

  1. 1
    Phantom says:

    Ah the Labour Party, do as I say, not as I do.

    A very British definition of the word – HYPOCRITES.

    • 16
      So what? says:

      Being a godparent is hardly a crime.

      • 21
        Grumpy Old Man says:

        Denying all knowledge of personal relations with a Media Mogul under pressure should be though.

        • 49
          David Laws Lib Dem fiddler says:

          Perhaps Blair ought to address the travesty that Liebour brought and enhanced through Blair’s mass immigration policy. Pensioners get £106 per week after paying tax and NI. Immigrants and asylum seekers get £225 per week and contributed nothing. They get a furnished house, sometimes costing £8,000 a month when pensioners have to sell their homes to live in a care home. The are further outrages concerning spouse allowances for both groups. Waiting Cameron, waiting……… The tax payer is being squeezed to fund the continued mass immigration. Disgraceful.

          Of course Lie Dumbs Clegg and Cable undoubtedly want this to continue as part of their social mobility plan. Wipe Lie Dumbs and Blair’s socialist view off the political map. All of Blair’s assets need to be seized while he is investigated and impeached. Who paid for him and the bodyguards to attend this shin dig??

          • Sungei Patani says:

            Pensioners do not pay National Insurance (NI) contributions. If you are going to have a rant get your facts straight; I do though agree with the substance of the rant.

        • 106

          Bliar made a fortune.
          Mandy made a fortune. All out of the Political Fraud with their Media Bosses controlled by the Rothschild banks money. I wonder who is the money behind the munitions business that are working 24-7 and returning Vast profit being sucked out of the economy in TAX. WAR PROFIT and the Fraud of Politicians to take us into them to get the country into debt. We are now selling the NHS to raise more cash for more Bombs, as demanding we save more in our pensions so government can leverage 30x the value. Borrowing to pay for more Bombs great way to save the economy. W–kers

      • 23
        Vince Cable's secret offshore account says:

        It is if you’re a member of the Vile Labour Party who poisoned and bankrupted the UK. Blair and Brown should be tried for treason for their crimes against UK people.

        • 134
          David Laws Lib Dem fiddler says:

          Impeached for making deals with foreign powers beyond their remit of office ie Iraq war deal with George Bush and freeing the Libyan bomber for oil deals. We heard the bollocks about bringing Gaddafi into the international fold, now we are learning a bit of torture might have been the real aim.

          What a star Blair is. I hope Chilcott will recommend a judicial inquiry and impeachment for Blair. His mates, Straw, will be queuing behind him to give evidence to support him…….

      • 24
        Archer Karcher says:

        Being a Bliar most definitely is.

    • 43
      misterned says:

      More importantly, this cannot in any way be linked to Cameron, so the BBC does not want to know. It is not on their frontage news website or on the politics pages. (or at least was not when I checked a moment ago).

      We all know that the BBC are trying their level best to wilfully mislead the public to the extent that they are trying to get the public to think that Cameron himself was involved in the hacking in some way, and labour knew nothing.

      When in reality when the hacking took place, it was in a labour supporting paper, when the Murdochs were very very close to the Blair Government, and Brown and Campbell and when Blair had politicised the civil service and the Met Police.

      The Whole hacking scandal is a labour scandal. Not that you would ever get that impression from the BBC!

      • 46
        The BBC says:

        Hacking was conducted entirely by Andy Coulson when he worked for Cameron

      • 61
        Tony Blair, Millionaire says:

        Hi Guys!

        I am just an ordinary kind of guy….who do you think funded my “faith” foundation? Huh?

        I am Saif in the knowledge that the world loves me and even the Pope comes to moi for confession! And my beautiful wife Cherie Amour…..so kind to drug dealers!! What a poppet!

        You should all thank me for one thing!! I’m not Gordon Brown-Stuff, who really should have stayed as a Number Two!! If only he had the Balls!

        • 71
          David Laws Lib Dem fiddler says:

          Blair told the country that Brown was the best Chancellor and then wrote in contrast in his book and it appears to be confirmed by Darling. What does this say about Blair’s integrity or that of the Liebour party???

          • Wot i fink says:

            Blair/integrity in the same sentence is blasphemy.
            imho Blair is the spaw n of sata n, hence his rictus grin and to be cursed with family members who would prefer to top themselves than live with his actions.

        • 77
          labourunionsbbc we are one says:

          So it’s finally come full circle labour are now part of the new aristocracy.

          “Things have to change, in order to stay the same.”

          From ‘The Leopard.’

  2. 2
    smoggie says:

    Clad in white as befits a saint.

  3. 3
    What you already knew pt.94 says:

    BREAKING NEWS: BLAIR IS CROOK AND WAR CRIMINAL AND IS SUPPORTED BY CORPORATIONS AND BANKS.

    • 25
      Latimer Alder says:

      The picture of him grinning inanely while sucking up to Mad Dog Gadaffi should be enough to condemn him forever as a charlatan and a hypocrite

  4. 4
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    The truth will comeout, one day.

    • 15
      Anonymous says:

      Quiite a lot of it is already out Billy.

      • 19
        Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

        not bliars expenses tho.

        • 45
          Casual Bystander says:

          The shredder might be needed in Tripoli.

        • 70
          nell says:

          This is true Bill – but there is something far more sinister about labour money .

          There needs to be an investigation into all these secret and hidden companies that many in labour founded – bliar’s secret companies, mandy’s hidden companies including global counsel , the office of sarahandgordonbrown, davidmiliband ltd et al…..

          We need to see the accounts of these companies openly published so that the income into these accounts can be minutely scrutinised to determine who is paying them to give speeches , travel to foreign countries as advisers etc

          surely it won’t turn out that their money is coming from murderous dictators and the like??!!

    • 62
      imnumbervi says:

      No it won’t, it won’t be allowed to.

      Dr. David Kelly.

  5. 5
    T.B£iar - the People's Messiah says:

    I’m a regular kinda guy.

  6. 6
    Tony Blair says:

    What is importan is I’m a pretty straight sort of guy. What is important is.

  7. 8
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    At least Tony had no problems getting a job when he stood down from parliament…

  8. 9
    Col. Nut says:

    When Blair met Gaddafi he was quite clearly loitering within tent.

  9. 11
    Anonymous says:

    There is enough evidence available to bring T. Bliar to justice.

  10. 12
    Labour ruin says:

    Blair said, ‘I had no option, Wendy said “do or I will be a bigger nightmare than Brown”‘.

  11. 14
    Anonymous says:

    If there were a competition for hypocrits at next year’s Olympics Blair would easily win the gold medal!

  12. 17
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Now we know what tipped Gordon over the edge, apart from not getting the IMF job, no rich media owners asked him to be a godfather.

  13. 20
    Merrill says:

    Don’t the mafia have godfathers,only musing!!!!!.

  14. 22
    Tally ho says:
    • 27
      Labour ruin says:

      She has a ginger underneath, not a new revelation.

      • 35
        Little Johnny Berk says:

        Smelly, mangy and very battered looking.

        The fox is in reasonable condition though.

        • 78
          genghiz the kahn says:

          The London Wildlife Trust estimates that 60 per cent of the capital’s foxes die every year. About half of these will be killed in road collisions.

          Four foxes ache, so lets ban cars…

          • Anonymous says:

            How’s the maths of that work? It sounds alarming until you figure that an average sized litter is five and that only two need survive to maintain a stable population.

            Sixty percent sounds like a kind of crisis (which requires intervention, management and funding), when it is nothing of the kind. There’s certainly no need to ban automobiles to save endangered populations of fox.

  15. 26
    More Hari related high jinks says:

    I’m sure Guido will want to get his teeth into this. Turns out Andreas Whittam Smith, who’s holding the internal inquiry into Johann Hari, had a bit of a verbal clash with Mail columnist Tom Utley at an event recently. The cause? Smith was heard to say Hari is a genius. Utley responded “Then what the fuck are you doing chairing the inquiry?!”
    http://fleetstreetblues.blogspot.com/2011/09/johann-hari-misunderstood-genius.html

  16. 28
    Mystick1 says:

    Blair all dressed in White. Saint Anthony of Islington arraigned in all his glory !

  17. 29
    Sir William Waad says:

    Most services of baptism require the godparents publicly to state their renunciation of evil and of Satan and all his works. Did Mr Blair have his fingers crossed at that point, I wonder?

  18. 30
    Gordon Brown says:

    I am the Godfather of Ed Balls and Ed Miliband. Capice?

  19. 36

    Blair to Brown = Mendacious to mendicant.

  20. 41
    Anonymous says:

    Early morning Mist, with thick Fog moving in later

  21. 54
    Steve Miliband says:

    Looks like Labour were in cahoots with Libya as well. Shit storm approaching.

  22. 55
    Anonymous says:

    Tony Blair is godfather to Rupert Murdoch’s daughter and attended her baptism on banks of the River Jordan

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2033808/Tony-Blair-godfather-Rupert-Murdochs-daughter-attended-baptism-banks-River-Jordan.html

  23. 57
    BBC News says:

    Senior party sources have denied reports that former Labour leader Tony Blair is godfather to one of Rupert Murdoch’s children. The rumours circulating in the right wing media of alleged comments made by Wendy Deng in an interview for Vogue Magazine are largely believed to be malicious and designed to overshadow the disastrous launch of the free schools policy by Education Minister Michael Gove. In other news, the Prime Minister’s disgraced former director of communications Andy Coulson, whose resignation sent shock waves around Westminster, was last night photographed in a service station just outside Wandsworth buying a microwave pizza.

  24. 60
    nell says:

    Now let’s see…..

    bliar is godfather to one of murdoch’s children and gordon threw sleepovers for his womenfolk – but labour say they had no links to murdoch

    davemiliband and jackstraw are now proved to have been up to their necks in sending libyan dissidents to gaddafi to be tortured – but labour say they had nothing to do with rendition

    gordon has emerged from multiple eyewitness accounts as being violent and mentally unstable and surrounded by a malevolent cabal of which rededmilitwit and bullyballs were leading members – yet whilst in government labour portrayed him as the best thing since sliced bread.

    gordon and bullyballs wilfully destroyed the British economy and left us a financial black hole that’s going to take us and our familiies three generations to pay it off – and yet labour portrayed the economically illiterate gordon and balls as brilliant economists.

    bliar assisted saif with his phd and gordon and mandy cosied up to the mad colonel (well at least gordon should have felt at home there) whilst there was loadsa gaddafi £millions flying around buying friends and influence – we know the LSE had £1.5million of it I wonder where the rest ended up?

    anybody for another corrupt, lying, fiscally incompetent labour government anytime soon?

  25. 63
    Steve Miliband says:

    BBC Website Highlighted story:
    Bosses’ bonuses up by 187% since 2002, report suggests

    So what is this report I hear you ask?

    http://highpaycommission.co.uk/about/ The High Pay Commission is an independent inquiry into high pay and boardroom pay across the public and private sectors in the UK. The Commission was established by Compass

    In other words a load of lefties write a nonsense report and it gets top billing on the National Broadcasters website

    • 109
      Anon. says:

      I wonder if this is a cynical attempt by the BBC to counter the story in the Mail today about Mark Thompson wanting to hand out another huge bonus to BBC Management, which Patten stopped?

  26. 64
    Cameron is a Cunt says:

    Tony Blair is a c’unt – a c’unt of the highest order

    How and why he keeps such a high media profile without somebody taking him out I will never know

  27. 65
    Non believer says:

    Chalk up another scoop for mr Fawkes!

    Using his extensive network of contacts an awe inspiring ability to read a daily telegraph headline / check the daily mail website, he once again show us the rest of the media how it should be done.

    All the news that’s fit to regurgitate

    Good work, take a week off, you must be exhausted after all that hard work……

    • 69
      HandsomeDavid says:

      And your contribution is?

    • 84
      Steve Miliband says:

      I thought this was a blog to comment on relevant posts. And all along it was meant to be a new site breaking exclusive stories?

      • 102
        Non believer says:

        So youre saying this site is a vehicle for mr Fawk.es to regurgitate work done by real journos, let you lot powerlessly froth at the mouth and then sit back and watch the advertising revenue (such as it is) roll in

        whilst his wife is out there being the real breadwinner.

    • 89
      Mondel says:

      ‘Using his extensive network of contacts an awe inspiring ability to read a daily telegraph headline / check the daily mail website, he once again show us the rest of the media how it should be done’
      yep your right so what’s the £3.6 BILLION BBC done today ?

    • 133
      Capt Mainwaring says:

      Ooooooh, get her.

  28. 66
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Say what you like about tony, but you have to admit he had a great talent to spot “the right time” for things

  29. 67
    NeverRed says:

    Difficult to decide who is the more repulsive, Blair or Brown.

    Or Balls or Cooper or Prescot or Straw or Mandelson or Campbell or J.Smith or ……………………….

  30. 68
    Shmuel Fatpiggybankowitz says:

    The claws of Zi-on spread wide and deep…

    • 125
      Goy says:

      Indeed! Murdoch is a great chum of PM Netanyahu’s too. He even lets him stay at his London property on visits.

  31. 74
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Mishal Husain reading the BBC news last night simply dismissed the M16 liaison with Gaddafi before pre labour. She just concentrated on the fact that M16 were still talking to Gaddafi when the uprising started.
    Yet again the BBC have no record of labour’s involvment with the Gaddafi regime.
    Amazing but true.
    Just what is in the BBC’s video library pre June 2005.
    Just what do the BBC’s news editors remember pre June 2005.
    Why is the BBC allowed to have have it’s own agenda?

    • 83
      HandsomeDavid says:

      In the run up to the next general election Cameron will realise that it is too late to correct the institutionalised socialist prejudices of the BBC.

      Champagne will once again flow in the corridors of the nations indoctrinator.

      • 101
        Col. Nut says:

        Any rebels existing in the socialist jamahiriya of the B.B.C. should be protected by N.A.T.O.

      • 108
        Anonymous says:

        It was never rocket science that the BBC would throw everything at this government from day 1 and be a propagandist organisation for the opposition-more effective because of its “impariality” (No missus,don’t mock as Frankie Howerd used to say).

        Cameron has no-one to blame but himself.

    • 92
      Backwoodsman says:

      See comments above on the trade union funded high pay commission , bbc reporting thereoff .
      Despite their thousands of publicly funded journalists, the bbc always manages to miss those stories on the quangocrats with the £1.5 million tax payer funded penson pots, or the 100′s of senior bbc managers earning more than the PM. Anything showing directors in industry getting a rise in earnings and its front page news on the good old ‘impartialy left leaning’, bbc.

  32. 75
    NeverRed says:

    Guido

    How about a petition to scrap the BBC licence fee as it is not fulfilling its duty to provide unbiassed broadcasting.

    Sell off the rotten corporation and see if the Guardian is willing to employ the thousands of redundant lefties.

    • 100
      so I said, ah screw it says:

      Just change the Telecommunications law to a licence is required to view or listen to transmissions from the BBC, then lets see if the BBC can hold it’s own as a real business.

  33. 79
    Engineer says:

    According to a former teacher, Anthony Lynton Blair’s finest accomplishment at school was acting.

    I think that explains much.

  34. 80
    ALL politicians are CUNTS says:

    Will the smarmy fucker be called to give evidence under oath at the forthcoming inquiry(s)?

    Utter, utter c’unt.

  35. 81
    Johann Hari says:

    The journalist who conducted the interview for Vogue is said to move in the same circles as the Murdochs in New York. While Mrs Murdoch does not comment on Mr Blair directly, the article states that Miss Kidman, Mr Jackman and Mr Blair are godparents. It claims that Mr Blair attended the Jordanian ceremony “garbed in white” and describes him as one of Mrs Murdoch’s “closest friends”.They have a mutual friend in Queen Rania of Jordan, who hosted the baptism.

  36. 85
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Media Guardian print edition to close http://t.co/XbkDLrG

  37. 86
    Nurse Oombooko says:

    I’m Bad, I’m Dangerous and I’m a Smooth Criminal. Many wish I was History.

    • 98
      Tony Blair says:

      FFS, the moniker in the previous comment was supposed to be Blair. Never mind, too late now.

      • 135
        Gordon Brown M.P. says:

        It still wouldn’t have been funny.
        Now watch me blow snot bubbles and dance to the barron knights!

  38. 87
    Flatcap Army says:

    No mention of this on the BBC website yet. Or the Guardian. Presumably they’ll do their usual thing of pretending it hasn’t happened for as long as they can and then tucking it away on an inside page

    • 91
      HandsomeDavid says:

      Suppression of news was rife under communism.

    • 96
      genghiz the kahn says:

      Tucked away on an obscure part of the website. ENTERTAINMENT & ARTS not POLITICS or UK NEWS!

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-14786898

      “Tony Blair godfather to Rupert Murdoch’s children

      Wendi Deng says Tony Blair went to the Murdoch children’s baptism on the banks of the Jordan

      This round-up of Monday’s main media stories reports on a new twist in the relationship between Tony Blair and Rupert Murdoch.

      Tony Blair is godfather to one of Rupert Murdoch’s young children, it is alleged in an interview with the media tycoon’s wife Wendi.”

      • 115
        Anon. says:

        When the BBC want to stick it to Murdoch, he’s headline TV news 24/7. When an inconvenient truth comes out which ruins their narrative, he’s tucked away on a website page.

        Putting it under ‘entertainment’ is the BBC’s way of implying to the masses that ‘it’s just a bit of lighthearted non-news.’

  39. 93
    • 111
      MrAngry61 says:

      …as Leader of the Labour Party he had a duty to consider both whether our economic approach was consistent with our political values, and what the impact of our economic decisions would be on our electoral fortunes.

      Fucking Spart.

  40. 97
    nell says:

    Now let’s see…..

    bliar is godfather to one of murdoch’s children and gordon threw sleepovers for his womenfolk – but labour say they had no links to murdoch

    davemiliband and jackstraw are now proved to have been up to their necks in sending libyan dissidents to gaddafi to be to rt ured – but labour say they had nothing to do with rendition

    gordon has emerged from multiple eyewitness accounts as being vi ol ent and men tally un stable and surrounded by a malevolent cabal of which rededmilitwit and bullyballs were le ad ing members – yet whilst in government labour portrayed him as the best thing since sliced br e ad.

    gordon and bullyballs wilfully destroyed the British economy and left us a financial black hole that’s going to take us and our familiies three generations to pay it off – and yet labour portrayed the economically illiterate gordon and balls as brilliant economists.

    bliar assisted saif with his phd and gordon and mandy cosied up to the mad colonel (well at le a st gordon should have felt at home there) whilst there was loadsa gaddafi £millions flying around buying friends and influence – we know the LSE had £1.5million of it I wonder where the rest ended up?

    anybody for another corrupt, lying, fiscally incompetent labour government anytime soon?

  41. 99
    labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    WTF a shit advert starts playing whether i want to hear their crap or not.

  42. 117
  43. 118
    froggie says:

    Talk about being savaged by a dead sheep; who heard Taff Humpherys iiterviewing Taff Howells on this mornings Today…

  44. 120
    Voice of Reason says:

    I absolutely hate Blair with a passion. In 1997 I, like many others, was fooled by this extraordinary con merchant. He has reaped masses of wealth from his disgraceful time as a PM. The only person I hate even more is that foul reptile Mandelson, but then they were a double-act. Brown in comparisin was just a useless, obnoxious bully but Blair was and is on a different level of mendacity and hypocrisy.

  45. 121
    Sophie says:

    Apropos Murdoch.

    This nice peace pretty much sums up my feelings for him and Piers Morgan.

    http://www.v-generations.com/v/content/view/233/30/

    Piers IS a vulture and so is Murdoch.

  46. 123
    Tax Payer Joe Public says:

    Remember the famous “Devil Eyes” photo of Bliar on the front cover page of one of sunday colour mags prior to the ’97 election. This brilliant photo portrayed what was the real latent menace lurking behind the LieLabor mask & it was created Sachi & Sachi.
    Of course Zanu- LieLabor shouted & screamed everywhere, but mainly thru there inhouse media outlets, The Biased Broadcasting Company aka BBC & its accolytes Guardian,Indie & Daily Mirror, about gross misprepresentation, as they certainly don’t like the real truth being exposed in public & still don’t !!
    S & S certainly hit the nail on the head all those years ago as history has now proved, I just hope these latest Libya revelations hasten the day when BLIAR is finally called to account @ ICC.

  47. 126
    Jess The Dog says:

    Is Blair doing this for nothing, or is he getting a fee?

  48. 138
    Commentator says:

    Strange since H.M. Queen Rania is surely Muslim?


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“There is more sexism in Britain than in any other country in the world, according to a mad woman who has been sent here by the United Nations.

Rashida Manjoo is a part-time professor of law at Cape Town University in the totally non-sexist country of South Africa (otherwise known as Rape Capital Of The World).

Mrs Magoo has been wandering around with her notebook and is appalled by the sexist “boys’ club” culture here, apparently.

I don’t doubt we still have sexism in the UK. But is it worse than in, say, Saudi Arabia, d’you think, honey-lamb? Or about 175 other countries? Get a grip, you doolally old bat.”



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