October 6th, 2011

Sky Go to Town on the Trinity Mirror Group

Further to Mark Kleinman’s whitewash scoop this morning, Sky News have been running this package, which will not make for comfortable viewing for Trinity Mirror execs:

In other news, it’s the first day of the Leveson Inquiry today.  Surely just a coincidence…

See also: Beckham Hacking: Mirror Cover-Up (Part I)


  1. 1
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    The Murdochs strike back!

    • 2

      The evil Empire Strikes Back.

      Assault on Froth.

    • 87
      Anonymous says:

      17.13 That was a surprising interview from Mervyn King: after the announcement this morning that the Bank of England would be printing £75bn in new money, this will unsettle investors. In total, £200bn has already been created – and King admitted that there is no definite evidence that it has done any good.
      17.09 King has said that this crisis could be the worst the global economy has ever seen. It will be very interesting to see how the markets react to these strong words in the morning:
      This is the most serious financial crisis we’ve seen, at least since the 1930s, if not ever.
      17.07 He’s speaking on the danger of QE causing inflation:
      The amount of money in our economy fell over the last year. That’s why we’re creating money in our announcement today.
      I know that people are worried about inflation. In two weeks time we’ll get another inflation number which may well go above 5pc, but that, in our view, is the peak.


  2. 3
    Behind The Fold Up Bike Sheds says:

    Amazing how this is now an issue for Sky News.

    • 4
      Drop a daisy cutter on the BBC says:

      Sky have covered all the hacking stories, it’s the shirt lifting twats at the BBC/Guardian who have ignored any other newspaper hacking.

      • 24
        Behind The Fold Up Bike Sheds says:

        Oh they covered the News Of The World story… after everyone else did. Nick Davies on the Guardian is the one who has been talking about other papers’ hacking as well, when no one else would.

      • 26
        misterned says:

        Correct, still not a word about these allegations anywhere on the BBC.

        If they had been new allegations against News International they would have interrupted their 24/7 doom and gloom fearmongering and talking the economy down to lead with them.

        However this is a labour supporting lefty paper accused of doing exactly the same stuff as the News of the World and the BBC do not want to know.

        • 44
          Don't remember my moniker says:

          All too true, misterned. And at least they did cover the hacking stories. Doesn’t really matter when that happened. The fact was that it happened fairly promptly and that is better than the BBC’s current policy of “ignore anything harmful to the left.”.

        • 55
          BBC News Editor says:

          Don’t be silly of course we would report this, if we just had the space in the schedule. What with Rooney’s dad and Jobs dying we just don’t have any space for phone hacking stories. There is no conspiracy of silence I can assure you.

        • 85
          Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

          Yes Misterned has this right – Twatson, the Guardian and the BBC are only interested if it’s Murdoch.

          People are invited to forget the fact that a Guardian journalist has owned up to hacking or that the BBC was caught running fraudulent phone-ins – how many Beeb employees lost their jobs over those phone-in scams BTW – none!!!

      • 145
        Amounderness Lad says:

        It explains why the Beeb and the Guardian went into fits when the Parlimentary Committee first started their interrogation of certain witnesses insisting that what had happened at the NotW should not lead to widespread checks elsewhere in the press and media.

        They didn’t exactly say that the inquiry should only confine itself to News Int and to keep well away from other news outlets but it didn’t take a genius to realise , what they were getting at. Basically, look only where we direct and just ignore everything else because that is not to our advantage.

        A perfect example of lefty censorship, see only what we want you to see and don’t ask any awkward questions.

  3. 5
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Occupy the London Stock Exchange

    Event page – http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=255151111189948 IRC Chat – http://chat.indymedia.org/?chans=occupyLSX Details – TBC Banner Making Workshop – http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=297127830302586 In America, the occupation of Wall Street is entering it’s second week as people from all over the country join together in resistance of the growing social and economic injustice which… grips the country. It’s time that we too say, enough is enough. Bankers have got off scot-free whilst the people of this country are being punished for a crisis they did not create. Our National Health Service is facing privatisation, the most vulnerable in society are being cut off from support and unemployment is on the rise. Our government is doing everything in its power to maintain the status quo, ensuring that those at the top are unaffected whilst the people pay the price. This page has been set up to start a movement led by all. It’s time to organise and march on the London Stock Exchange to occupy the area. Do everything you can to spread the word. Share on Facebook, tweet with #OccupyLSX, blog, tell your friends, anything to get this moving. This is the start of a collective, democratic, non-violent movement to resist and say in a loud and clear voice, enough is enough

    • 49
      AC1 says:

      Occupying the job-centre might be better. See you there for some fun (at the lefties expense of course).

    • 95
      Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

      So all those people who took out mortgages they couldn’t afford to pay are blameless – I think not.

      Doesn’t excuse the banks or the government though.

    • 133
      stun says:

      Let them. The LSE ceased to host equity trading many years ago. All electronic now.


    • 137
      Audemus Dicere says:

      “Our National Health Service is facing privatisation”

      Hooray! About time, too.

  4. 6
    nell says:

    Murdoch’s revenge. How sweet!

  5. 7
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

  6. 9
    nell says:

    Murdoch’s revenge. How sweet.

  7. 11
    Tom Baldwin's Liebour Ajax supplier says:

    You screwed….now you are screwed!


  8. 13
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Hypocrisy from Tom Watson, Ed Dowler Miliband, the BBC and the Guardian.

    • 99
      Fake Blood says:

      But these people are all lying leftie filth. Of course they lie!

      Tom Watson, after all, is the man who led a plot to overturn the British government without a democratic process. What would expect from this treacherous hound?

      • 116
        Anonymous says:

        Treacherous cuпt more like. They can’t do any further damage while their not in power, so that’s all they’re interested in, regaining power by any means.

      • 128
        To be fair says:

        To be Fair he’s only doing his master Gordon Browns Bidding. He scurries across the Forth Road Bridge so Often that he should be sponsored for a charity of his choice.

  9. 14
    Rat's arse says:

    Will Wimpy Watson be on Sky, telling us all what a pack of lies it all is? I bet we wont hear a whimper out of the fat buffoon
    This needs to be investigated vigorously Guido, along with the Guardian’s shinanigans.

    • 27
      Archer Karcher says:

      The cockroach Watson will have gone into hiding. It will take a deep clean to flush that specimin out into the daylight over this.

    • 140
      Piers Moron says:

      Does this mean I’m fecked?

  10. 15
    gordon brown says:

    I only saw half of this story

  11. 16
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    I said at the time that Ed had to take Murdoch in one clean sweep.

    Does Ed really think that murdoch has got where he is today by being pushed about by schoolboy marxisits?

    If he does then he really does live on another world.

  12. 17
    The Media Will Bum Itself Senseless says:

    *Settles back into favourite armchair with a cappuccino/Red Bull*

  13. 18
    Engineer says:

    So when will Tom Watson be demanding that Sly Bailey be brought before the Commons Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee for public ritual humiliation?

  14. 28
    Ah! Monika says:

    ” Form a nice circle”……..” FIRE”

  15. 29
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Is Bryant, Watson, Ed miliband on TV commenting on this, it has been on Order-Order 10 mins?

    • 36
      I don't need no doctor says:

      Is it the quiet Watson or the loud mouthed version these days?

    • 42
      Billy Boredom is the grossest bumpile ever ! says:

      Fuck knows, Billy. You’re lucky I even give a shit. Is this a bit of media on media action? Wow. Who gives a fuck?

    • 62
      Gordon Brown says:

      Has the Mirror started supporting the Tories? No, then I’m not interested.

      • 69
        Tories/Brownites/Progressives/LimpDems/Blairites/Blue/Red/Loony/Norman Scott's dog/Theresa's pussy. says:

        Well said. We are all fucked anyway.

    • 103
      Don't remember my moniker says:

      Wow Billy Bowden must be popular and successful. He seems to have his own personal hater! Congratulations to you sir!

  16. 32
    Hee Hee says:

    @tom_watson Any comment on the Mirror hacking?
    6 seconds ago

  17. 35
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    I don’t understand why we continue to feed money into a banking system which then uses the money to shore up its own bank balance, pay itself lavish bonuses & refuses to issue loans.

    Surely we should just give the money to taxpayers who would either use the windfall to purchase goods or repay debts, in turn the money would filter through to where it’s needed, businesses & HMRC

    • 43
      I don't need no doctor says:

      Billy don’t be so silly. The labour voters would only spend the money on more tattoos and piercings. That’s hardly going to revive the economy unless Asda start offering it as an in store service.

    • 53
      AC1 says:

      Surely, if there’s money (which there is not) we should repay Government debts (i.e. pay down future taxation).

      • 67
        Sir William Waad says:

        There isn’t any money. The Bank of England just magicks £75 billion into existence and then uses it to buy stuff. Since the people from whom it buys this stuff are already awash with funds, this has little effect.

        • 127
          I don't need no doctor says:

          Could we do the same when we fill the car up or buy the weekly shopping?

    • 59
      misterned says:

      The money could be deducted from people’s mortgages. Pay off a few thousand mortgages and the money unleashed from people’s incomes would get the economy flowing again. High street banks would receive a big capital boost from these repayments.

      • 68
        sockpuppet #4 says:

        I think people with mortgages should be asked to give 5 grand to people who have savings and no morgages.

        On the condition that they spend it on fun things. George osborne could advise me on that.

        • 76
          Engineer says:

          I’ll vote for that.

          While rampant inflation is busily eroding their debts, my (and my parents’) meagre savings are being made worthless.

          New government policy – do the Right Things, proles; then we’ll kick you in the balls.

          • sockpuppet #4 says:

            you won’t vote for that I’m not standing.

            I’m making up bonkers shit, and going to see whether reality matches up with my ridiculous, fantastical nonsense.

            But I’m sure that I could get very very effective stimulation with 5 grand.

      • 79
        AC1 says:

        Probably your worst idea yet (and you’ve had a few).

    • 75
      sockpuppet #4 says:

      I’d say something that would mark me out as a right bloody commie. I wasn’t entirely serious when I thought it up, and I wouldnt usually share it. But what the hell, the conservative party have been on about worse things this week.

      Give northern rock the money. They have some people who have vaguely “captain manwaring” skills. Let them lend 20 grand here, and 40 grand there. real bank loans, and people lose bonuses etc. if they don’t get all the money back.

      Alternatively the “big society reality bank”. A bit like dragons den but you get old ladies with tea urns to make a group decision about whether you hand out the 20 or 40 grand. I know an old lady who sits and calls the contestants on The Apprentice useless twats who couldnt run a stall at a school fete. Clearly they have as much sense as and far more common sense than the cream of reality show entreprenoours.

  18. 37
    Don't remember my moniker says:

    The Murdochs; bloodied but unbroken it seems. If the TMG is guilty, then let them fall. Also “Drop a daisy cutter on the BBC” is correct in saying that Sky has covered *every* hacking story. This includes the ones involving the Murdochs’ disgrace.

    • 56
      AC1 says:

      AlJaBeebya is only useful for looking at what propaganda the left is pushing.

      It’s like Pravda what they leave out reveals what the left are scared of.

    • 136
      Bloated Biased Corporation says:

      Yes, Sky covered the phone hacking scandal with honour. It put the BBC, with its blatant biased coverage, to shame. There should have been an investigation by OFCOM into what it broadcast over those three weeks.

      • 138
        Pos says:

        This is just the start of the Murdock’s payback!

        After the hearings I posted on here and speculated that the Murdocks would bide their time and release a shitstorm. Can’t wait to see what and who crawls out of the woodwork.

        Note to self ‘get the popcorn in’!!

  19. 38
    Tom Baldwin's Liebour Ajax supplier says:

    Lovely Mensch will do the proper work that fat corrupt tw@t watson cant do because of his bitter lefty agenda!

    Go get em lou……

    Piers Moron…..your fucked!

    • 135
      Finish the job you started says:

      She will certainly do enough to get herself noticed but will she see it through ?

  20. 39
    Billy Boredom is the grossest bumpile ever ! says:

    Fuck knows, Billy. You’re lucky I even give a shit. Is this a bit of media on media action? Wow. Who gives a fuck?

  21. 40
    kleegish says:

    At some point, somewhere somehow, you just knew a press organisation would have had to have reported on information gleaned from phone-screwing that was available in no other manner, which information turned out to be unreliable. Brand-new invention, lads, it’s called ‘corroboration’ and it provides plausible deniability; start sniffing out someone who will back up whatever’s on the voicemail beyond a perfunctory ‘yeah, what he just said,’ and at least you have the appearance of trying to do your job properly. Don’t stop screwing, just use a condom.

  22. 45
    Tony Blairbrown says:

    Can’t wait for the Panorama special on this little baby…

  23. 51
    Catgate says:
  24. 53
    misterned says:

    Will it have sunk into labour’s thick skulls just exactly what they have unleashed, yet?

    Hacking rife throughout the left wing print media when labour were in power and in very very close relationships with those newspapers?

    • 57
      AC1 says:

      Yes. What did they expect when most of the papers are left wing! Most papers lose money too (coincidence?).

      • 71
        Tories/Brownites/Progressives/LimpDems/Blairites/Blue/Red/Loony/Norman Scott's dog/Theresa's pussy. says:

        All papers lose money because they employ too many ‘journalists’ and not enough people buy their ‘product’.

        • 81
          AC1 says:

          I think The Sun makes money.

          • The Paragnostic says:

            That proves the point – not many journalists and lots of people who like looking at tits and reading about skanks.

            The LCD – possibly the best business model available.

    • 58
      Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

      No, They just hoping voters are stupid and thick after being in charge of education and the BBC for 13 years.

      • 61
        BBC says:

        Will you stop knocking us. We will have saved 2 jobs by 2113

        • 65
          AC1 says:

          at a cost of about 3.5 trillion quid.

          • Green Dave & EU Nick says:

            *Corporatism in the Community*

            Omaha spent $780,000,000 creating just 48 full time ‘green’ jobs in Nevada. The company is linked to Nancy Pelosi ( natch ) and her family.
            Of course none of this is corruption and fraud, in fact it sounds like a typical government job creation scheme.

            No doubt Osborne and Cameron want to emulate this stunning progressive ‘green success story’ with our money here.

          • Your bestest buddy, Dave says:

            You know, it is important in these dangerous and uncertain times to stress the importance that gay marriage has to all of us in the Big Society. Street parties will be encouraged across the British Isles when the Bill is enacted, so that ordinary people can show their support and encouragement for this ground breaking piece of legislation which will improve and enrich the lives everybody.


      • 78
        I luvs Jeremy Vineyard says:

        The BBC is a great concept. They need to pare their operation right back and concentrate on what they do best.
        Having this high level of tax to fund evermore overblown projects is not the way to go.
        If the ‘fee’ was set at £60-70 it might concentrate their brains a little.
        How much is it, anyway? I ain’t never paid it.

        • 82
          AC1 says:

          The BBC is a terrible concept. Unless you think Jail threats and extortion are the correct way to entertain.

  25. 66
    A Gutter says:

    As a respectable piece of rainwater goods, I strongly object to my name being associated with the so-called journalism of a bunch of gibbering tabloid baboons with their fingers up each other’s multicoloured arses.

  26. 70
    Sarah Palin says:

    I’ve decided not to run for Presidense of the Union States. Instead I will devote my time to doing MILF porn.

  27. 72
    The Pride of Britain goes to? says:

    Shit Diddy Morgan for his rioting in Topman.

    • 139
      Anon. says:

      Yes, rioting – something we do know how to do well. Burning down people’s shops too – pity it isn’t in the Olympics.

  28. 77
    Derrrrren Brown says:

    Everytime I look in the Mirror it cracks. I am a pathetic loser and I have a TV licence to pay for.

    • 84
      Back To Shenley, Happy Lands! says:

      You and that Michael McIntyre could be the new Morecambe and Wise of telly.

      30 million bored humans tuned in to their show, once.

      • 94
        I don't need no doctor says:

        Can’t stand that McIntyre, mind you who watches the Dragon’s Den anyway?

        • 111
          Don't remember my moniker says:

          The same people with IQs low enough to qualify as Liebore voters.

      • 112
        annette curton says:

        It sounds like Morecambe and Wise will be the new Morecambe and Wise of the telly again, they are so strapped for cash they are threatening the population with more repeats.

      • 113
        annette curton says:

        It sounds like Morecambe and Wise will be the new Morecambe and Wise of the telly again, they are so strapped for cash they are threatening the population with more rep*ats.

  29. 86
    Ah! Monika says:

    Fabio Capello says Wayne Rooney has told him he is relaxed and ready to play against Montenegro on Friday despite his father’s arrest.

    100/1 on he gets sent off

  30. 96
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Mirror mirror on the wall. Who’s the biggest hacker of them all.

    • 114
      Don't remember my moniker says:

      Haha, brilliant. Also, I can’t remember where I saw it, but the information commissioner released a chart showing the number of offences per media group in 2010 relating to false information and “suspect” information requisition methods. If memory serves, TMG came up as having the highest number of offences, closely followed by the Murdoch empire.

      • 126
        I don't need no doctor says:

        This is of no interest to Tom Watson, only revenge for his master the Brown one.

  31. 98
    Kim & Aggie Domestic tips says:

    The Mirror newspaper is great for cat trays.

  32. 107
    not a machine says:

    I am trying to recall what Kevin Mcguire said on the sofa of sky press review a few months back on hackgate??? come to think of it wonder what he will say when next on ……

    popcorn at the ready for tonights QT , Larrys question “could the panel please explain why there had to be two Liberal conferences this season”

    Larry le chat : I do not believe Barrosos current actions will be effective , if they cannot identify and isolate the eurozone main problem debts , any recession will just up the stakes/loss .

    Interesting that some mootings about conferences being an irrelevance , but one shouldnt negate they do help the economy a little , As Andrew Lansley showed they can show some new and interesting aspects of government , only other option is to hold them prior to gen election .

    Ed sticks with Balls , this could make some of the most intriguing parliamentary treasury questions sessions .

    It was interesting to note the National Trust has topped 4mn members , no doubt the concreting over the countryside ,theft will consider how much bollocks that number of people can deliver if road roughshod .

    Steve Jobs , he designed cool tech , but for me it will always the elegent simplicity of the applemac , I always wanted one , but windows just seemed to have more progams . Even now if you go to a PC shop , you always get the assistant talking in a different way when you are showed a notebook . Icons were so much better . I still doubt the ecnomic benefits of much of the E Business idea ,even if it seems laughable , but in terms of cool mciro electronics design Steve Jobs was the master and with Wazneyak an invention that changed so much of how we interact with tech

    • 117
      I don't need no doctor says:

      Have you sold the serial rights to your life to one of the tabloids?

      • 122
        not a machine says:

        I am considering it , only way to get heard , I dont drink these days so perhaps would be made fun of by red top brigade (drifts off into dreamy world of writing dangerous right wing articles in telegraph)…………. or setting up the Volks press group

        • 124
          I don't need no doctor says:

          Ah the Volks press group. Now there is a challenge. Maybe a car as well, Volkswagen?
          It would be nice to know who actually reads order-order, any politicians do you think?

          • not a machine says:

            I am sure they do , I shall no doubt be forced to repent , but reacant ? after what labour did ……. I think I tried to be on the right side of the debate , if you get punished for being basically honest rather than physcophant , somthing has gone a bit wrong hasnt it .

          • Folky Nell says:

            The Volks press group is known in the UK as “The People” as any fule kno.

            PS: You should engage your brain before entertaining a dalek.

  33. 129
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Taking a leaf out of Mervyn King’s book, I will magic up the money to buy myself the Gibson Les Paul Goldtop, with P90′s, that I have always promised myself.
    Now where is that Harry potter wand when you need it?

    • 130
      I don't need no doctor says:

      How on earth can my comment at 6:24 be in moderation. The mind boggles Fawkes old boy!

  34. 141
    C*kehead Celebrity Sponger dancing on the BBC says:

    I’m dancing in front of the Mirror. Tap, tappity, tap, tap. Keep paying the fees suckers.

  35. 144
    Doug says:

    From the NYT this summer:

    At a private meeting, Rupert Murdoch warned Paul Dacre, the editor of the rival Daily Mail newspaper and one of the most powerful men on Fleet Street, that “we are not going to be the only bad dog on the street,” according to an account that Mr. Dacre gave to his management team.

  36. 149
    MB. says:

    I see the Mail is having a go at the Mirror group this morning. I wonder how long before it is before one of the other newspapers turns on the Mail?


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