November 23rd, 2011

James Murdoch Quits SunTimes

The Standard got the scoop:

He never liked newspapers anyway. Big test will be whether he survives the BSkyB vote on Tuesday.


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

    Totty watch tag?

    Shame, i liked him.

    • 3
      Spacker Brown says:

      Who’ll stand up to the state broadcaster now?

      • 6
        Anonymous says:

        Only thing he is bothered about is lining his pocket. His daddy runs the company in a smiler way to EU, you can own shares even more shares than his daddy but his daddy’s shares are worth more when it comes to voting.

        • 8
          Dick the Prick says:

          It’s a private company you ass

          • Anonymous says:

            Businessman walks away from tiny part of business shocker

          • smoggie says:

            He resigned as director of three NI companies. He may have lost three salaries but his ownership in NI, whatever that is, would be unaffected.

          • Marmite says:

            Anonymong – take your feckin anti-psychotic tablets immediately!

          • Anonymous says:

            “My dear ass how stupid you are.”

            News Corporation is a publicly traded company listed on the NASDAQ, with secondary listings on the Australian Securities Exchange. Formerly incorporated in South Australia, the company was re-incorporated under Delaware General Corporation Law after a majority of shareholders approved the move on 12 November 2004. At present, News Corporation is headquartered at 1211 Avenue of the Americas, in New York City, in the newer 1960s–1970s corridor of the Rockefeller Center complex.


        • 13
          smoggie says:

          He’s probably got more money than he can ever spend and would lnever need to work again if he so chose (indeed, probably never needed to in the first place) so I doubt very much it is about lining his pocket.

          Echoing, the previous post: you crass ass.

        • 66
          Anonymous says:

          Nothing like the mafia…. Giving up power.

          • Nemo says:

            They keep it all in the family, Cosa Nostra “Our Thing”

          • Anonymous says:

            The loyalty to the family resides with Murdoch snr. Jnr as Guido says rather not be in newspapers. Jnr needs to knife snr to ….. Be acceptable . Hence we see the start of the end of the Murdoch as a mafia analogy.

      • 31
        Rage Against the Political Elite says:

        Same ones that ever didn’t. They work hand in glove or should I say Cock in Arse. Same Scum same story. Ask yourself this one. When the NOW or any other media Spy are tailing or listening too the future King, William I am talking about here. What the Fu-k is GCHQ doing about it or his security detail, NOTHING. They use the same tactics.
        A bit strange when News international could be being funded by some terrorist organisation and those media Spies could be working or being infiltrated by some foreign power. Do you not think it strange that our own security appartatus have just stood by?????

    • 5
      Anonymous says:

      Tory students burn Barack Obama effigy
      Conservative students at Scotland’s oldest university have apologised after members of their society burned an effigy of US President Barack Obama.

      • 7
        Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

        watch and learn something.

        • 10
          Anonymous says:

          Then go to US. Do they have free borders like UK?

          • Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

            So when the P@kistanis burnt a effigy of Dave because he said they had a terrorist problem you was similer outraged?

            The freedom of speech and expression also means the freedom to offend.

            I support there right to burn a effigy (whoever it is of) as i supported those Muslims that wanted to burn poppies, i also support the freedom to burn books (as long as you own them).

            unless you want the state to regulate speech and expression?

          • Nemo says:

            “The freedom of speech and expression also means the freedom to offend.”

            Careful Billy, you know what folks on here write, that is an open invitation

      • 9
        BillyBob... says:

        Very naughty children, but students will be students, we will get over it :)

        Made me laugh as the indignant lefties and liberals were shocked and stunned, ‘cos he is the first ‘black’ president and Conservative students were being nasty. No No No he is mixed race……..

      • 18
        A Different Anonymous says:

        Those Scottish students appear to have had their wires crossed; 5 November is the night to burn Obama et al. and sundry. Two weeks late to the party– what does this say about Scottish Tories?

      • 37
        The White Goodness says:

        Anon, what you should be critical of is the lack of mythological awareness shown by the students. Since you regard Obama is the new Messiah, the effigy should strictly have been nailed to a tree.

      • 55
        Salmondnet says:

        Well that is a remarkable story. Who’d have thought there still some Conservatives in Scotland?

        • 121
          Broadsword calling Danny Boy says:

          A threatened species I think. That’s the Jocks for you – will threaten most things at the drop of a kilt.

  2. 2
    EdMiliband says:


    • 70
      Labour's truly massive debt says:

      Don’t worry Karachi Miliband, revenge is a dish best served cold and the dirty secrets of numerous Labour individuals will be released one by one. There are many Labour MP’s with twitching sphincters including Tom Watson.

  3. 4
    James Murdoch says:

    Guilty, m’lud.

    • 65
      Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

      Why did you hack my phone Murdoch and why did you have former policeman follow me for eight years? I cannot for the life of me understand why I have not been invited to give evidence to the Leveson inquiry. Boaz.

      • 142
        Anonymous says:

        Perhaps the reason is that ,like the others giving evidence to his Lordship,you would have to swear on oath to tell the truth,the whole truth & nothing but the truth;it is not permissible to do a “Presclot” & take the oath with your fingers crossed.

      • 172
        On the square says:

        Because the Chief Freemason didn’t think it necessary. Jabhulon

  4. 11
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Dont worry Neo Con Loons…..we still intend to hang the C**unt, and his fuckwit dad along with his “love me long time” wife

    • 16
      smoggie says:

      Dream on fuckwit.

      • 17
        BillyBob... says:

        I only hope News International go on the attack…. will be an interesting time ahead if they do.

      • 22
        Ed Balls makes me cry says:

        Miliband sanctions union funds to pay left wing bloggers ti disrupt right wing sites. Bet Moussa never sees a penny!

        • 28
          smoggie says:

          Not if it’s performance related, he won’t. As a troll, he’s shite.

          • Archer Karcher says:

            True enough, Moussa makes Harman Pride et al, look like towering intellects by comparison. By any standard MK is dire.

      • 33
        Moussa Koussa says:

        Dream On …The apologists are funnier than ever today. 6 months ago – who would have thought that:-

        * Cockslon, Dave’s mate, would be forced to resign
        * BSkyB Deal shot out of water
        * NoW scrapped
        * Numerous neo cons nuts arrested
        * Murdoch and his mongo minions at Tory HQ diving for cover
        * Murdoch’s dragged through the dirt.
        * The whore Brookes resigned.

        ….Dream On….most of our dreams are coming TRUE !!!!!!

        • 43
          smoggie says:

          Most of your dreams are a slimy deposit in your pyjama bottoms. What the fuck is that list, numbnutz???!

        • 45
          Gordon Brown says:

          I cried when I read that headline. I nearly didn’t go their private party.

        • 54
          Full Refund says:


        • 57
          A Bunch of Chumps says:

          You are right, this makes a complete laughing stock of Sarah “pyjama party” Brown, and St Tone the Baptist immersing the Murdoch’s Anointed in the river Jordan.

          Thank god the tories’ involvement was limited to giving a job to a dull bloke in a suit for a couple of years.

          • Ed Milimong's Parasite Party says:

            Labour are at war with Murdoch. Labour have always been at war with Murdoch.

        • 112
          Solly says:

          Remember kids! Socialists are bad mmkay?

          Pol Pot.

    • 26
      WVM says:

      Spoken like a true NAZI it’s all in there, lets just check that though to be sure.
      Left-wing – check!
      Racism – check!
      Murdering of your political opponents – check!

      Yep all boxes ticked well done indeed, when are you planing your next trip to Norway?

    • 30
      Tony & Cherie Blair-Bollinger says:

      Well said Moussa my good fellow.

      You did an excellent job of shredding my personal letters to Muamar before sneaking out of Lybia.

      Cherie has bought you a nice flat in Bristol as a reward.

      Must dash my private jet has arrived to whisk us away to our villa in Barbados

  5. 21
    The Curse of Guido #94 says:

    “Punters also slashed the odds of James Murdoch being forced to resign as News International CEO from odds on favourite to go, to a little less than evens. James Murdoch actually performed solidly yesterday, demonstrating a clear grasp of the issues. The way some people have been talking you would think they were on the verge of being burnt at the stake.” (20/7/11)

  6. 32

    Don’t worry all you Murdoch hating lefties. It looks like your mate Lord Leveson will hang, draw and quarter Murdoch at the witch trial, sorry, enquiry he’s presiding over.

    I’ve said on a previous thread, this isn’t an enquiry, it’s a show trial of the press which Leveson has already pre-judged. He’s asking leading questions of the witnesses in order to give him the answers he wants and he’s allowing speculation, suspicion, ignorant opinion and hearsay, along with bare-faced malicious allegations instead of demanding evidence based facts.

    Why isn’t he allowing cross examination of the witnesses? There are serious allegations being made by some of them who, let’s be honest, have plenty of sordid behaviour to hide and would benefit by the introduction of a privacy law. The so called lawyers examining the witnesses are going as easy as they can on them, even though some of them, Grant and Coogan come to mind, obviously have scores to settle and are eaten up with revenge.

    This enquiry is fast becoming a farce!

    • 44
      Rat's arse says:

      ***applause*** Well said cynical and very true.

    • 46
      smoggie says:

      If we’re lucky, Murdoch might close down The Times.

    • 49
      Enquiry into the BBC, Guardian, SkyNews and Mirror for Dishonest Reporting of Government Cost Saving says:

      Can we have the media in the dock please

      • 153
        Double Standards by holier than thou State Broadcaster and other broadcast media says:

        The broadcast media is just as bad at times…how many times have we seen them launching the “Sky or BBC Copter” to cover events such as the McCann’s drive to airport(now if that isn’t intrusive ???).The ,edia have obviously learnt nothing from their pious remarks after being accused of causing D*i*a*n*a’s car to crash in 1997

    • 50
      Chilcot says:

      Should have got me in to do it. I get results

    • 51
      WVM says:


    • 124
      bergen says:

      Murdoch doesn’t care if a politician is left or right.All he’s interested in is that the politician is in power and does as he’s told.

      If Labour was in power Miliband would be fawning like a dog before him, just like Blair and Brown (before Murdoch concluded Brown was a loser).

    • 146
      Penny Dreadful says:

      But… but… but…. you aren’t following the party line! No doubt the trolls will be lining up now. Me? I’m applauding you

  7. 47
    Ed P says:

    Murdoch senior has been selling (non-voting) shares in NI recently, amassing some $47 million. He and the boy are planning some new venture – never underestimate the Murdochs ability to see the next big thing.

    • 56
      smoggie says:

      I heard on the grapewine they’re going to buy out the Guardian and the Mirror. Change their political allegiances, sack the wasters (Polly & Toilets for starters) and find jobs for the NoTW ex-hacks.

      • 84
        Tessa Tickles says:

        I was about to write “but that would lose all their readers.”

        Then I remembered, they don’t have any.

  8. 48
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    For all those calling for the death of Murdoch/Sky, be careful what you wish for, if he goes you lefties will lose working class vote as a good few football clubs will go bust.

    Great stratergy eh?

  9. 61
    Rat's arse says:

    Bet fat boy Tw*tson is rubbing his filthy hands with glee. I saw him on Brillo’s show today, and got the impression that Brillo was giving him an easy ride.

    • 64
      smoggie says:

      You catch more flies with honey than vinegar. Brillo knows something.

    • 160
      Anonymous says:

      Loved Brillo bitchslapping that Tory flunkey when asking him which government in the world was actively seeking to increse its debt levels as an answer to the debt crisis. The useless fucking Tories of course, who will increase the nation’s debt by 51 % between 2010 and 2015.

      Note to Osborne – Plan A is fucked without growth and you ain’t got any!

      • 165
        Scourer says:

        Andrew Neil is a shocking example of a journalist who actually does his research before asking questions, truly shocking, I tell you…

  10. 69
    Ewanme says:

    OMG !!

    Where’s Schrody’s Cat today , guys ???

    While he ain’t listenin : how comes he has the power to delete comments on here ??

    E x .

  11. 82
    ? says:

    I must be missing something here but the mcCanns have just said the constant press coverage was not helpful. So why did they have a press conference every day and a PR agent?

    • 87
      Marmite says:

      Don’t know ?, but I’ve always said there’s something dodgy about those pair.

      • 102
        Elsie Beattie (83 and a quarter) says:

        I always suspected they may have cannibalistic tendencies, dear. Do you think they may have had an attack of “the munchies” and just couldn’t help themselves?

    • 88
      Anonymous says:

      To implicate innocent locals and cover up the fact they’d overdosed their child?

      • 91
        Marmite says:

        Honestly don’t know anon, but I can’t shrug off the feeling that they know more than they’re letting on.

    • 98
      Anonymous says:

      Does the fact that the chosen people are always slagging off the McCanns mean that Madelaine is in an illegal settlement somewhere?

    • 99
      Selohesra says:

      And if they didn’t like all the coverage why did they murder their daughter – what did they expect was going to happen?

      • 169
        Sungei Patani says:

        This particular thread has just hit a new low. Don’t any of you think how unkind you sound with these nauseating postings.

        • 173
          Airey Belvoir says:

          The McCanns climbed into bed with the press for their own (understandable) reasons. They should accept that,in doing that, they had to take the rough with the smooth and stop moaning. The huge Maddy coverage would have cost them millions as ‘missing child’ advertising – and they are certainly not beyond fair criticism for their night of neglect.

          • Sungei Patani says:

            I have never lost a child so I can only imagine how anguished the McCanns must feel, it must be a total nightmare and haunt them continuously.

            With people in such pain how can you even try to justify some of the above comments. You make me despair that people can be so cruel.

        • 181
          CYNICAL OLD MAN says:

          Sungei, how do you think the abductor of Madeleine McCann managed to succeed in the commission of the crime? It didn’t have anything to do with the fact that Maddies parents decided that a night on the piss with their friends was better than staying in with their kids, did it? Nothing whatsoever to do with leaving Maddie and her siblings alone in a strange holiday flat while her parents enjoyed dining and boozing in a bar some distance away?

          Save your sympathies for that poor kid. Her parents aren’t from a scummy council estate, they’re professional people who should have known better. Any criticism they receive for the neglect of their kids is fully justified in my opinion.

  12. 83
    Desperate Dan says:

    Instead of hacking phones and following people to get proof for what they’re reporting, they should follow the example of The Guardian and the BBC and just make things up.

  13. 85
    Moussa Koussa says:

    The students Conservative and Unionist Association scum bags have staged an effigy-burning in the past. They have set light to effigies of Nelson Mandela, Gordon Brown Hazel Blears, and now Obama…But if you burn a poppy they have kittens. Scum will always rise to the top.

    • 89
      Marmite says:

      Those students have obviously got good taste Moussa.

      • 97
        Moussa Koussa says:

        LOL…. Keep up the Good Work. Such antics don’t help your cause, and those who apologise for it look even worse….Nelson Mandela…For Christ’s sake.

        How can Cockhead go to see Obama, knowing that he knows, that members of his own party behave like this, for no good reason.

        • 103
          smoggie says:

          Obama is toast, pal.

          • Yes we er can't!! says:

            In fact one may even say that it is a question of “Audacity of[little] Hope” at all for the US Economy under his watch…he’s strictly a “one-tem” President

        • 107
          Marmite says:

          Oh Moussa, you are such a pussy cat and I really hate winding you up, but I can’t help it. :)

    • 93
      Desperate Dan says:

      Is that the first time he’s had an effigy burnt? He’s got a long way to go to catch up with the number of effigies Labour dingbats burnt of Margaret Thatcher.

      • 109
        Ed Balls makes me cry says:

        Thing is Moussa we know all is not well on the right we understand and are happy to admit that improvement is needed. Your trouble is that you blindly and unquestioningly swallow and follow the party line. Your masters are screwing you over big time and you’re so kin dumb you roll on your backs and squeal for more.

        • 118

          Does Moussa know that the privatisation of the Royal Mail, an organisation that gifts £1 million a year minimum to the labour party, was set up by the Labour party?

          Does he know that it has passed through three readings to get rid of it, in the House of Commons and the House of Lords, already under this government?

          Does he know it has passed all the privatisation hurdles with the full support of the Labour party?

          Why would the comrades be ratting out the other comrades Moussy?
          Why are they welcoming 30,000 redundancies in 5 years? They aren’t powerless to stop it, they are actively supporting it, as they must, seeing it was a Labour idea.
          As was the privatisation of the NHS that came out last week.

          Those evil neo-cons you hate so much. They could be led by Ed Miliband for all the differences in policies.

          Its not so much Tories have gone Labour. More that Labour have long been blue. Since about 1994 anyway.

    • 105
      Cynical-old-bag says:

      I have nothing against people who are being persecuted in their own countries, and it is only right and proper that other countries, including the UK offer them safety, but it seems to me that these people can do anything in the UK without fear of reprisals.

      There is something fundamentally wrong if we keep allowing these people to protest so vehemently against the country and taxpayers who are probably housing and feeding them, and half their families!

    • 108
      Anon says:

      So, burning poppies doesn’t bother you? A deliberately offensive act, designed to greatly insult the British soldiers who fought Labour’s wars?

      Do you speak for the Labour Party on this point? Is this Labour’s new viewpoint, now it’s in opposition? British soldiers = scum?

    • 111
      Trolling for Boys says:

      Moussa Koussa = Lord Haw Haw for chavs!

      • 141
        Ed Balls makes me cry says:

        No Moussa is canon fodder Lord HawHaw of Foy is a far more structured and dangerous being

      • 143
        William Joist says:

        Engairlend calling……this is Engairlend calling……

        Moussa Koussa is talking to himself again.

        I’m a celebrity traitor…..get me ight from hair …..

      • 175
        Axis Sally says:

        I knew Lord Haw Haw. I worked with Lord Haw Haw. “Moussa Koussa” is no Lord Haw Haw.

  14. 96
    Gordon F Brown says:

    Can I have the vacant jobs please?

    • 106
      Nurse Botha says:

      Have your jobs vacated their special hiding place yet today, dear? Shall I bring the bucket?

  15. 110
    Should Have Gone To says:

    I love the way he wears those Lidl £2.99 specs to appear like a man on a careful buget. Problem is, they just can’t hide his lying eyes!!

  16. 113
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    a really good review of PMQs :

  17. 120
    Sally Bercow's vibrator says:

    When the batteries are running low, I put my mobile on vibrate and tell John I need a long chat.

    • 174
      Airey Belvoir says:

      A modern smartphone would not touch the sides. I expect she has kept one of those old housebrick-sized ones with the big rubber aerial

  18. 125
    Larry the Cat says:

    I’ll take over at The Sun. For one thing, under my leadership, there’ll be a huge increase in pussy on page 3.

  19. 129
    Constituent in Fife says:

    There’s no radiation in Fife. That’s just Gordon Brown’s bad breath.

  20. 132
    John must be bitter he can't shag Louise says:

    I may be wrong but was it not unparliamentary for Bercow to refer to Louise Mensch as “Mrs Mensch” at pmqs?

    • 147
      Mmm...methinks that he was less than impressed at such discourtesy says:

      No more unparliamentary than cutting “Dave” off in mid-flow in answering a question during PMQs whilst letting Labour MPs and Labour Front banch drone on or make hand signals in the case of Balls.

      Although “Dave” was archly courteous to B*e*r*c*o*w during his next answer to a question regarding Pudsey Bear…”I must thank Mr Sp**ker for cutting me short as I would not have wished to have squeezed out a question about Pudsey Bear…”

  21. 133
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    “They have set light to effigies of Nelson Mandela, Gordon Brown Hazel Blears, and now Obama.”

    Really? I never thought much of scotchish tories, or tories in general up to now. They have just gone up in my estimation with this news.

  22. 135
    Salmons Butt says:


  23. 137
    Larry has rights says:
  24. 148
    DisgustedOfTunbridgeWells says:

    From The Commentator

    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:
    Eds main problem is that he lacks spunk, he niether makes me angry (like Gordon) or charms me (like Dave), also being a member of the last government doesnt give him much scope to attack.

    While i agree that Dave is dishonest to use the line that he does we sometimes forget he is a politicon and therefore dishonest.

    A great piece by a up and coming star :-)

    “charms me (like Dave)” how sick can you be?

    • 149
      Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

      Ha Ha, i meant as one side of emotion to another, compared to Gordon, dave was a charmer.

    • 155
      Clayre Reigner says:

      Is this a political comment or an entry in some pre-pubescent schoolgirl’s diary? Try buying Dave a box of chocolates and then spreading your legs for Gordon, lovey. Ed needs to see a specialist.

  25. 156
    Trolling for Boys says:

    Labour shrill complains that BBC are biased toward tories FFS!!!!!

    • 161
      Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

      How many BBC staff have become Labour Mps and how many Labour mps have ended up working for the BBC?

    • 162
      Selohesra says:

      Deliberate leftie dirty tricks – make a few unjustified complaints and then BBC can claim to be upsetting left and right equally and so pretend they are getting it out right. I really do not see a need for the BBC anymore – private sector would fill the gap and one could then chose whose bias if any to view

    • 163
      Ewanme says:

      WOW !!!

      There’s people out there wiv even more time on their hands than me , darlin !!

      E x .

  26. 170
    I Got Bored Of Having A Hundred Monikers.... says:

    Nelson Mandela, there is the name of someone not much longer for this earth.

  27. 176
    Simon says:

    Have you got the right photo? Surely that one is Herr Flick of the Gestapo.

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