January 2nd, 2012

Guardian Makes Thirty-Eighth News International Correction
Claimed Sun Had Charlotte Church “Countdown to 16 Clock”

Yesterday the Guardian published an article by former burlesque dancer Laurie Penny which claimed that

“Charlotte Church was 15 years old when Britain’s best-read daily newspaper began a public countdown to the day on which she could be legally f****d.”

The claim is totally false.

It was corrected after the Heresy Corner blog pointed out the false claim. This takes the number of corrections to stories published by the Guardian about News International tabloids to 38. All sense of proportion and indeed sense has gone out the window. The allegation was designed to deliberately characterise The Sun in the worst possible light.

UPDATE: They have managed in Grauniad style to cock-up the correction.


203 Comments

  1. 1
    Geoffrey G Brooking says:

    So renouned for accuracy aren’t they.

    Any sign of Piers in the UK since Xmas?

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    • 2
      Aunt Mat says:

      It’s so good to see that somebody is standing up for the Murdochs.

      They are terribly nice people when you get to know them.

      Keep up the good work.

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      • 5
        Murdoch's Right Hand says:

        …oh those poor defenceless Sun journos…with nothing more than writing down the t-t-truth to occupy their right hands…

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        • 33
          Goddess, Empress, Dictator Frau Merkel says:

          I understand the Murdochs’ have something interesting for my Tom Watson poodle this year. I hope it doesn’t hurt too much.

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          • Displaced Brummie says:

            I think it could be an interesting year for Tom Watson:

            Old proverb: “Man who bathes in petrol should not play with matches…”

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          bog paper for pompous arseholes says:

          oh those poor defenceless Guradian hacks…..with nothing better to do than write subsidised fiction while their bosses avoid paying as much tax as possible. I wonder how many poor people have gone short because of this, boo hoo?

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      • 20
        red slapper says:

        You should keep your slutty niece Laurie Penny under control luv.

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      • 44
        Rufus Stone says:

        Anyone see the remarkable claim in the Guardian by Ed Moribund about the BBC being biased towards the Coalition?

        http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2011/dec/31/ed-miliband-labour-bbc-bias

        My flabber is gasted!

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        • 86
          The Man who talked Bollocks says:

          “When legend becomes the fact print the legend”

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        • 89
          Fubar Saunders says:

          Fucking idiots.

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        • 102
          CHRIST ON A BIKE! says:

          Deliberate dis-information by BBC and Labour. The BBC’s feedback from viewers and listeners, tells them that a lot of people are disgusted by their left-wing bias. So get Labour to tell people that the BBC has an anti-Labour/pro coalition bias, and therefore they can’t possibly have a left-wing bias, otherwise Labour wouldn’t complain would they!
          It’s merely setting up a crude line of defence against very justifiable claims of left-wing bias.

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          • White City says:

            My thoughts exactly. un-fucking-believable.

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          • over our dead bodies says:

            Have the BBC ever published a breakdown of viewers complaints about left wing bias as opposed to right wing bias? The figures would be interesting and relevant, as it would give an accurate idea of the public’s perception on this matter.

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          • Pickled Wizard says:

            Todays bias at the bbc is aimed at legitimate shotgun owners (presumably all rabid Tories) following the unfortunate incident in sunderland. Why didn’t the newsreader simply say that all shotgun and firearm certificate owners are likely to shoot those nearest and dearest to them, thereby saving millipede having to interupt his holiday to have a flunky say it!

            (on the same news broadcast, they seemed to overlook mentioning that the person who is accused of shooting the student in manchester was NOT a holder of a firearms licence, and presumably used an illegal firearm. But hey, he might still vote labour if prisoners get the vote)

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          • Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

            OODB: No. It’s another one of the secrets that the plebs who pay for it arn’t allowed to know.

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          • 2112 says:

            “Biased BBC,” the blog that points out the various examples of said bias appears to have a right-leaning slant. Does anybody know of a left-wing equivalent? After all, if the BBC is just as biased against the labour/left then surely such a site would exist.

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    • 4

      LBJ? Yes, a complex character. His foriegn policy was a disaster, escalating the war in Vietnam and plunging south east Asia into chaos, but he WAS a terribly good at arranging things. set his mind to something and it would be done. After all, he wanted to be President of the United States and he arranged that perfectly.

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    • 17
      Cast Iron says:

      I will ensure the Guardian remains funded by the public by continuing the policy of advertising all government jobs in this lovely far-left newspaper.

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    • 68
      Sir Barrington Minge says:

      Who the hell would want to fuck Charlotte Church anyway?….Yech!!!

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    • 164
      Rt Hon Gordon Brown says:

      Too feminine for me. Wibble.

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      • 167
        Handycock (Teen Fondler) and Capo Di Capo, Portsmouth says:

        Not for me Gordon. Just up my street, especially when she was younger. Whehey.

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        • 170
          Psycho Stapelton says:

          I was going to sign up for your course on ‘How to trough and shag off the State, all your working life, when you have no education,’ Handy. Unfortunately I am on remand at the moment and will have to cancel my registration. Please return my deposit, or else.

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          • Pickled Wizard says:

            (psst – pyscho – keep your head down – as long as the bbc dont think you have a gun licence you should be ok!)

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    • 179
      Old Blue Eyes says:

      The Guardian is the new Penny Dreadful.

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  2. 3
    Robert Mugabe - Marxist (Like Ed Miliband and Ken Livingstone) says:

    The Graun is just a mouthpiece for the hypocritcal orthodoxy that me and my comrades follow.

    Screw you little people who keep us in power!!!

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  3. 6
    prwhoru says:

    Do you try to exploit all newspapers like this or only ones on the left wing to support your agenda? Do you feel ashamed that you leaked evidence to the Leveson inquiry in the name if journalism but in reality to suit your agenda? Do you still feel sore about being ripped a new one by Iain Hislop?

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    • 19
      Hack Hack Hackerie says:

      Link?

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    • 22
      Anonymous says:

      piss off prwhoru

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    • 35
      Anon says:

      So, you’re saying this left-wing ‘newspaper’ hasn’t made 38 totally false allegations about its competitors?

      You’re saying Laurie Penny isn’t a liar?

      Or are lies OK when they come from The Left?

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      • 38
        Peter Grimes says:

        That’s about the sum of it. Leftoids lie – period.

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      • 41
        Technomist says:

        The Guradian isn’t really all that left wing. It is just the parish magazine for the narcisstic middle classes who suckle at the soggier teats of government, especially local government and those parts of the state which are disguised as the voluntary sector.

        Calling it ‘left’ panders to their delusions to be in some way important and effective players in the struggle for social justice, when many of them are just self-important, self-serving fantasistsoking after their own, who don’t know anything very much of relevance about the real conditions and pressures of their fellow citizens lives

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      • 52
        Doctor Beaker says:

        Oh and the Mail doesn’t tell lies, does it?

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        • 57
          Technomist says:

          Of course it does. They all do. The trick in life is to think for yourself.

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        • 61
          Anon says:

          I have no idea – I never read it.

          But this isn’t about the Mail, is it. This is about the Guardian. Is it OK that the Guardian has told 38 lies about its competitor? Is it OK that Laurie Penny writes lies?

          Is it?

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          • BBC says:

            Yes. Yes, it is.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Awwwww bless, lefties love a bit of hypocritical foaming at the mouth over the Daily Mail. I don’t mind a few stories about how Somalians are living in Belgravian mansions myself.

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          • smoggie says:

            Exactly. Let’s not let the lefty apologist divert attention.

            BTW
            Has Laurie Penny ever been fcuked, legally, legitimately or legibly?

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      • 91
        Fubar Saunders says:

        Course lies are ok when they come from the left. Thats all the fuckers ever do, they lie as naturally as fucking breathing.

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    • 43
      Peter Grimes says:

      Do fuck off if you don’t like Fenian Guido’s blog, please.

      (OT but no comment yet from Guido about the Indy story on Brown Draper Watson’s computers being hacked?)

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        Displaced Brummie says:

        If they were hacked, it was because they taped their passwords to their monitors and a colleague in the Labour government decided to find out what they were up to. It wasn’t so much the plots against the Tories that bothered them, it was the plots against their own Labour Party colleagues that brought about their doom.

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      • 103
        smoggie says:

        Does this mean that Dolly can have his job back?

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      • 177
        CYNICAL OLD MAN says:

        Accusations that Gordon the Moron’s phone being hacked at No. 10 is just the Independent recycling an old story. This allegation was made months ago.Once again, no evidence is being produced which will corroborate the story. So that’s what the Indie headline will remain – A STORY.

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        • 190
          The Pundit Two says:

          I can only hope that in 2012 Murdoch and his family empire will focus some of their forces to totally embarrass the Gruniard, Independent, Tom Fat Man Watson, the BBC and the Liebor Party.
          In fact I would like all of them out of business.

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  4. 7
    Anonymous says:

    “The allegation was designed to deliberately characterise the popular press in the worst possible light.”

    Whereas in reality it exists solely to serve the community.

    Ha ha ha

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  5. 8
    Busy Winston Smith says:

    They’re going on a censorship binge over at CIF this morning – looks like any comment that refers to Penny’s “error” is last a couple of minutes before it is deemed to not “abide by our community standards”.

    The twats that buy shit from the broadsheets are as bad as the twats that buy shit from the tabloids.

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    • 12
      Penny Dreadful says:

      They’re not called broadsheets for nothing.

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      Terrible But True says:

      Sounds of burning rubber in BBC studio Green Rooms, too.

      ‘Quick, clear out the Graun hacks invited in to comment today pronto in case the work experience cover asks them some actual reporting questions before the ‘safe’ crews get back from the slopes!’

      Paul Mason must be in full counsel and console mode on his Blackberry.

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      • 168
        Castle says:

        There was a “16th birthday countdown” of a female in a tabloid – but it was future porn star Linsey Dawn McKenzie in the Daily/Sunday Sport, in 1994. The countdown was to her 16th birthday (the law now is 18), when she could legally pose topless, and the Sport had signed her up. Mind, at 34GG, they were pretty impressive!

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        • 186
          Nogbad the Bad says:

          I remember that. I bought the ‘Spurt every day that week. IIRC they showed a little more each day. She has had a breast reduction and is still happily showing them off.

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  6. 9
    Non believer says:

    Yes they should follow your lead and just ignore any false claims / lies they make and pretend they didn’t happen; like your scoop re Alan Johnson cheating on his wife, and you deriding the Guardian for claiming that the conservatives biggest donor was a banker (you remember, the guy who owned a bank).

    Congrats on another regurgitated scoop, all thos hypocrisy and parasytically relying on the work of others must be exhausting.

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    • 14

      Johnson was playing away you idiot. Rowland was a property speculator.

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      • 16
        Non believer says:

        A property speculator who owned a bank you idiot.
        btw Any proof johnson cheated on his wife? Or just another lie / smear?

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        • 23
          Non believer says:

          Btw Have you forgotten the context of your Johnson ‘scoop’?

          You gleefully claimed your deep throat sources had confirmed that a story about Alan Johnson cheating on his wife was about to break, not long before the actual story about his wife cheating broke.

          No retraction or any kind of contrition from you what so ever, just a deletion IIRC.

          Hypocrite.

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          • No retraction or deletion. No writ either you twat.

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          • Non believer says:

            So unless someone sues you (something you yourself admit would be incredibly difficult) what ever you print is true?

            Maybe it was because you used weasel words like ‘suspected’ and ‘rumoured’ and because he possibly didn’t want to sue a piss poor blogger or have his private live in the papers again just after being publicly cuckolded?

            Couldn’t find your original ‘story’, I aplogise* if you didn’t delete it, I must have made a mistake.

            *That’s what honourable people do when they make a mistake btw

            You twat.

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          • codswallop says:

            Must be exhausting being the self appointed conscience of the Nation. I fear that the rough and tumble of this ‘ere Blog is not for the likes of a sensitive soul like you.
            Let me see if I can help you out. A word of advice.
            Why not toddle over the “The Pig Breeders Gazette”. All that nice fresh air and agricultural bonhomie – be like home from home.
            Toodle pip.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Non believer has got issues…..he’s a knob and a pillock.

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          • Modded.Non.believer says:

            Whatever codswallop, looks like Guido has put the last 3 comments from my home IP address on moderation now (this is from my phone), seems like its he who can’t deal with the rough an tumble of vigorous discussion.

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          • smoggie says:

            Don’t flatter yourself. Everyone gets automodded and only one person has ever been banned.

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          • thick as thieves says:

            Me!!!

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          • smoggie says:

            Welcome back from the naughty step, tat ;)

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          • A proper right winger! says:

            Errrm the soon to be former Mrs Johnson was conducting an affair with hubby’s body guard? If he was pumping said lady (?) on duty at the taxpayers cost then we surely have a right to know.

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          Sungei Patani says:

          Which bank did/does he own?

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          The Bottle Fed Triplet says:

          “Cheated on”? What is the matter with you ignoramuses? Did you learn your English from American sitcoms? Cheating is what you do when playing gin rummy. When a married man pokes someone other than his wife it is called ‘adultery’.

          Write it out 500 times and don’t make me have to tell you again.

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          • Broadsword calling Danny Boy says:

            I thought that an unmarried female having sexual congress with an unmarried male was also adultery. At least that is what the monks told us.

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      • 70
        Non believer says:

        A property speculator who owned a bank that was raided by the SFO, a story which appeared to ignore, bizarrely enough.

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  7. 10
    Colonel Blimp. R.M. (retd.) says:

    The Sun is a terrible publication, to which the word “newspaper ” may not be applied.

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    keddaw says:

    They did have a countdown for when Sam Fox would get her knockers out though…

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  9. 13
    Fraud says:

    Is this in the print version or just online, if its in the print version, can they be sued?

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  10. 15
    Paddles says:

    The Sun didn’t but Christian O’Connell on XFM did.

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  11. 26
    Anonymous says:

    “The allegation was designed to deliberately characterise The Sun in the worst possible light.”

    Fucking hell guido how much are the Murdochs paying you to be their cheerleader. This is a paper that on multiple occasions featured 16 year olds on page 3. The sun have characterised themselves as a bunch of fucking pervs but anyway keep smoking Rupert’s cock maybe he’ll give you a job one day or something you fucking twat.

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      piss off you po faced cuпt says:

      Ooh get her!

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    • 33
      Captn P says:

      I think the point is …kettle calling the pot black … or is it just ok because you represent Socialist views? Your point about the Sun being scummy are perfectly valid, but none of this seemed to be important untill they started supporting the Conservative party.

      Further more the next chapter to this story is likely to be Murdoch landing a massive lawsuit on the Guardian that will effectively shut the paper — He has the money to follow through –

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    • 36
      Displaced Brummie says:

      So, anonymous, it is perfectly OK for the Guardian to make up any old shit and pass it off as fact, if the person under attack is someone who you do not like?

      Paging Ms Penny! Paging Mr Harri! We have found a useful idiot who wants to offer you their full undying support no matter what lies you tell!

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    • 39
      Anon says:

      “on multiple occasions featured 16 year olds on page 3″

      You didn’t actually believe they were 16, did you? A few of them were interviewed on a documentary years ago, and they pointed out that eagle-eyed readers would have noticed how the models were 16 for 5 or 6 years.

      Any how, I don’t remember anyone from the left complaining about that when The Sun supported Labour.

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      • 59
        Non believer says:

        So the sun were lying and pandering to their readers who preferred to believe they were looking at naked schoolgirls?

        That’s so much less sleazy.

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        • 63
          Anon says:

          Any how, I don’t remember anyone from the left complaining about that when The Sun supported Labour.

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          • Non believer says:

            Of course they did, loads of sanctimonious lefties moaned about it then and continue to moan about tits appearing in newspapers.

            And it’s not just the left, the Daily Mail regularly gets morally outraged by scantily clad young girls and publishes pics of said girls to prove just how outraged they are

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          • Anonymous says:

            OK, we get the point, you don’t like tits. Now fuck off, vicar.

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          • Polly Twaddlebee says:

            I am prepared to get my jugs out if it will boost Guardian sales.

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        • 72
          Billyberg Bowdenstein is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

          Are you a poof?

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        Broadsword calling Danny Boy says:

        How many “readers” can read enough to tell what age they are? And of those who can read numbers how many get to that before reaching for the tissues?

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  12. 27
    Fact is stranger than fiction ?? says:

    For a good piss take on this watch new comedy “Hacks” on Channel 4 …It is of course purely fictional and the remarkable similarity to recent ecvents and characters is of course totally co-incidental

    http://www.channel4.com/programmes/hacks

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    • 53
      Harbottle says:

      I look forward to a similar satirical show about a fictional Guardian type newspaper. Great character material of posturing weirdos and champagne socialist hypocrites-what title instead of Hacks? Twats?

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    • 109
      Giles Clichet says:

      Oh God, can’t you just imagine how grim ‘Hacks’ will be…

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    • 176
      BBC bollox says:

      On the radio the other day I heard a BBC 5 presenter suggest it was now time for a new spitting image. Yep now Labour are out of Government the BBC want this show to return. How fucking predictable.

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      • 181
        Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

        You can bet that if Labour are really going down the pan before the next election they will do it. Radio 4 is already the home of every left-wing ‘comedian’ in the country. Slag off the Tories, bankers, royalty – get yourself a half-hour show on Radio 4.

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      • 191
        The Pundit Two says:

        Problem was it backfired on the BBC and Maggie was one of its fans.
        If they did it now they would have most of the Labore shadow cabinet in prison uniform.
        Yesterday Mathew D’Ancona on radio 4 stated the “Milliband Government”
        Beggar’s belief.

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  13. 28
    totty watch says:

    I reckon Charlotte beat this deadline by at least a couple of years, tbh.

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  14. 29
    Penny not totty says:

    Am relieved you didn’t tag this as totty-watch

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    Displaced Brummie says:

    Unless Ms Laurie Penny confused her fantasy about when she could legally f**k Charlotte Church with reality? Did she have a less than lefty sisterly dream about Charlotte Church?

    She could, of course, just be another exponent of the Johann Harri Let’s Make It All Up School of Journalism.

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  16. 45
    Anonymous says:

    Why defend News International? They’re just foreign owned scumbags, fuck em.

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  17. 46
    The Guardian fails again. says:

    This article was amended on January 1 2011 to remove reference to News International publishing a ‘countdown clock’ to Charlotte Church’s age of consent, an allegation that NI denies

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jan/01/sexism-tabloid-press

    And as usual for the Guardian no apology is given. I trust you will be bringing this up before Lord Justice Leveson Guido.

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      Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

      It is not even just an allegation that NI denies – it is just plain fucking false. Coming on top of the retraction of some of the Milly Dowler phone hacking claims it offers further proof of how fucking shoddy and politically motivated Guardian journalism is.

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    • 93
      Time Lord says:

      They corrected this a year ago?

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    • 150
      Anonymous says:

      Im confused, didnt Charlotte Church give evidence re this countdown clock thing to Levison.ditto the Dowlers and deletion of messages (which we now know wasnt done by NOTW)Im worried that Levison will just believe everything he is told.

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  18. 48
    Paddles says:

    Apologies to O’Connell; it was Moyles.

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  19. 50
    Bonzodog says:

    The Guardian can’t even get the f*cking correction right !

    “This article was amended on January 1 2011 to remove reference to News International publishing a ‘countdown clock’ to Charlotte Church’s age of consent, an allegation that NI denies”

    Pillocks!

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  20. 51
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Cameron says it will be another tough year !
    Is that why you are giving an extra 40 million quid to the biggest waste of money on the planet “The Olympics” ? just so they can spend 80 million quid on fucking fireworks !
    there will be people losing their jobs , houses and whole way of life while you stand there wasting OUR money !
    What happened to “Not one penny of taxpayers money will go to the Olympics”
    And isn’t it about time that Seb Coe actually got a fucking job ?

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    • 60
      Displaced Brummie says:

      In passing, I wonder what those sanctimonious po-faced control freak lefties at the Guardian will make of this story? This should have them and their equally loopy rich cronies in the BMA chewing their ‘ethically’ handmade rugs!

      Beer to be sold at £1.29 a pint

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    • 64
      Chris Preddie OBE says:

      +1

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    • 66
      Technomist says:

      I would like to see Seb Coe and the rest of the clowns sit in front of a public inquiry and account for every bloody penny. And those responsible pay the public back for any money lost under their ‘leadership’.

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    • 67
      Anon says:

      What’s £40million to Cameron? So far today he’s given £22.9million to the EU, and it’s not even lunchtime.

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      • 145
        Peter Grimes says:

        Is that £40 million at the rate which the liars BlairBrown decided they wanted to pay the EUSSR so that the CAP payments to France would be revised down and liars BlairBrown would eventually get better paid EUSSR jobs, like ‘Presidente’ or ‘Fuehrer’?

        Fuck off – you’ll be telling us next that the Tories set the terms for the rail carriage contract that was gifted to the Krauts!

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    • 110
      codswallop says:

      Just been watching Dave’s “inspirational” address to the the Nation.
      Memo to CMD. New Years resolution mate. Fire your speech writer.

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      • 111
        MIKE HANDYCOCK save the children (mines that little blonde) says:

        On the speech News reader on sky “Doesn’t he know how bad things are for us ”
        How much you on love £150,000 per ann ?

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      • 192
        The Pundit Two says:

        None of the so-called “political leaders” came up with a decent speech.
        Must be on extended holidays.

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    • 138
      MrAngry61 says:

      Cameron’s New Year Speech:

      “Bread and circuses!”

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      • 173
        mr Schimschillovitz says:

        It kept the Caesars in power for hundreds of years… It works!

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      • 193
        The Pundit Two says:

        Cameron’s speech – let them eat local vegetables.
        Red Ed Milliband speech – let them eat what they can steal.
        Nick Clegg’s speech – let them eat EU cake

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  21. 56
    MIKE HANDYCOCK save the children (mines that little blonde) says:

    Why wait till she’s 16 ?
    Why have mutton , when spring lamb is available ?
    LOL

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    Steph Flanderers, drenched in Ed's spunk says:

    Laurie Penny a liar?

    In other news a Pope has confirmed he shits in the woods

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  24. 79
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    Guardian still busily deleting comments that refer to the false allegation. In some ways they are no better than the tabloids they look down their noses at.

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    • 104
      Lies of the Left says:

      In many ways they are a lot worse. If they had not lied about the deletion of Milly Dowler’s voicemails 200 plus people would still be in work.

      But how do they get away with it? Papers are businesses and if say Honda put out a false statement saying that Toyota cars had defective brakes it would be Honda that is in the shit, not the other way round.

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  25. 100
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    and this is news?

    The Guardian making stuff i mean.

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  26. 107
    Cynosarges says:

    Gruaniad correction to their comment section masthead

    “… but facts AREN’T sacred (in the Guardian)”

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  27. 113
    Whichever Media Outlet Actually DID Run That Clock says:

    Girl of Harlech, stand ye steady!
    It cannot be ever said ye
    For a shagging were not ready
    When will Charlotte yield?

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    Laurie now wants "reliable" reports says:

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    • 135
      will says:

      Penny are you still using a researcher that you paid below the minimum wage or ask some unpaid intern at the guardian to do it for you.

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      • 157
        Displaced Brummie says:

        +1

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        • 174
          Brixton Inmate 3223561 says:

          I can tell you that dinner was a disgrace, I asked my steak au poivre be done medium rare and it came well done. Things were better later when my Russian escort arrived on time with her Moldovan lady friend. Carriages were before midnight and I was able to get a good nights sleep. I was asked to get up early but decided to sleep in till eleven. I tell you it Hell here I can’t see how I will survive the next six months!

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          • fellow brixton inmate says:

            Alright for some! i just got rough pokey bum sex off my cell mate big ‘airy ‘arry………bitch didn’t even cuddle me after.

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  29. 116
    Ivor Tapeworm says:

    On a different matter, I note that the obese and jowly Labour MP Diane Flabbot is criticising the government’s healthy eating campaign?

    What does the lardy bint know about healthy eating? She must eat so many spherical legumes of the moderated kind that she is turning spherical herself.

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    • 127
      Pie and chips x 10 says:

      Must be a lefty thing, have an image google for “Jackie Bailie MSP”, Scottish Labour’s answer to Diane…

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    • 129
      The Ambassador says:

      She has partaken of many things in her life…

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    • 152
      Anonymous says:

      i thought Diane whinging about government healthy eating initiative was hilarious !

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      • 154
        when are the cuts starting? says:

        I’m going to whinge about it. More money wasted on nonsense.

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        • 161
          +1 says:

          Agreed 100%. So why did the Beeb not feature a bod from MinHealth to explain why this waste of our money was necessary for our well-being, instead of that lardyarse?

          {apols if this appears twice – computer glitch first time}

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          • +1 says:

            Oops forgot… Try again:

            Agreed 100%. So why did the Beeb not feature a bod from MinHealth to explain why this waste of our money was necessary for our well-being, instead of that lardyarse?

            {apols if this appe*rs twice – computer glitch first time}

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  30. 118
    Rustigjongens says:

    Laurie Penny should have her pieces published under the heading Once Upon A Time….and then she can create a series of fantasy articles for her fans, combining both her favorite subjects, herself and News Corps, in which she can play the magical heroine fighting against the evil empire.

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  31. 120
    Apathy Rising says:

    The ‘Zil’ lanes set aside to transport Olympic big wigs between the Games and their plush hotel suites should be fun.

    It’s going to be a struggle making the games appear inclusive when it wreaks of ‘exclusivity’, more especially to Londoners who get in the way.

    Glad I’m not a Londoner.

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  32. 125
    Toonday says:

    It’s a Monday morning and no Rich and Mark. Have they died or been sacked?

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    • 128
      Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

      Maybe Guido is mellowing out in his old age and decided for one week he would not subject his readers to the “Cartoon” ?

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  33. 126
    Mad, Bad & Dangerous Gordon McRuin ( Member in absentia ) says:

    I love the Gurneyad. Great fairy stories and excellent toilet paper.

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  34. 133
    Gordon's been talking like a baby and having motions at the dinner table says:

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    • 147
      self awareness of a bag of rocks says:

      Who cares what you and your psychopathic monster are doing you social leech.

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  35. 134
    Old Blue Eyes says:

    What does it matter what the Guardian prints. Nobody reads the horrible rag anyway.

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    • 140
      will says:

      It matters because the lie remains in the public eye whilst a retraction is in small print inside. So the lie remains and also this is why the courts should insist on higher damages being paid for those such as Jo Yeats landlord and Robert Murat in portugal, who had lies written about them and thier reputations ruined by the press. In fact the original lies remain in cyberspace and if you google thier names the lies come up first.

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  36. 143
    Mad, Bad & Dangerous Gordon McRuin ( Member in absentia ) says:

    Should the Gurneyad be re-named the ‘Penny Dreadful’ ?

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  37. 151
    Sir Keith Joseph's preserved head says:

    Start a poll guido… Laurie Penny… Would you?

    ( ammended December 30th 2011 Samoan time)

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  38. 163
    Jimmy says:

    It’s smears like this that have left Murdoch’s reputation for discretion and good taste in tatters. He has no choice but to sue Charlotte Church immediately.

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  39. 166

    Strictly speaking, we are at at least 39. There were 38 corrections on Milly Dowler. They corrected the original claim and added that 37 additional articles had been corrected.

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  40. 172
    Hoppyman says:

    Good to see GF standing up for those defenceless tabloids against the fearful forces of the Guardian again.

    This is important work, but why not a series of revelations about inaccurate journalism everywhere? Rich pickings I suspect and doesn’t the BBC, for example, deserve the same sort of protection against baseless attacks?

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  41. 175
    Anonymous says:

    Now Charlotte Church is over the age of 21 I would like to Come in her mouth, come on her tits and spunk up all over her hairy pussy!

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  42. 187
    Holier Than Thou says:

    Greenslade’s forgotten to mention this.

    So I’ll write his forgotten footnote for him.

    Full Disclosure: I’m an absolutely hypocritical Hunt when it comes to pointing out where The Guardian got it completely wrong yet again. Instead, I’m arsed about a no one a boat who used to know the fella who used to be married to my step-daughter.

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  43. 196
    Eustace Rogers-Knightleigh says:

    That Miss Penny got it wrong on the Charlotte Church thing one cannot deny, but I do remember back in the late 80’s The Sun running a Page 3 “special” along these lines.

    Starting on a Monday the paper showed photos of a scantily clad but not topless underage nubile counting down the days to Friday when, since it was her sixteenth birthday, they could reveal her boobs to the nation. Apparently this was done with the full approval of the aforementioned totty’s mother.

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  44. 202
    Whippersnapper2 says:

    The question remains “is the Guardian a newspaper still?” I don’t know of anybody who buys it or reads it and I deleted it from my browser long ago and that was free.
    I thought the bailiffs had moved in.
    The only place I hear it quoted is on the BBC – I sit here wondering about that.

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