February 29th, 2012

James Murdoch Jumps From News International

James “it was the weekend and I was on my Blackberry” Murdoch has quit as the Executive Chairman of News International.

Remains at BSkyB…

UPDATE: Twitter comment of the day: “As one Sun begins, another ends.”


147 Comments

  1. 1
    Fat Boy says:

    Bob Crow is a big fat baby

    • 4
      AnnaR says:

      Horse laughter was the last straw obviously…

      • 16
        Guido Fawkes, Dick Desmond's ball licker says:

        James Murdoch is fucking gorgeous!

        • 55
          Leftys are hypocrits says:

          • War Economy says:

            Did you see Kay Burley Cut Chris Bryants SKY news interview at 2.55 GMT. Now that is how to stop someone talking, ha ha.
            Oh Fit and proper persons, so how does Murdochs son take over at SKY? I would have thought he would be preparing himself for watching it from his in CELL TV set, courtesy of HMP.
            Cant beat the RULE of LAW, and looks very much like a lot of Law breaking has been going on. Whats the average term for Blackmail and Bribery as I am sure some of the PLOD have felt blackmailed into taking the money

        • 135
          War Economy says:

          I wonder if James will get more Co-k up his A-se in a British Prison or an American Prison, and will the Americans extradite him to the USA to face trial?? Just a thought.
          Its taking a while though isn’t it? I would have expected some one in the USA to be laying plans for a prosecution. We will see some squealing then no doubt and it wont be from the co-k

      • 19
        Gotcha! says:

        Are they sending the c’unt to the knackers yard?

      • 22
        Kelvin McKenzie and his favouritest rent boy says:

        All this industrial-scale bribing and corrupting public officials shite was just horse-play.

        • 34
          Anonymous says:

          And it all happened while Labour were in power and arselicking Murdoch.
          Did Labour know it was happening and turn a blind eye?

        • 139
          🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸.... says:

          corruption is a problem in the East. But now we discover East London has corrupted central London.

    • 60
      A baby says:

      Don’t compare us with that twat.

      • 74
        Camewne says:

        Seen as the left have been fücking the country over for years im going to bend over and take one for the country

        pip pip

    • 124
      Charles Flaccidwidger says:

      Harman on Sky has just accused James Murdoch of running away. Presumably in the same way she did after her car accident.

  2. 2
    Fan says:

    Damm, i liked him as well

  3. 3
    Crossdad says:

    Must have been the horses head that did it!

  4. 5
    Horse pun says:

    The stallion has bolted.

  5. 6
    JH says:

    Cue Twatson claiming credit.

    A fat twat in trendy specs is still a fat twat.

  6. 7
    Getting out before the shit hits the fan says:

    There must be a ton of evidence coming that shows he authorised hacking and payments to bent coppers.

  7. 8
    James says:

    The Son on Wednesday has been relaunched.

  8. 9
    Rory Harrison says:

    Guess He’s moving to Oz to escape the US extradition treaty.

  9. 10
    Tom Fatson says:

  10. 11
    Realistic says:

    Good to see a sensible, ambitious, young man broadening his experience.

    Can only be for the good.

    What’s there to bitch about?

  11. 12
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    Rats beginning to go.

    • 128
      Handycock No1 Trougher in Parliament says:

      I hope this is not going to affect the £6M damages payout I am expecting?

  12. 12
    James Murdoch was master of the waffle at the committee hearing says:

    I am not aware of anything that would preclude me from stating that I’m certain I don’t recall with sufficient clarity the precise details of the email which may have been received by my office prior to official formal confirmation from our lawyers that would’ve clarified definitively whether the relevant guidelines had been followed prior to the disclosure that there had been alleged breaches which we cannot confirm yet if they indeed took place.

  13. 14
    Lord Beaverbrook says:

    Not at all like this in my day . Technology eh .. what a curse !!

    • 40
      Jonathon "Bent" Aitken says:

      Nor mine, I always found “the simple sword of truth and the trusty shield of British fair play” worked best!

  14. 17
    Boy Mulcaster says:

    just not ‘top of head’ enough to be top head

  15. 20
    Breaking News says:

    An order-order spokesperson has denied rumors that Guido Fawkes has been offered the job of CEO for News International in the UK.

    • 28
      Just Shows The State of The Country says:

      I think you will find that he is working for “D.irty” D.esmond a man who does not mind admitting that he made his fortune from po.rn.

      Whereas, the “Dirty Digger” Murdoch, is a man who has made a fortune from po.rn but expects anyone who is daft enough to listen, to believe he actually made it from honest journalism.

      • 51
        Fleck Hall says:

        What’s wrong with porn? You watch PMQ’s – that’s an orgy, on TV, showing explicit scenes of us ALL getting f*cked in public.

        Don’t get all self righteous about pictures of people doing the old Deputy Prime Minister horizontal shuffle. If you are male, you know you look!

        • 82
          Just Shows The State of The Country says:

          “Don’t get all self righteous”

          No self righteousness here mate, love the stuff, only critical of hypocrites like Murdoch, now there’s self righteousness!

          That’s why Dirt Des is a man of the people, loves the stuff and does not mind admitting it.

  16. 21
    Ed Milimong says:

    My popularity is lower than Gordon brown’s so if I say “Milly Dowler” 1000 times at PMQ’s will that make me popular again?

  17. 23
    Just Shows The State of The Country says:

    Who are the 3 million daft enough to buy the Sun on Sunday! there must be some pretty nice ti.ts on display.

    • 39
      Anonymous says:

      Many who are fed up with left-wing twats like Watson trying to manipulate what people can read.

      • 57
        Just Shows The State of The Country says:

        Quite so, but don’t forget it was the “Dirty Digger” who saddled us all with the blight of lying NuLiebor, reptilian Bliar, the nutter Brown and the pocket Liner Manglesbums etc., etc.

        • 63
          Anonymous says:

          It wasn’t just down to the dirty digger. The Tories in 1997 were a busted flush and Murdoch just jumped on the bandwagon and reflected what the public were thinking.
          Labour never forgave him for switching sides in 2010- that’s what this witch-hunt is all about.

    • 78
      AC1 says:

      I await your duplicate opinion of the Grauniad/Auto-trader.

      • 87
        Just Shows The State of The Country says:

        Dear AC 1, !00% duplicate regarding the Grauniad, but hang on a moment, Auto-trader is one very worthy and useful journal!

        • 109
          sockpuppet #4 says:

          yebbut its online now isnt it. no need to buy it ever again.

          • A Big Fat Baby says:

            Ah yeah Autotrader.

            I swear it smelled like old sump oil and the pages had an slightly greasy feel to them.

            You felt you’d been slightly ripped off by even buying it.

  18. 24
    nellnewman says:

    I never got the feeling that he was too interested in his Dad’s newspaper business. I suspect he has bigger fish to fry elsewhere.

  19. 25
    Shocked of Sheen says:

    Are the Met Officers, and the civil servants who took bribes for information to be charged?

    • 32
      Cressida's Big Swinging Dick says:

      You’re ‘aving a laugh! No chance, that’s perks mate.

    • 33
      Loungelizard says:

      Most of the public sector should be under house arrest by the end of next week.

    • 114
      pc smoggie says:

      Taking the bribes was the only way to obtain evidence. No chance, Sir.

      BTW

      Have you ever noticed, that members of the public seem to be getting older every day?

      • 126
        SO 19 says:

        “Have you ever noticed, that members of the public seem to be getting older every day?”

        Well only the one’s we haven’t shot!

  20. 29
    Historian of our Times says:

    Tus reminds me of his brother

    http://www.economist.com/node/4255447Like his brother before him

    Who abruptly left Citizen Murdoch’s Empire…could not take it

    Now James

    This is all very hendy

    When the shit hits the fan they can say “I was not aware of anything”‘…

    “Before my time”

    What a load of gangsters

  21. 31
    James Murdoch channeling his inner Charlie Sheen says:

    While I’m sitting in my mansion in New York, I’ll be thinking about how Pops will be paying the fine for the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, and how you won’t be able to extradite my sorry ass.

    WINNING!

  22. 35
    I don't need no doctor says:

    BBC are giving the announcement 24 / 7 coverage.

    • 44
      Bored British public. says:

      How fucking predictable.

      • 53
        BBC News editor says:

        “Thank all the deities of all the major and minor and alternative religions! What a terrible day we were having! I mean..we love unions and Labour. But we love the Olympics too! We’ve all got tickets to go. And all our families. And all our friends. And all our friends’ families. It was so difficult to report on.

        But now a story where everyone can see the evil villain. Hooray!
        Drop everything else and update the web page.
        Get Tom Watson out of the holding cupboard and onto air. And phone Chris Bryant! His number’s on the family and friends 10 favourites.

        And get the name of that horse!

    • 48
      annette curton says:

      Point of interest, how many people have ever ‘stepped down’ from the BBC?.

      • 80
        A Big Fat Baby says:

        There is only one recorded instance of someone ‘stepping down’ from the BBC: -

        Lord John Reith, (1st Baron Reith)

        He had to step down on account of his being dead for some years. The embalming process was not as succesfull as was hoped, and the smell in his office at Broadcasting House was becoming rather offensive.

        Despite bits of Lord Reith falling off from time to time, he still managed to sign expenses cheques with alacrity.

      • 81
        BBC Continuity Announcer says:

        The BBC apologises for the somewhat disjointed performance from Richard Bacon on this afternoon’s show. This is owing to the multiple orgasms being experienced by Richard following the announcement of the stepping down, from News International of the Devil’s spawn (sorry), James Murdoch.

        • 143
          Someone's telling fibs again says:

          I have just watched that supercilious sneering little knt Pesty say, with a completely straight face, that Sky was “the biggest broadcaster in the country”. I then changed the channel.

  23. 36
    Really? says:

    THIS should work better. It’s enough to make you sorry for the old Digger, really.

  24. 37

    Rejoice! Rejoice!

    “Where there is discord, may we bring felony. Where there is terror, may we bring our version of truth. Where there is private, may we bring state. And where there is Murdoch despair, may we bring rope.”

    The Guardian

  25. 41
    Steve Miliband says:

    Don’t worry, in 2 months time he will be re-launched as Jimmy Murdoch, Executive Chairman

  26. 46
    NEWSFALSE!!!Mr Len McCluckey, - THE VOICE OF UNION REASON – GOT THAT! says:

    I have just been in a brief intense re-education session wiv our esteemed Leader, Comrade MilliWit, accompanied by Brothers from the BBC and Grouniad.

    As a result, I have reformulated by earlier remarks and henceforth will :

    1. speak as though I have more than one brain cell
    2. adopt a reasonable tone
    3. ask the BBC what they think before going public
    4. share my thoughts with Comrade MilliWit
    5. try to pretend I actually care about my Members

  27. 50
    Historian of our Times says:

    Glad to see the I s r a e l i ambassador interfering in UK internal politics

    Perhaps he should telephone Bling Bling Blair to get him to do something about peace before the whole Middle East explodes !

  28. 54
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    So. James is “going to concentrate on expanding the international TV business.

    Not exactly out on his arse, then, is he!

  29. 56
    Tom Watson says:

    I’m going to celebrate by having a big dinner tonight. 984,415 Big Macs.

  30. 58
    Old Tory Bigot says:

    He’s a dead ringer for Herr Otto Flick in ‘Allo ‘Allo isn’t he?

  31. 59
    Horse pun says:

    I wonder if James Murdoch is hung like a horse?

  32. 61
    annette curton says:

    Pity we are not allowed to extradite any of them to Tree Press Bay.

  33. 65
    Dai says:

    chris bryant justy on sky, puckering his lips and trying to sound butch

  34. 66
    Jack says:

    Guido

    Can I refer to Brunei again

    I love this

    “The sultan’s biggest extravagance turned out to be his love for his youngest brother, Jefri, his constant companion in hedonism. They raced their Ferraris through the streets of Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital, at midnight, sailed the oceans on their fleet of yachts (Jefri named one of his Tits, its tenders Nipple 1 and Nipple 2), and imported planeloads of polo ponies and Argentinean players to indulge their love for that game, which they sometimes played with Prince Charles.” (Vanity Fair)

    The man has form

    “Come and join me on Tits ..I will send Nipple 1 to collect you…”

    It would suit Lord Mandelson I feel as an invitation…knowing he loves yachts…

    • 77
      annette curton says:

      Jefri?, that’s what happens when you give them a western education.

    • 144
      Broon eye? says:

      All true – and VERY old news. Jefri spent all the cash dragging Brunei into the late 20th century and as a result had to sell his yacht and lots of other things too. His name appeeers in the papers from time as time as he has yet to repay what a court ordered him to. Happy days in the ‘Land below the wind’.

  35. 71
    Bob Crow is a big fat baby says:

    boo hoo boo hoo

    if you don’t be nice to us we won’t dwive the twains

  36. 82
    Riggsy Brown says:

    Can’t help but think that this a typical Murdoch pull-up-the-drawbridge exercise designed to leave the actually-nondescript, malicious, corkscrew-haired bint to carry the can big time. Couldn’t happen to a more deserving individual.

    Only downside is serial chancer, Denis Macshane, popping up at every opportunity to pontificate and Tom Watson damaging any good work he once did by jumping onto every passing bandwagon.

    • 85
      A Big Fat Baby says:

      Oh McShame! What a revolting creep he is. I am going to stalk him and smother him with a well-filled Pamper nappy. Bastard!

    • 123
      A Passing Cynic says:

      If Watson jumped onto a real bandwagon it would collapse on broken wheels…

      • 145
        Lift operative says:

        Moreover, I don’t recall the slightest smidgeon of anything ‘good’ that Twatson ever did. He was gloating on the BBC World news today about NI. When is somebody going to take this creepy bar steward down for good?

  37. 86
    bergen says:

    It rather looks like the Murdoch Empire is going to be another classic three generational family business:

    Founded by Sir Keith

    Built up by Rupert

    Trashed by the kids.

    • 90
      News from Oz says:

      Correction

      Trashed by Rupert’s megalomania and gangster tactics

      • 102
        A Kick in the Graun says:

        Fuck me!

        If you want ‘megalomania and gangster tactics’ look at the Guardian.

        They are just better at hiding and looking all pious. Sanctimonious c’unts.

  38. 88
    News from Oz says:

    There’s trouble brewing down under

    Murdoch family overuling independent Directors etc

    http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/3676812.html

  39. 89
    Orgasms in Guardian Land says:

    HURRAH! HURRAH! and once again HURRAH!

    A scalp! A Murdoch scalp!

    Feel our righteous power! Phear the Guardianistas! Guido next!

    Ooh! I just cum.

    • 92
      WS Churchill says:

      Shurely co-conspiratores are not pro Murdoch now that it has been shown that News International (among others) used all manner of illegal measures to boost sales

      Shurely there should be some balance

      It is not a question of Murdoch versus the Guardian (which I personally do not like either)

      It should be a question of a decent law abiding Press

      • 95
        A Big Fat Baby says:

        It has been pointed out that I look rather like you.

        This information disturbs me.

      • 146
        Lift operative says:

        A nice thought. When we get a ‘decent law abiding government’ maybe we will get a ‘decent law abiding press’ too. Until then, let rip the dawgs of whooarr!

  40. 97
    dr. sipp says:

    police horse finaly in the hay dock

  41. 99
    The truth seeker says:

    Should I give a toss?

  42. 105
    What is he running away from? More shit to come? says:

    Newspapers are on their way out!

    • 110
      A Kick in the Graun says:

      Not until you can sit in the pub reading an iPad without looking like a completely pretenious knob.

    • 112
      Cynical-old-bag says:

      That’s why James is going to concentrate on their international TV business.

      I wonder if it’s the same business which was up for BSkyB?

  43. 116
    Bugler Bert says:

    Maybe Mandy will throw a party to celebrate Murdochs’ leaving; will he (she?) invite Morgan and Bryant [plus suitable rentboys........]

  44. 119
    The Dirty Rat says:

    I.m getting a bit tired of same old from BBC, Twatson, Lord Lard arse, etc. etc. etc. N.I this, N.I that. Murdock this Murdoch that. FFS GIVE IT A REST!

    When are we going to hear a bit more about MGN Ltd. – just to keep it balanced don’t you know.

  45. 122
    Dai says:

    that foul person harman has just commented on sky that millitwat is being bold and and fearless more than likely after seeing her gusset

  46. 129
    smoggie says:

    In a pissing contest between the Labour Party and News International who would you bet on?


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