May 21st, 2012

Mehdi’s Massive Promotion

Guido got wind last week that Mehdi Hasan had been sacked as Political Editor of the New StatesmanWhen we put it to him he exploded…

Well it now seems Guido was on the money and the Staggers were just being nice by not announcing his departure last week along with other internal movements. He’s bagged a massive promotion in both status and influence by joining the Huffington Post.  Guido just spoke to one of Mehdi’s fellow lefty hacks:

Lefty: Has he been fired?
GF: Well he’s going to the HuffPo, so you could put it like that.
Lefty: Oh god that’s worse than being fired. That’s worse than being dead.

Are they going to pay him?

See also: Mehdi is “The Commentator” and a chart of the New Statesman’s newsstand sales during the Mehdi era:


177 Comments

  1. 1
    You know it makes sense says:

    Pay him in cattle!

  2. 2
    JD says:

    Couldn’t have happened to a more deserving guy. First of many times, I hope.

  3. 3
    Press TV says:

    to be honest, we thought he was shit as well.

  4. 4
    The Lonely Goatherd says:

    No. Goats!

  5. 5
    bergen says:

    I doubt if anyone would have noticed seeing no-one reads it anymore.

    In his case, oh dear , what a pity, never mind.

  6. 6
    Hang The Bastards says:

    Couldn’t of happened to a NASTIER Tvvat…

    This man is utter filth and has no place in our society. He should fuck off and live in Iran.

  7. 7
    Only in the Graun says:

    Ha ha ha! This news gives me great joy.

    One down, fucking hundreds to go.

  8. 8
    Mehdi says:

    This is the perfect way for me to ensure I stay on the moral high ground.

    The workers at the New Statesman may look like people, but they are just cattle.

  9. 9
    JD says:

    Please can he get fired from Question Time, too? And every other broadcast anything?

  10. 10
    The Lonely Goatherd says:

    Goats are very popular in Iran I hear.

  11. 11
    Hang The Bastards says:

    Doubtless we will see this scumbag appear on every BBC news / political program.

  12. 12
    Only in the Graun says:

    Hardly. Now he’s on his uppers his fellow travellers at the Beeb will give him succour.

    Expect to see much more of Mehdi on the BBC commenting on just about everything.

  13. 13
    JH says:

    Whoever is behind this decision is obviously a giant racist.

    I say that with complete conviction, irrespective of any other factor in regards to Mr Hasan’s risible tenure at the publication.

  14. 14
    Hang The Bastards says:

    Well lets hope they stampede all over your sick left-wing Iran loving head

  15. 15
    Tuscan Tony says:

    Cruel – give him a spot as Neo’s bagman.

  16. 16
    Terrible But True says:

    Cripes, dilemma time at Aunty.
    Change the locks on his green room cubicle and get in the next New Statesmen ‘press spokesperson for the people’ (ABC ratings: six) pronto, or create a new role?
    I’m guessing the latter: “Our Man From Blogvana”.

  17. 17
    Medhi says:

    We know that keeping the moral high-ground is key. Once we lose the moral high-ground we are no different from the rest of the non-Muslims; from the rest of those human beings who live their lives as animals, bending any rule to fulfil any desire.

    I do however desire my old job back. Tricky one.

  18. 18
    Editor of the HuffPo says:

    I can confirm that although we are a lowly blot on the media / blog landscape, we have no need to recruit SCUM like Mendhi which will damage our already meagre fragile readership.

    Menghi has offered to do a few freebies, but that does not constitute a job. We will protect our standards at all costs.

  19. 19
    Iranquiry says:

    was Imadinnerjacket ever a kid ?

  20. 20
    Les Abbey says:

    Talking about people being in trouble Guido, is that girl Rachel Wolf who you defend so gallantly having a problem with her emails to your mate Gove?

  21. 21
    Hufferpuffers glee club says:

    lucky huffers….another twat bagged

  22. 22
    Only in the Graun says:

    “When he put it to him he exploded…

    That’s about par for a follower of the Religion of Peace is it not.

  23. 23
    Orange Jumpsuit says:

    Oooowww, get her!

  24. 24
    Goves pr team says:

    did he really catch her sitting on the copying machine ?

  25. 25
    Biʟʟƴ says:

    Tell me about it.

  26. 26
    Engel Burt Humps A Dink says:

    BBC upset musical legend in latest Panorama leftie shock scandal!

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/eurovision/9276789/Engelbert-Humperdinck-ambushed-in-BBC-stunt.html

  27. 27
    Andrew Efiong says:

    I really do enjoy watching Hasan’s downfall!

  28. 28
    JH says:

    So is REM

  29. 29
    Rh- says:

    couldnt have happened to a nicer person … and when I say nicer I really mean total knut

  30. 30
    Professor says:

    So what – I got wind last week!

  31. 31
    Allah says:

    I don’t care if he’s at the HuffPo, he’s still not getting his 72 virgins!

  32. 32
    I know you'll read this Mehdi says:

    Mediocre Hasan moves to the Huffington Paste?

    He’s sinking faster than the Titanic!

  33. 33
    maggie the dog says:

    They’ll still have on the BBC , pots and kettle’s

  34. 34
    Nom Dom Nom says:

    That’s another favourite removed from my bookmarks then

  35. 35
    Equal roights commissar says:

    Isn’t the problem with Medhi is that he’s the ‘coloured person who has a left wing opinion’ person that the BBC (or other leftist wankers) go to as a ‘commentator’ for ‘balance’ and letting ‘a coloured boy have his say’ even though:- i) he’s a tw@; ii) nobody could give a stuff what he thinks….

  36. 36
    Gregory Barker MP says:

    I hope you paid your carbon tax for that?

  37. 37
    geoffrey chaucer says:

    no — grotes !!

  38. 38
    Quisling says:

    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA !

  39. 39
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Mandleson giving evidence at Leveson.
    Is it on BBC News 24. NO.
    Leveson is just a platform for labour to deny involvement with Murdoch.
    Mandleson really is an obnoxious arsewipe.

  40. 40
    Steve Miliband says:

    Blowers; Welcome to TMS. That was a lovely ball by Swann.

    Hasan: No it wasn’t. It was patronising, overbearing, cutting to the right and it did not go nuclear. You are a tit for thinking it was a good ball when in fact it wasn’t. Who are you, what are you

  41. 41
    Mehdi says:

    The kaffar, the disbelievers, the atheists who remain deaf and stubborn to the teachings of Islam, the rational message of the Quran; they are described in the Quran as, quote, ‘a people of no intelligence’, Allah describes them as; not of no morality, not as people of no belief – people of ‘no intelligence’ – because they’re incapable of the intellectual effort it requires to shake off those blind prejudices, to shake off those easy assumptions about this world, about the existence of God.

    In this respect, the Quran describes the atheists as ‘cattle’, as cattle of those who grow the crops and do not stop and wonder about this world.

    I’m wondering how long my new job will last. Inshalla, there are some kaffars at the Huffington Post who showed the requisite level of intelligence to believe giving me a job was somehow a good idea.

  42. 42
    Headmaster says:

    “The Commentator” seems to be a r a c i s t z i o n i s t propaganda blog

    Who finances it?

  43. 43
    One in the Grauine says:

    Did anybody see the foul on Emre by Zhikora in the Fenerbahce vs Trabzon match two weekends ago . Full volley to the groin in mid flight. Emre putatively hospitalised . Ref considered it a 50 50 ball and merely gave Zhikora a yellow!!

    Metaphorically the same as what the MEEJA are doing to Hassan right now .

    Wish it was literal though …

  44. 44
    Marmite says:

    Made my day [hee hee] – sorry to so*nd childish, but it’s g**d to see the little r*t-bag descend into obscurity, where he belongs.

  45. 45
    Lord Stansted says:

    They should give him a science programme – he’ll be at home.

  46. 46
    Johann and Penny says:

    If he makes everything up he can join us at the Independent, we’re interviewing Joseph Stalin next week and Medhi can drive us to the gig.

  47. 47
    Marmite says:

    Well said.

  48. 48
    Peppers Ghost says:

    Comedy Gold :D

  49. 49
    The futile Twittering classes says:

    Good article for once in the New Statesman

    **http://www.newstatesman.com/books/2008/10/israel-jewish-zionism-jews

  50. 50
    BBC Labour Mong! says:

    His arse will be permanently stuck to a sofa on the BBC politics? Show which reeks of left wing pish!

  51. 51
    The futile Twittering classes says:

    http://www.newstatesman.com/books/2008/10/israel-j e w i s h-z i o n i s m-j e w s

  52. 52
    Joe says:

    Take a wile stab in the dark

  53. 53
    JD says:

    Love it. Didn’t see it, youtubing now and replacing whasisname with Hassan.

  54. 54
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Mandleson is in full selective memory action. He can only remember the good points about Brown and the bad points about Cameron.
    Mandleson is a liar.

  55. 55
    Duty Pedant says:

    Sack the Intern……

    When he put it to him he exploded…

    Should be – When we put it to him he exploded…

  56. 56
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    No need to. It comes from an entirely sustainable source.

  57. 57
    And the Oscar for the Bleeding Obvious goes to... says:

    I don’t need no doctor

    for…

    Mandleson is a liar

  58. 58
    Marmite says:

    Exploded aye? Is it on Youtube? Link p.l.e.*.s.e. Tar!

  59. 59
    No Shit Shirlock says:

  60. 60
    t says:

    Along with that fantasist Living Stone, at public expense

  61. 61
    Blowers says:

    Ah, some cake has arrived!

    Oh look! A big red lorry has just gone passed the gasometers!

  62. 62
    nellnewman says:

    Does anybody read the Huffpo?

  63. 63
    nellnewman says:

    Great fantasist isn’t he?

  64. 64
    Blowers says:

    What? The sofa stinks of piss or the show in general?

  65. 65
    Nom Dom Nom says:

    Big in the USA, noise level here.

    Bought by AOL (kiss of death) last year if I remember

  66. 66
    nellnewman says:

    Well I don’t know about all that religious stuff but the expression scraping the barrel’ comes to mind.

    Poor old huffpo must be really hard up for people who think they can write.

  67. 67
    The reigion of p e a c e (ROLF) says:

    And more than 10,000 P a l e s t i n i a n prisoners held without trial in the a p a r t h e i d State of I s r a e a l, among other things

    http://www.amnesty.org/en/region/israel-occupied-palestinian-territories/report-2011

  68. 68
    Raving Loon says:

    I bumped into Mehdi near Blackfriars once. I didn’t get to speak to him though because he was on his phone.

  69. 69
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Mandles emits a stupid when he is nervous or lying.

  70. 70
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    I have it on good authority that Arianna does, if she feels like it.

  71. 71
    I don't need no doctor says:

    I would first of all like to thank my wife and family, also the cast of fellow commentators. I just couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you once again from the bottom of my heart.

  72. 72
    Nom Dom Nom says:

    so that’ll be 24/7 then?

  73. 73
    Madoff Mandelson and his bent PR man says:

    I know what people say about me beggars belief

    But my philiosophy is to bugger belief like I buggered Britan with Tony’ help

    Now we are both becoming filthy rich and are all in this together

    BTW I amtyravelling and now and will acumulate hige wealth offshore like saint Tony

  74. 74
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    I come here for the good news and that’s what I get.

  75. 75
    Only in the Graun says:

    1) The expression is ROFL

    2) You are a c’unt

    3) Amnesty have gone from being a principled organisation to a bunch of lefty wankstains

  76. 76
    itv news says:

  77. 77
    I don't need no doctor says:

    That should read Mandleson emits a stupid laugh when he is nervous or lying. I was overcome by my Oscar award.

  78. 78
    And the Oscar for the slimiest politico says:

    Peter Mandlebrot for his leading role in ….

    Brokeback UK

  79. 79
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Why has Mandleson just choked to death on his lies?

  80. 80
    rick says:

    “…Quran describes the atheists as ‘cattle’….”

    I think you are confusing the Quran with the Talmud.

  81. 81
    gramma says:

    P.S. and H.C. in their blogging personas [Guido and NeoG] write in the third person hence ‘he’ and ‘they’. I and we suggests first person/s involvement, which when referring to Mehdi Hasan would be the equivalent of enjoying stepping in a cowpat.
    Distance is everything.

  82. 82
    Heart of Stone says:

    Depends if Shirley Williams has been on it.

  83. 83
    Heart of Stone says:

    Well, she looks at the pretty pictures, anyway.

  84. 84
    Now with wings says:

    Can’t be, she’s a Tena Lady.

  85. 85
    jgm2 says:

    the rational message of the Quran

    Hahahahahahaha. Ahahahahahaha.

    It’s on a par with Polly Tuscany declaring that socialists are more intelligent. Because she says so.

    Rational message? God talks only to lunatic cock-waving mass-murderer in his tent.

    Rational?

    Silly C*unt.

  86. 86
    Mr Gove AKA Pob says:

    a lowly blot on the media / blog landscape?

    If by that you mean it being part of the biggest blog on the planet with 54 million unique visitors a month

    UK edition gets around 4 million unique visitors a month, pissing all over Gweedo’s tractor stats

  87. 87
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    Excellent news. The Jiuce have the right idea, ayrebs are bad for your health. Ask anyone living among them.

  88. 88
    taC eht abbaJ says:

    Lol…that is so funny, couldn’t have happened to a nicer bloke.

    Are we taking bets on how long he will last at HufPo?

  89. 89
    Wee Willie says:

    Where’s the growth?

  90. 90
    Despeerate Dan says:

    Tony Blair’s speaking engagements have dried up and the world’s dictators and despots are no longer beating a path to his door. In order to pump some life into his trans-global money making machine and polish up his profile he has engaged the services of Megalomanics and Crooks R Us. He is available for a range positions – DG of BBC, Leader of the Labour Party (or any other party), Secretary General of NATO, Secretary General of the UN, Governor of the Bank of England or Archbishop of Canterbury.

  91. 91
    The Public says:

    With respect you didn’t bump into him hard enough

  92. 92
    ranter says:

    Who cares?

  93. 93
    Dr Seuss says:

    It looks like a pen1s only smaller

  94. 94
    Guido's Mossad handler says:

    Keep running your anti I s l a m i c propaganda Guido

    That way we can s m e a r all our “cousins” by association

    And anyone who attacks you is automatically a r a c is t

    Good job

  95. 95
    Desperate Dan says:

    The “Deputy Editor” of Huffpo sometimes reviews the papers on Sky. She’s badly cast in the role of journalist. She gives the impression that she’s just wandered in from a primary school staffroom and hasn’t had time to read the papers for the past couple of weeks.

  96. 96
    Duty Pedant says:

    Ah OK, so like someone saying ‘a Downing St source’ within actually saying Campbell then?

  97. 97
    Mr Gove AKA Pob says:

    a lowly blot on the media / blog landscape?

    If by that you mean it being part of the biggest blog on the planet with 54 million un.ique visi.tors a month

    UK edition gets around 4 million un.ique visit.ors a month, pissing all over this place

  98. 98
    Brass Eye says:

    hmm, isn’t it some of the commentators that could be accused of what you say rather than Gweedo?

    Dipshit

  99. 99
    Photojourno says:

    any chance we can get a photo of muhammad?

  100. 100
    Brass Eye says:

    Hi Medhi. Not started yet then?

  101. 101
  102. 102
    Nom Dom Nom says:

    but the demographics are crap in the UK, and soon to get worse.

  103. 103
    Hitler vs Hollande says:

  104. 104
    Fish says:

    Was he asked if he really did call Becky Brooks a c.unt when NI went with the Tories?

    Was he asked if Brown set out to ‘destroy’ NI (and whether he was sent round the studios as a demolition expert?)?

    Was he asked about Bliars personal relationship with Murdoch (and his trip to the Dead Sea)?

  105. 105
    NHS helpline says:

    yeah but shes still a dribbler

  106. 106
    Gordon Brown says:

  107. 107
    T Bliar says:

    I’m coming back to British politics. I need a few more million to keep Cherie’s credit card going.

  108. 108
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    Does anyone read the New Statesman other than left wing failures?

  109. 109
    SEO/PPC Guru says:

    And tell us about the clickthroughs Mehdi?

  110. 110
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    Williams has always been a dribbler. In fact her entire career was one tedious, though regretably damaging, dribble of political piss and nonsense.

  111. 111
    Engineer says:

    Yup. It’ll now be (even more) impossible to hear any Radio 4 programme without either Toynbee or Hasan as the regular pundit/expert/rent-a-gob (delete where inapplicable) spouting forth on everything from immigration to the growing of rhubarb.

  112. 112
    Engineer says:

    The BBC know all about Science. They read about it in one of the set books for their English Literature degrees.

  113. 113
    Engineer says:

    To quote Guido, “The position of sub-editor is blah, blah….”

  114. 114
    annette curton says:

    Re-invention tour of Abu Dhabi?.

  115. 115
    Engineer says:

    Being sacked by the Staggers is a bit like being forced into a lifeboat as the Titanic goes down.

  116. 116
    Hang The Bastards says:

    I think they have just read this blog and sacked the tvvat this afternoon.

  117. 117
    Abdul Basset al-Megrahi says:

    I told you I was ill.

  118. 118
    Hang The Bastards says:

    Not for long once the “Mendhi Effect” takes place

  119. 119
    Abdul Basset al-Megrahi says:

    I’m fine..thanks for asking.Its just a bit of tummy trouble.

  120. 120
    Laurie loves Owen says:

    remember to claim your benefits Mehdi … you’ll be earning so much less now

  121. 121
    Hang The Bastards says:

    Didnt realise Amnesty was still going, no fucker pays them any attention now.

  122. 122

    Mrs Quango does.
    Its on the AOL news feed.

    She says they have dome of the best horoscopes on the net.

  123. 123
    Meddling Hassan says:

    Maybe I shouldn’t have written that rather unfaltering biography of Ed Miliband.

  124. 124
    Sherrill Coal does the hokey c*key says:

    Mad innit!

  125. 125
    Hang The Bastards says:

    They can ask Mandy all the questions they want……. He’ll just lie.

  126. 126
    Meddling Hassan says:

    Is it the unions?

  127. 127
    Sundeep Hundal says:

    You’re all wacists and islamophobes who do I have to aspire to now?

  128. 128
    Old Perv says:

    Just read his first article, seems to being under some sort of pen name, I guess so that people don’t realise that what they are reading has been written by a complete and utter, nasty moron:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/rhiannon-lucy-cosslett/smoothgroove-camel-toe-visible-labia-line_b_1517616.html

    I have to say, I’m with the commentator who would like the labia to be more visible.

  129. 129

    Its silly I know. But I can’t get that Levesson / Brookes youtube of her signing LOL and Kelvin’s “The Sun”out of my head.

    Just to share the annoyance watch this

  130. 130
    Sherrill Coal does the hokey c*key says:

    Get down them pits lad!

  131. 131
    Media Police State says:

    I once had a roasted Goat in Cyprus. I also lived in a country that had pride in its political class doing the right thing. We invaded countries and stole their assets. It was a blatant show of influence and Power. Then came along the USA They had more clever way of building an empire. A bit of terror here and there a little bit of drug dealing here and there, We now live in a very confusing world where No one knows who is who and who did what. What I do know is the economic system that has supported the corrupt world has collapsed.

  132. 132

    Makes Sally Bercow look professional.
    I mean in a journalistic way.

    Sally always looks like a ‘professional.’

  133. 133
    just asking says:

    “When we put it to him he exploded…”

    Did he shout “allahu akbar” first?

  134. 134
    Old Perv says:

    I forgot to say, that was my first venture over to that site, I think the article above and the thousands of others on that site show quite admirably why none of the writers are paid for the output!

  135. 135
    There are always soup kitchens says:

    Yes, and Mehdi’s going to get paid.. in shirt buttons?

    If he’s lucky?

  136. 136
    Jimmy says:

    He does seem to be struggling to accept the position of blogs at the base of the media food chain. It’s not an uncommon phenomenon.

  137. 137

    If it isn’t about poisonous, evil CO2 it’s not science to the BBC

  138. 138

    Not at the HuffPo he won’t.

  139. 139

    How about would-be left wing failures?

  140. 140

    Not so much a dribble as a toxic spill. The demise of English education can be laid directly at her feet.

  141. 141

    Delete as appropriate:

    More spending/more subsidy/more immigration is the only possible answer. Higher taxes for rich people/bankers/public sector and more state intervention/regulation/taxation/compensation/or pensions, are necessary.

    All purpose cut-out-and-keep Radio 4 answer guide to any bbc question.
    If its James Naughtie presenting just read them all out and bask in his admiration.

  142. 142
    Old Curiosity Shop says:

    Has anyone actually seen Hasan’s Oxford degree or is it such that in a Post NuLiebor age, old habits die hard and it is not seen as acceptable to ask to see it!!

  143. 143
    annette curton says:

  144. 144
    JH says:

    Labour lost. Get over it.

    You’d love your favoured lefty rag to have a fraction of the influence of this site. Admit it.

  145. 145
    nellnewman says:

    unique as in read once and then never go back?

  146. 146
    Ivor Tapeworm says:

    Ooooh look! Gui do’s arbitrary meaningless ‘Trend’ line on a graph is back!

  147. 147
    Ivor Tapeworm says:

    The BBC website just rewrites the summaries from Nature and New Scientist. Badly.

    The only time the BBC get excited about ccience or technology is when they decide to hype the latest Apple press release.

  148. 148
    Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

    Don’t joke about DG of the BBC, Dan, please, don’t. It’s scary.

  149. 149
    fealties to alternate realities says:

    Media police state

    Firstly, what the hell are you on about?

    ‘Then along came the USA’

    How old are you?

  150. 150
    fealties to alternate realities says:

    Therein lies the reason they wouldn’t let him on the plane on Brillo’s show.

  151. 151
    fealties to alternate realities says:

    Not whilst they can keep reinviting coonts like Ken on HIGNFY.

    Saw the last 10 mins of it recently (first time in a while) and Hislop’s smiley and only benignly critical asides to the slimey one made me want to vom. The Eye isn’t what it once was, problem being Hislop’s too cosy with the Beeboids. They’ve paid for his kids to go through school after all.

  152. 152
    fealties to alternate realities (modbot revision) says:

    Not whilst they can keep reinviting c.unts like Ken on HIGNFY.

    Saw the last 10 mins of it recently (first time in a while) and Hislop’s smiley and only benignly critical asides to the slimey one made me want to vom. The Eye isn’t what it once was, problem being Hislop’s too cosy with the Beeboids. They’ve paid for his kids to go through school after all.

  153. 153
    fealties to alternate realities (modbot revision) says:

    Ah, it’s the Grand Muffti. Progressive Grauniad commenter, antifascist in jackboots and jimjams and goatficker supreme.

  154. 154
    fealties to alternate realities (modbot revision) says:

    Despite the US edition bigging-up loud the UK site? It’s chickenshit (free-range, organically fed from sustainable sources of course). Things might have been different had the real journalists not legged it out after they were expected to work for salted legumes and party medals.

    Lofty ideology is fine as long as someone else is paying you bills (vide B-B-C).

  155. 155
    Mars Attacks says:

    Well if they print summaries from New Scientist, they can neither fucking read nor assimilate the difference between fact and what some shirt lifter with a degree in “Meeja” studies on the BBC science dept. thinks it means!

  156. 156
    Marion the cat says:

    You missed out Pope.

  157. 157
    fealties to alternate realities (modbot revision) says:

    +1

    Amnasty, liberating Prisoners of Conscience and restoring their right to bomb the sh1t out of marketplaces and throw acid at schoolgirls.

    Chris Morris -‘what loveable scamps!’.

  158. 158
    fealties to alternate realities (modbot revision) says:

    Yeah right. There is a global sense of consternation at all those Talmud-inspired terrorists.

  159. 159
    The Great Tonybee of Tuscany says:

    http://www.newstatesman.com/books/2008/10/israel

    Back atcha! Rather like tying a lefty to a post and sh0oting him with a blunderbuss loaded with his own sh1te.

  160. 160
    Toynbee of Tuscany says:

    Headmaster

    With a Muslim as editor?

    If you spe@k with free conscience and self-enquiry, abhor relativism and designated victimhood, then you must be, by default, a western/zionist stooge. It keeps things in a simple manichean context so that leftist simpletons can assimilate it and perhaps become powerful activists and truth-to-power speakers -like meee!

  161. 161
    Archie says:

    Let’s just hope that we see and hear less of this odious twat and his obnoxious views. Perhaps he will get a job in America as he’s married to a Yank? They love left-wing Muslims over there……………………………NOT!

  162. 162
    Archie says:

    Groats?

  163. 163
    Master of Metaphore says:

    I humbly hand you my crown Sir!

  164. 164
    The Dartford Stabber says:

    Or with anything pointy enough

  165. 165
    Pundit Too says:

    “When he put it to him he exploded” – Does he talk to himself that often?
    Trend line on the graph has a poor start. Must do better.

  166. 166
    Pundit Too says:

    Rhubarb needs lots of manure. We practically lived off it in the 50’s – rhubarb I mean. Shit was everywhere else.

  167. 167
    socialism is a mental illness says:

    What IS on youtube is a ‘sermon’ by this imbecile, no film, but him screaming and crying and caterwauling about some ‘moment’. It is truly disturbing and his sanity must be in question, but the BBC think he is wonderful, which tells you more about the BBC than anything else.

  168. 168
    Pundit Too says:

    It should be that he is told all the lifeboats have left.
    Only the cold dark sea is left.

  169. 169
    BBC Viewer on a different channel says:

    Just been watching Al Jazeera documentary which proves conclusively that he was totally innocent – as we all knew anyway.

    Anyone looked at the Eyeranians (revenge for blowing an airliner out of the sky?)

  170. 170
    Andrew says:

    Maybe he will become a Labour MP next!

  171. 171
    My comment is awaiting moderation says:

    Never even heard of him.

  172. 172
    Rage Against the Politcal Elite says:

    I think it may be that the USA came along after the Second World War and started building its global empire

  173. 173
    Hanoi Hilton Guest says:

    You think calling them an apartheid state is going to create yet another wave of lefty trend outrage and activism? It’s all about words. Tory-led government. Omnishambles. Blah, blah, blah.

    Seen it all before. Vietnam. Jane Fonda. Fall of the Shah. Ayatollah Khomeini. South Africa. Peter Hain. Arab Spring. Blah, blah blah.

    Lefties need a cause. Then when they win the results are worse shit than before.

  174. 174

    Guido uses an odd definition of “exploded” if the following counts as explosion: “Simple question: are you a tit?”

    I would have thought this is nearer to the usual definition:

  175. 175
    Professor A.C Bradley says:

    I would have thought ‘Media Studies’ would have been the Beeb’s degree course of choice.

  176. 176
    Professor A.C Bradley says:

    Huffington Post UK is ranked 191 in terms of most visited websites…or should that be least visited.

  177. 177
    Professor A.C Bradley says:

    I want to see the following people on Question Time every single week:

    Johann Hari
    Medhi Hassan
    Owen Jones
    Polly Toynbee
    Dianne Abbot


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