May 30th, 2012

Mirror and Sunday Mirror Editors Sacked

Tina Weaver and Richard Wallace have been removed from the building, according to staff there.

The Mirror and Sunday Mirror are merging into a seven day operation…

UPDATE: Current People editor Lloyd Embley is the new editor of the Mirror.

UPDATE II: Apparently Wallace was not even allowed back to his office to get his things. Unlike Sly Bailey, these two won’t be leaving their jobs £14m better off.

UPDATE III:


99 Comments

  1. 1
    Piss Organ says:

    Does anyone still read that rag ?

    • 20
      Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

      I do together with the Sun (for the girlie pics) and the Portsmouth News otherwise known as the Handycock News.

      • 56
        Gordon (I saved the World) Brown says:

        When will Piers be arrested?

        • 96
          Hang The Bastards says:

          When will they get rid of toerag Toilets Maguire ?

          • Plato says:

            Weaver & Wallace did not keep up with the news!

            Fancy getting surprised like that.

            Does not say much for their information gathering skills.

    • 61
      Sir William Waad says:

      Yes, I believe there are still some folk who keep racing pigeons, put brown sauce on their chips and say “Eigh up, mother, ‘appen I’ll go to foot of stairs!”

      • 82

        I toook my cat t’ vets today ta be neutered.

        Is it a Tom?

        Nay, I’ve just said ‘avent I, it’s at foooking vets!

        • 83
          Living in 98 percent white Merseyside says:

          Of course local dialects have almost disappeared from “The Beacon of Is-lam”.

        • 84
          Living in 98 percent white Merseyside says:

          Of course local dialects have almost vanished from “The Beacon of Is-lam”.

        • 99
          Madme Defarge says:

          God I haven’t heard that joke for decades but the final line was “No I brought it wi me” when I was living up t’north.

  2. 2
    Sizzla says:

    Bald men fighting over a comb. They’re finished.

    I suspect Kevin Maguire will work for the Huffington Copy and Paste by the end of the year along with the irritable Mehdi Hassan.

    • 6
      Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

      Toilets wouldn’t get a job in charge of a public urinal.

      • 22
        BBC News says:

        We’re looking for a head of political news.
        Kevin seems eminently suitable on so very many levels.

  3. 3
    Neville Thurncoat says:

    I’m free, for how much longer, I don’t know !

    • 67
      Fish says:

      I was mightily amused to see Wallace’s Leveson appearance, in particular his denial of phone hacking at the Mirror.

      I have searched the web to find a replay but all of those posted on-line end very abruptly, immediately after the denial…but before his body language kicks in.

  4. 4
    Tuscan Tony says:

    Only a matter of time before the merger of the Daily Star and Fawkes Incorporated.

    You heard it here first.

  5. 5
    Andrew Pierce says:

    Communist cluster-f**ks.

  6. 7
    misterned says:

    And Tom Watson not crowing about more red-top scalps???

    The whole leveson thing has been jumped on by the left and turned into a vendetta against one part of the media. Funny how they ignore the wrong-doing in the rest of the left leaning media.

    • 17
      "Let justice be done though the heavens fall." says:

      Only a matter of time….if you push a rock downhill you’ll find that before it gets to the bottom all in its way are swept away. Nobody will emerge from Leveson be they politicians current or ex or newspapers whoever they are or media be they state owned or privately owned unscathed….Cameron pushed the nucleur option when he set up Leveson and he didn’t even realise he had done so……………

      • 45
        Anonymous says:

        I hope all the luvvy whingers also get their come uppance, and their odious lawyer, Lewis !

  7. 8
    Bloke passing by says:

    But the Mirror is shit.

    Much prefer the Star on sunday

  8. 9
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    “Toilets” must be due for a flush then ?

  9. 10
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    O?T COULSON Has been arrested in Scotland !

  10. 14
    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    The Mirror and the Guardian are both totally fucked, I reckon both will be just about gone within 12 months.

    • 77
      will says:

      sorry but you are wrong the mirror yes because of its pension deficit it may need to merge with the yourshire post group, but the guardian has a trust fund and extracts money via autotrader so no joy their and i bet they would close the observer down and replace it with a 7 day guardian operation

      • 80
        Lefty fucktard says:

        I think the fact that the Guardian barely scrapes 200’000 readers is because it is so exclusive – we can’t all be opinion formers you know. In fact I think the less readers it has, the more it should be allowed to define the discourse surrounding our culture and government policy.

        Also, public sector workers should naturally be paid more because they are more highly qualified than all those thick people in the public sector. Some of their liberal arts degrees required over 5 hours a week of study, so they should be justly compensated by the taxpayer.

        I am thrilled that Cameron feels he has to bend over backwards to appease the likes of me, when I have no intention of voting for him anyway. It really does suit me down to the ground.

        • 94
          Pot and Kettle Ltd says:

          BBC World TV paper review this morning highlighted the Grundian berating our lovely Christine for not paying tax on her IMF salary. Whoda thunk it?

  11. 15
    Tooth fairy says:

    Where The Sun shines a path The Mirror ehhhh well …. mirrors

    • 19
      SAS NOT !!! says:

      errrrrrrr along with The Times, Express, and The Sunday Star

      • 28
        SAS SNOT !!! says:

        I shout at Blue toilet duck !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • 66
        Sir William Waad says:

        Up here the Loamshire Clarion has kept pretty much out of the mire, although it’s said that their ace reporter (Sally Belcher) is a terror for reading documents upside-down on other people’s desks.

  12. 16
    SAS NOT !!! says:

    So what !!!!

    At least they are not all on Bail

    Tommy Sheridan…The Revenge….COME ON !!!!!!!!!!!!

    • 29
      SAS SNOT !!! says:

      How do you turn the exclamation mark off on a lap top!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • 38
      Anonymous says:

      I thought sheridan was as guilty as hell?

      • 48
        SAS SNOT !!! says:

        NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He’s LAYBORE SO IS AUTOMATIKALY INNECENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. 18
    Disgruntled Sheffielder says:

    You couldn’t make it up this morning.

  14. 21

    Spain repеating Ireland’s mistake?

    http://tinyurl.com/c9h4mk2

  15. 24
    SAS NOT !!! says:

    Another bad week for The Cock and Gidders.

    Andy Cockson will sing like a canary…oh dear !!!!!!!

    At least my fine for putting the bins out early has fallen by £40……26 months and Dave is already out of ideas.

    • 33
      Frank's son says:

      Does Ed’s blank sheet of paper sound like he has ANY ideas?

      • 43
        Loungelizard says:

        Every sensible policy Ed has had is on that sheet of paper. It’s the sum total of his thought process.

        • 46
          Nom Dom Nom says:

          If you could paint a picture of Ed’s thought process I would imagine it would just be a beautifully solid blue sky with a solitary bird flying somewhere in the distance.

      • 55
        SouthEastVoter says:

        Beginning to think a blank sheet government is a good idea. Does not spend any money and does not steal any from me either.

        • 60

          Just because Ed hasn’t published any ideas doesn’t mean that his union puppet-masters haven’t got a very long list.

        • 64
          Loungelizard says:

          It’s what goes on behind the blank piece of paper that should scare the bejaysuss out of you.

        • 74
          SouthEastVoter says:

          Not for Ed or any of his cohort. More no goverment and let everyone get on with our lives

    • 49

      And your new ideas, beyond ridiculing everything the “Nasty Tories” do or don’t do, is….. do the same with more exclamation marks.

      Aimed at your level, from the cartoon film “Ratatouille”:

      “In many ways, the work of a critic is easy. We risk very little yet enjoy a position over those who offer up their work and their selves to our judgment. We thrive on negative criticism, which is fun to write and to read. But the bitter truth we critics must face, is that in the grand scheme of things, the average piece of junk is probably more meaningful than our criticism designating it so.”

  16. 30
    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    The new editor of the Mirror highlights its key selling point

  17. 33
    bin police says:

    Even Socialist newspapers realise the sensibility of disposing of their rubbish on the correct day.
    Spare a thought for poor old Lev. Even Cable not stepping on the bandwagon of making NI the sole scapegoat.

  18. 37
    Nom Dom Nom says:

    It’s a good day to incinerate ‘bad news’

  19. 39
    Raving Loon says:

    It wouldn’t surprise me if in a few years time we the BBC being really blatant in their bias. We’ll probably have Hassan, McGuire and Toynbee heading up the news desk. I can see it happening and it makes me cry a little inside.

    • 52

      …with Abu Qatada as the DG?

    • 54
      Polly Pot says:

      I’ll only do it if I can call it in from Italy. I’m not getting any younger,smarter or prettier.
      And i might not even bother with that. I fancy stripping naked and lying by the pool, sipping a kir royale and reading the shares page of the Times.

      My golden pension pot is almost overflowing now those evil capitalist investments have done so well.

  20. 57

    Any connection between the Mirror Groups Monday of the Long Knives and Leveson getting warmer is purely in the minds of the eternally .optimistic

  21. 58
    Sir William Waad says:

    So they’ve got to the Ws at last?

  22. 59
    Socialism Ate My Future says:

    Is it a preemptive strike before the Mirror eventually ends up in the Leveson Bliar love den?

    Pure hyperbole on my account.

  23. 65
    SAS NOT !!! says:

    THE END IS NIGH BLUE NOSES.

    Prosecution “””Did you ever or at anytime pass hacked information on to Dave, or act on requests from Tory HQ to acquire information ”””

    Andy C “”Can I plead the fifth””

    Prosecution “”errrr no“”

    OH DEAR !!!!!!

    • 71
      Sir William Waad says:

      You’re on exam leave to do revision! Now switch that thing off and get back to “Roald Dahl – Social Commentator?”

    • 78
      will says:

      well it not over until a jury convicts to hang tight this could get messy and if coulsen going down i bet he will take a lot of others with him from the labour press as well

  24. 72
    Cluster and Fuck litigation attorneys says:

    CEASE AND DESIST NOTICE

    I represent my client, the artist formally known as Ponce who has since changed his name to !!!
    As such my client owns the intellectual property as well as all image rights to the !!! device.
    You have breached the copyright law by your persistent use of the !!! logo

    PS as one lawyer to another piece of naval lint, the UK doesn’t have a 5th amendment

  25. 73
    Marie_Kent says:

    Dumbed down socialist rags for dumber socialist illiteratiae.

  26. 75
    Penfold says:

    Nothing like getting in your defence first.

    Are Trinity Mirror clearing the decks prior to Knacker of the Yard feeling some collars?

    We are all pretty certain that hacking was across the board, and hints about increasing the present scope have been made.

    • 79
      will says:

      All the press were at hacking some more than others. i think the news international were doing it more than others. what about the telepgraph and expenses claims. what about all the leaks the guardian gets on government policies. What about Robert Preston and the run on northern rock. as i have said be careful ehat you wish for as this could get very messy. Some of the other organisations do not have deep pockets as news international

  27. 76
    Henry Crun says:

    Taxi for Maguire!!

  28. 85
    David says:

    Serious question: if an office summarily dismisses an employee, escorts him from the building and refuses to allow him to collect his possessions, what can he do about it? Especially these days he might have left something valuable there, like a computer of his own. Can he call the police and make a report for theft?

    • 95
      Pot and Kettle Ltd says:

      Ask one his mates to bring his things down …. or bawl his eyes out?

  29. 87
    The Mirror Cracked says:

    Two hoons about to be replaced by another two hoons. No one is reading their tripe anymore.

  30. 88
    Timon of Athens says:

    All a bit rushed? Some cover up, perhaps? Trinity know something is about to be blown wide open?

  31. 89
    Josiah Bartlett says:

    Two editors jobs merged into one, both current editors escorted immediately off the premises. Yet they have been made redundant?

    Surely they should have been given notice and allowed to apply for the one remaining job?

    That’s a couple of good cases for employment lawyers.

  32. 90
    The Ghost of Sean Hoare says:

    When are they sacking the c*keheads who work for The Mirror?

  33. 92
    The Ghost of Sean Hoare says:

    They won’t squeal. They are up to their neck in the Brown stuff!

  34. 93
    Tam Sherrydone says:

    I worked for the Mirror that’s why I knew I was being hacked. They were all at it!

  35. 97
    Bullying Cowards says:

    They are bullying, exploitive, destructive cowards.


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Rashida Manjoo is a part-time professor of law at Cape Town University in the totally non-sexist country of South Africa (otherwise known as Rape Capital Of The World).

Mrs Magoo has been wandering around with her notebook and is appalled by the sexist “boys’ club” culture here, apparently.

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