August 23rd, 2012

Matt Chorley to Become MailOnline Political Editor

Guido has learned that the Sindy‘s political correspondent Matt Chorley is jumping ship to become the first Political Editor of the MailOnline. Chorley has confirmed to Guido that he will start his new job on September 10, just in time for party conference season. The Sindy gets 120,000 odd readers and the MailOnline has some 5.3 million visitors a day. Quite a step up…


  1. 1
    Plato says:

    Possibly not all the 5.3m read the political coverage?

  2. 2
    Barbie says:


  3. 3
    Polly says:

    Redistribute those readers so people will read the Guardian!

  4. 4
    Jordy Lake says:

    5.3 million readers a day, with the vast majority looking at the pictures and around 18 reading the politics.

  5. 5
    Kokotoni Wilf says:

    Never heard of him. Still, I look forward to all those “Fury” headlines with his face on the byline below.

  6. 6
    smoggie says:

    Quite so, we log on for the daily updates on Kim Kardashian’s humongous arse.

  7. 7
    Grumpyoldpoliceman says:

    He looks old enough to be a teenager!

  8. 8
    Grigory Yevseevich Zinoviev says:

    can’t be too demanding – Mail political editing

  9. 9

    Whilst in discourse, Plato, I just love the continuing pretentious fusion between philosophy and football: Michael Laudrup says Swansea’s philosophy attracted him to Wales. BBC this time but they all do it.

    I wonder if it was the Categorical Imperative of Kant that clinched it?

    Or the Dialectical Contradiction of Hegel, perhaps?

    Perhaps it was the Primacy of the Concrete Particular Individual over any Systemisation of Reality according to Kierkegaard?

  10. 10
    Stuart Kutner says:

    wot about the great family of News of the World readers?

  11. 11
    Immanuel Kunt says:

    Philosophy is for air-headed retards.

  12. 12
    Tarquin Octopus says:


  13. 13
    Kayne West says:

    I resemble that remark

  14. 14
    Owen Jones says:

    He looks younger than me!

  15. 15
    Phillipe Flop says:

    I start with the Politics but end up looking at the pictures!

    That’s why mailonline is doing well.

  16. 16
    Sophy's Ridge says:

    I bet the tossers never had his hands on a lathe or seen the inside of a factory.

  17. 17
    AC1 says:

    How to write a DailyWail article

    %MurderVictim% lived in %houseprice% house.

  18. 18
    Sreknaw says:

    me too

  19. 19
    Mornington Crescent says:

  20. 20
    Mornington Crescent says:


  21. 21
    Ed Fest? says:

  22. 22 says:

    That’s 15 more than the Guardian then.

  23. 23
    Sreknaw says:

    Careful when you park you blind old trout

  24. 24
    Sreknaw says:

    Somalian asylum seekers!

  25. 25
    Aunty Matter says:

    I hope he’s done his research into Cheryl Cole and Kim Kardigan then.

  26. 26
    Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

    The Mail… Reminds me of the Dilbert cartoon where Dilbert gives the pointy haired boss an Etch-a-sketch and tells him to turn it upside down and shake to reboot it. How do journo’s under 75 at the Mail relate to their typical readership?

  27. 27
    Aunty Matter says:

    Why the fuck is this site modding people for saying C H E R Y L C O L E ?????????????????????

  28. 28
    Taxfodder says:

    Mail Online….ah yes, that would be the gutless jobby that moderates out online comment it does not agree with or might piss off the owner.

    Only gullible mugs of like mind read it regularly.

  29. 29
    statist says:

    Arbeit Macht Frei?

  30. 30
    Chinese Person says:

    I like the spate of articles about my own country that’s started appearing. Conquer new markets and all that stuff…

  31. 31
    Non Redtop reader says:

    Sounds very sensible to me,

  32. 32
    anon says:

    er…off topic?

    but most probably the C o l e bit as in H arr y C o l e

  33. 33
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    Matt Chorley = thick lefty eco-loon.

  34. 34
    Non Redtop reader says:

    Actually, it’s one of the few places now where most comments are published, and unregistered readers get the opportunity to rec. or negatively rec. them. When they aren’t published, it’s usually because the site is overloaded. Many articles are unmoderated and only overload and the mods going off for breaks is the reason for non publication.

  35. 35

    I object most strongly to being called air-headed.

  36. 36
    Anonymous says:

    Like here then!

  37. 37
    Aunty Matter says:

    Why is H*rry C*le really Tweedy in drag then?

  38. 38
    Taxfodder says:

    So says the “Mail Online”

    Others know different!

  39. 39
    C.P. Snow says:

    Are you posting from your lathe in a factory then? What has touching metalworking machines or visiting a factory got to to with some journo who’s a lot more successful than you’ll ever be.

  40. 40
    ed martin says:

    nah mate – it was ‘is cultured left foot

  41. 41
    Cock In The Hand says:

    Whatever you think of Ms Harman, using a hashtag isn’t blind or illiterate. I’m struggling to see the point of this post

  42. 42
    Taxfodder says:

    Actually the Online Telegraph goes one better it happily prints bollocks but quite often won’t allow comments on the more sensitive items…they think we have not noticed….FAIL!

  43. 43
    Arbeit Macht very tired says:

    When the nutty Norwegian shot other Norwegians, the Telegraph was full of posts defending his actions. The Telegraph is the sociopathic Nazis paper of record.

  44. 44
    Pundit Too says:

    But will Chorley leave his left wing credentials at the door?
    Or is the DM revamping itself to be more left wing?

  45. 45
    Peter Mendelscum says:

    looks twee in drag probably

  46. 46
    Never believe the press says:

    So another lefty get’s a very influential job at a “conservative” publication. Mind you, backs-up what I’ve long suspected, that the Mail’s editorial staff are closet left-wingers ranting away as charactured right-wingers, so that Radio 4 can ridicule them.

  47. 47
    what did they expect? says:

    twisted crazy naz1 extremist he may have been, but his logic was sound enough, even if psychotic and murderous. Socialist facilitators of destruction of indigenous cultures, perhaps, some may say, had it coming.

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