Musical SpAds: Giles Kenningham to CCHQ

Eric Pickles’ door-kicking media SpAd Giles Kenningham is taking over the running of the CCHQ press operation for year while Susie Squire covers for Gabby Bertin’s maternity leave.

He’s good…

BBC News Runs Fake Palestinian Casualty Spin Footage

Have a look at this footage running on BBC News of a Palestinian “casualty” being carried away, apparently injured. Then keep watching:

See the whole package here. Lazarus has been found alive and well in the Holy Land!

UPDATE: This just in from a BBC spokesman:
To the best of our knowledge the pictures do not show any kind of ‘staged’ event – and were run in good faith. The footage shown by BBC News was edited from a longer sequence provided by the Reuters news agency in which the man in question is shown being lifted from the ground. He is then given attention at the roadside, before appearing later having recovered. We ran a shorter edit of those pictures, and would point out that some re-uses of our output by others online have compressed the sequence further. Steps have been taken to ensure any re-broadcast reflects the full sequence so that it is absolutely clear to our audiences. 

McAlpine Sues Sally First

Think they call that “making an example of someone”. You bet Sally is regretting be so flippant in her apology earlier in the week…

UPDATE:

http://twitter.com/SallyBercow/status/269100444561838080

Pizza IDF: Show Your Support For Freedom

Once Britain’s grannies knitted woolie hats and gloves for our boys in the trenches, nowadays modern technology means that you can give your support online to those fighting on the side of the righteous by simply clicking on a link.

Guido independently verified the last time the IDF were on the march, that this is a genuine way to show support for Israel’s front-line troops.

PizzaIDF.org organise the delivery of pizzas and Pepsi to troops risking their lives on the frontier of freedom.

Guidogram Going Out Shortly

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Quote of the Day

Richard Delingpole muses:

“I’m worried that Tories might split the UKIP vote in Corby election.”

Twitter Bitch Fight of the Week: Blanchflower v the Treasury

You know you’ve lost an argument when you threaten to consult your learned friends over a minor twitter spat.

Last night David Blanchflower, Gordon Brown’s favourite former appointee to the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee, had a meltdown his old friend would have been proud of:

Guido reminded Danny that, actually, he had made the unfortunate prediction:

If only…

Dave Lee Travis Arrested By Savile Cops

This morning it was reported that a man in his sixties has been arrested by police investigating the Jimmy Savile allegations.

Mark Williams-Thomas, the man who made the original ITV Savile documentary, reports that former BBC radio presenter Dave Lee Travis is the man the cops have taken in for questioning:

Developing…

Rompuy Rehashes Rebate Debate

Herman van Rompuy is not exactly making encouraging noises ahead of the EU budget negotiations next week. Not only does the EU council president’s trillion €uro proposal remain higher than the PM’s target of a real-terms freeze, but he also […]

Eddie Mair’s Finest Hour

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New Balls Please

Over the last year one of Ed Balls’ favourite lines has been to remind us that Britain was almost unique among our G20 friends in entering a double-dip recession. He gleefully twisted the knife in his conference speech, a […]

Ofcom Launch Investigation Into Newsnight and This Morning

It’s all kicking off in media world this morning…[…]



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Asim Quereshi, research director of CAGE, the British “independent advocacy organisation”, on Jihadi John:

“[He is] a victim… extremely kind, gentle, the most humble person… a beautiful young man”

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