December 12th, 2012

Times Up: Harding Out at Thunderer


Apparently Harding went at the request of News Corp and will stay at News International in a different role. Peston says John Witherow is coming over from the Sunday Times – no news yet on his replacement if so, but the Guardian say otherwise:


UPDATE: Harding’s statement:


  1. 1
    Hank the Cat says:


  2. 2
    Chutney Monkey says:

    d i a l

  3. 3
    The Murdoch Mob says:

    Press release

    We have to change all our top managers and editors very reguarly in case plod catches up with them. You have also noticed that no members of the Murdoch family have any executive positions in News International, for good reason.

    End of press release

  4. 4
    Hank the Cat says:

    To be honest I do not have a clue who John Withrow and James Harding are, but the one in the photo looks like an extra on the sweeney.

  5. 5
    History Man says:

    There used to be a newspaper called The Times but it’s gone away now.

  6. 6
  7. 7
    Pedantic sub says:


  8. 8
    Jack says:

    Is this guy a private investigator by any chance?

    he looks like one…

  9. 9
    Murdoch PR army says:

    This is intentional

    They have been promoted for fear that all their elders and betters will be arrested…

  10. 10
    Hank the Cat says:

    I think that tuscan polly should apply for the job

  11. 11
    The cast-ironing board says:

    Has Miller’s SPAD been sacked yet?

  12. 12
    The public says:

    They hid it behind a paywall. I have not seen it since.

  13. 13
    Relief says:

    He is a South African

    Trained by Reuters

    So hopefully better than the News of the World lot..

  14. 14
    Hello Gwido says:

    On humping leave I believe

  15. 15
    Janet Street Banger says:

    How about Tuscan Tony?

    Where is he nowadays?

    Drinking too much chianti perchance?

  16. 16
    Anonymous says:

    Per the Mail Rebekah Brookes got £11 million pay off from News International

  17. 17
    Butch Dave says:

    One million new private sector jobs! 800k of those new rentboys for the Cabinet.

  18. 18
    Hank the Cat says:

    Millers behaviour is the thin edge of the wedge

  19. 19
    Just asking says:

    It has been made clear to me…

    How does the Murdoch Mob do that?

    At the point of a FFF?

    Lawyer’s writ?

    Or simple threat?

    The message has clearly got thru’…

  20. 20
    Rebekah, Dave's closet advisor says:

    Crime pays with Uncle Rupie…

  21. 21
    ah! monika's moniker is a gonner says:

    St Andrew’s students beat ‘milking’ with ‘champagning’.

    A good spectacle if Dave was to do this at next PMQs

  22. 22
    Legal Beagle says:

    She should turn Queen’s evidence, lower her sentences and run off with the cash IMHO

  23. 23
    Bogeyman says:

    Mee neether. The only people I know who buy it, do so to look important.

  24. 24
    Medja student says:


    How much do the Times and Sunday Times lose please?

  25. 25
    Russian Oligarch (and his bent City solicitors) says:

    They might just survive if a status-seeking oligarch bought them…

  26. 26
    Anonymous says:

    The Times and Sunday Times actually make a profit do they, I bet Guido’s profit is many times greater

  27. 27
    Watcher says:

    You could stick to Le Monde.

  28. 28
    Alexandre says:

    One loss maker is quite enough.

  29. 29
    Leveson says:

    State funding is the answer.

  30. 30
    Anonymous says:

    No, they actually buy the Times to hide their actual paper eg The Daily Star or The Sun, there’s no tit and bum in the Times, perish the thought, maybe Rupee should think of a bit of mild titilation and more footy.

  31. 31
    Madame Defarge says:

    Anyone care to deconstruct?

    Was he pushed – or did he jump into a locked room with bottle of whiskey and loaded revolver?

  32. 32
    Anonymous says:

    in india … some gandhi is the same. she is the power.
    so rupert murdoch operates on a nod basis.
    he nodded the resig.nation throux.

    executive execute.
    someone has to nod too.

    this is the world of the privy council too. stuff gets nod thru.

  33. 33
    Anonymous says:

    You don’t think Ru-pee has payed all out do you, more like part now, part later when things have all been straightened up to Ru-pee’s liking

  34. 34
    Anonymous says:

    a world of money no object,

    if money is no object then what is?
    the idea of import.ance has been imported?
    do less.
    be more alive.

    11 million appreciations.
    sounds grand.

  35. 35
    Anonymous says:

    Capt’n Bob tried, sold it, Ru-pee bought it, not sold it yet!

  36. 36
    Prince Albert Bellend says:

    Davids Camerons is my left wing hero

  37. 37
    fitzfitz says:

    … its notable how increasingly irrelevant any news related to the Times has become. No longer close to being a newspaper of record, the grim little tabloid is confused and directionless.

  38. 38
    Brown out and pay me damages says:

    The Guardian is crap.

  39. 39
    David Cameron Is A Cunt says:

    See, even Rupert knows that the public have had enough of this left wing shit masquerading as the mythical modern “centerist” way.

    Now if we can just get that basic realisation into the thick heads of Cameron, Osborne and co then maybe, just maybe, we can see both the Conservative party and the Country start to rebuild and recover.

  40. 40
    The savant9.0 says:

    Why not rushbridger for the times

    It s in its. death throes so in his own inimitable fashion he can administer the coup de grace …. As he does so effectively little by little each and every day for the. grauniad.

  41. 41
    Smoot says:

    “Thunderer”?ROFLMFAO Wet frt morelike.

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