January 15th, 2013

Guardian Goes Under

Guardian CEO Andrew Miller has just announced to staff that they are going under and launching an Australian version sponsored by shadowy antipodean billionaire Graeme Wood. The on-line entrepreneur was investigated in a political corruption case in 2011 after giving the largest ever political donation in the country’s history: $1.6 million to the Greens. Guardian Deputy Editor Katherine Viner is being transported as the “losing ten pounds a minute” pom. Another rival of Ian Katz conveniently cleared out of the way…


  1. 1
    Kebab Time says:

    I am sure it will be a success………….

  2. 2
    Tuscan Tony says:

    Ooohhh, you tease.

    • 71
      Peter Grimes says:

      The arsewipe Guardian is to get its own Uncle Rupie, eh!

      Well I never! If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em!

  3. 3

    Great, another lefty vanity project.

    • 24
      Anonymous says:

      Yeah..one, as opposed to the multitude of ‘Righty’ ones endorsed by News Corp, Mail Trust, Telegraph group etc.

      • 38
        Archer Karcher says:

        Err, I think you will find the ones you named actually make a profit and have a readership. Unlike the un-read and unreadable Guardian, which exists purely as a lefty, elitist, vanity crutch.

      • 39
        CarryHole is a Dismal Hunt says:


        Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp has reported a sharp rise in profits

        Here that word… Profit. That’s why it’s not a vanity project.

  4. 4
    Shire Tory says:

    There is a God

  5. 5
    hank the cat says:

    If they print the same crap in Aussie as they do here,will be intresting to see if the Aussies will buy it

  6. 6
    Polly resplendant in her budgie smugglers says:

    G’day I shall be looking for a house in Cairns I think

  7. 7


    the ultimate pay out on vanity publishing!

    Will it be a News Paper or just a self indulgent political scam like The Guardian in The UK?

    Sounds like it will be like here and just a media toy of a rich and irresponsible individual.

    Only a fool would invest in the dead tree industry in the face of technology and the fast vanishing market so it can not be an investment just a self indulgence for a man with more money than sense on an ego trip.


  8. 8
    Titanic Captain says:

    Anybody care to help move some deck chairs?

    • 46
      Sinking Feeling says:

      First Mate Cameron: Yes I can help, we need some more deck chairs over there on the left of the deck.

      First Mate Miliband: No, no, no, we need far more deck chairs over on the far left of the deck.

      First Mate Clegg: You’re both wrong, we need to put all our deck chairs on the S.S. Espew. If we lash them all together, we may stop her from going down.

  9. 9
    hank the cat says:

    Mind you Sydney is stuffed to the gunnels with benders

  10. 16
    BBC says:

    *claps hands* We can advertise for our foreign staff here

  11. 17
    Operation Crossbow says:


    Those nasty white posh boys from Oxford hey BBC?

  12. 18
    Sandra in Accounts says:

    Why would anyone invest in a failed / failing brand & product with limited market appeal?

    • 22
      Loan Notes says:


    • 23
      Jimmy says:

      A stuck up little englander racist bigot like you needs to ask?

      • 28
        Anonymous Coward says:

        Get (and use) your own moniker or are you to much of a bed wetter?

      • 29
        Sandra in Accounts says:

        You are on fire today Jimmy – devastating repartee, incisive, original.

        I may as well just relinguish all independent thought & belief in the face of the sheer magnificence of your intellectual insight.

        • 55
          Kamar, Akhtar, Anjum, Assad, Mohammed, Bassam, Mohammed, Zeeshan and Bilal says:

          If they’re brown, he’ll go down.

      • 36
        Jimmy the Dhimmi says:

        Said the pathetic wee nondescript.

      • 43
        CarryHole is a Dismal Hunt says:

        Sorry Sir, But your Race card provider says that it’s massively overdrawn and we’ll have to keep it.

    • 33
      Casual Observer says:

      Will be interesting to see how it flies down there. Not sure if compatible with a social diet based on Vegimite and a dislike of abo’s.

  13. 27
    Tax is theft says:

    You rotten sod Fawkes – you got my hope up..

    • 30
      Bunting Salesman says:

      I know, I nearly booked me and the wife a round the world cruise. Good job I read the actual piece (unlike Kebab)

  14. 31
    Calamity Clegg says:

    It’s long been a truism that the Liberal Democrats are the most devious party in British politics. Dirty tricks and underhand methods are their stock-in-trade at elections, as bruised and battered Tory and Labour candidates will testify.

  15. 34
    Sunny Jim says:

    Bugger – at first I thought that this rag had finally tanked…

  16. 42
    Sir William says:

    I think they’ll find it tough to compete with The Age.

  17. 49
    Anonymous says:

    When the BBC read out the announcement about the Observer “withdrawing from publication….. the Julie Burchill article about transexuals” I was convinced that they were going to announce the end of the print edition. Surely its only a matter of time though – no point owning a vanity mouthpiece if no-one is reading its output?

  18. 52
    Red Egg Millitit... says:


    Guess where the offenders originate…. ??

  19. 65
    keredybretsa says:

    Australia might be a little too hot for these leftie poms!

  20. 67
    ǝǝquʎoʇ ʎllod says:

    ˙pǝsnɯɐ ʇou ǝɹɐ ǝʍ

  21. 69
    The BBC says:

    We buy as many copies as we can, perhaps a licence fee increase would help.

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