January 18th, 2013

Suzanne Moore Compares Phone Hackers to Paedophiles

In the red corner: under-fire friend of the Brazilian transsexual Suzanne Moore and free speech advocate and lefty man of letters Nick Cohen. In the yellow corner: failed LibDem politician Evan Harris and Goldsmiths College press-hater Natalie Fenton. Last night Soho Skeptics played host to the B-list Leveson debate.

Moore was the woman people had come to see, and she received a rapturous welcome. The assortment of Leveson lovers in the audience soon changed their minds when she launched a staunch defence of the free press however. Moore strongly hinted that her time at the Guardian could be up following events of the last week, denouncing Comment Is Free as a “failed experiment” and ridiculing bosses for criticising her combative Twitter style. And that wasn’t her only comment that had lefty luvvies spitting out their white wine:

“This reminds me of pornography. Child pornography is already illegal, phone hacking is already illegal. What we are talking about is giving politicians more power over what we can and can’t see. At a time when trust in politicians is at its lowest ever, why on earth would we do that?”

A noble point, albeit colourfully expressed…


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    A spokesperson for Guido Fawkes says:

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    Chat up line says:

    Is that an 8′ clitoris or are you just pleased to see me.


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    BBC rehashes old news....Very Old News says:

    G’day Bruces. I put on the BBC news to catch up on the Snow and the gas workers in Algeria. But all they were wanking on about was how Lance Armstrong won all his races because of drugs but that is hardly news when all of use were aware of that donkey’s years ago.


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    Rip Van Winkle says:



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    Multi-tasking Dave. Not! says:

    Odd how Dave can’t give a speech because other important things are happening. Imagine where we would be now if Churchill had the same problem.


    • 51
      Brenda says:

      Dave & Co are over exaggerating the scale of the Algerian incident purely so that the fucker can get out of the EU speech.
      The best thing one can say about Dave is that he is a weak incompetent shit.


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        Mail...Dave's new Afghanistan Campaign ?? says:

        The fact is that the Algerians were NEVER going to let the SAS or the US Special Forces anywhere near their territory so it’s no use going on about it. The Algerians were determined to wipe out the terrorists who have been a thorn in their side for some time whatever the costs and a few westerners getting in the way and hand wringing from western governments was never going to stop them.

        It’s also unlikely that there will be any diplomatic repercussions either as Algeria is needed for operations in Mali if only to allow jets refuelling and fly over rights


      • 69
        Con Artists says:

        Unlike Tesco burgers, he is guaranteed 100% shit, weak and treasonous. The man is beyond a joke.


      • 74
        David Camerong says:

        Hey, it’s snowing too you know, I think staying in bed is a much better idea.


      • 80
        Fishy says:

        What a thick ignorant twat you are Brenda.


      • 84
        Anonymous says:

        Lets be honest, he is a bl**dy genius compared to Ed Milliband, did you hear Ed on the today prog yesterday ? even having Noughtie interviewing him he was a total Muppett!


    • 52
      The BBC never loses a chance to slg off the Coalition says:

      Churchill didn’t have 24 hour rolling news staffed by pro-Labour lefties though did he spinning against the government


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    a non says:

    Disappointed that Neo was just the backroom guest on QT yesterday.
    Obviously his wild thatch and Brazilian Stringvestite appearance was not conducive to the health of the viewing public.


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    Nick Clegg says:

    If we do not start building millions of garden homes in the English countryside now we will not be ready for the 7 million Romanian & Bulgarian Lib Dem & Labour voters when they arrive in 2014.

    My saviours.


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      Eric Pickles says:

      Thats the Tory plan as well. These people will be small business owners – pickpockets and prostitutes, all working hard for their families.

      What is more Conservative than that?


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        INCOMING... says:

        Don’t forget the lovely musical dancing bears that will also arrive


      • 63
        Benny Fitz-Clements says:

        Keep the noise down. I’m trying to get some sleep. Pay your taxes.


      • 76
        The Cabinet says:

        And stealing, mugging and pickpocketing is a very efficient way of income redistribution to achieve our socialist aims, if executed in suifficient volume.


    • 41
      One-term Dave, dragging the Tories to their grave, says:

      No more than 13,000 will arrive.

      I give you a cast-iron guarantee.

      (I’ve got the real figure, but it’s scary, so I’m not going to tell you what it is.)

      Toodle pip!


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      One-term Dave, dragging the Tories to their grave, says:

      I give you a cast-iron guarantee: not more than 13,000 will arrive.

      (I’ve got the real figure, but it’s scary, so I’m not going to tell you what it is.)


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      One-term Dave says:

      I give you a cast-iron guarantee: not more than 13,000 will arrive.

      (I’ve got the real figure, but it’s very scary, so I’m not going to tell you what it is.)


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      One-term Dave says:

      I give you an unbreakable cast-iron guarantee: not more than 13,000 will arrive.

      (I’ve got the real figure, but as it’s very scary, I’m not going to tell you what it is.)


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      R Soul says:

      Time to give planning permission to two storey garages in the leafy back gardens of London.


    • 97
      Handycock Immigrant Trafficker says:

      Quite right Nick, my boys are already building blocks of flats for them in Portsmouth, which I have personally arranged the planning permissions for, with the usual donations being made to me and the Party. Send them all to Portsmouth, they are very welcome and me and my boys continue to get very, very rich. Boaz.


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    Cobra Cameron says:

    I sound like a super hero don’t I?


  9. 15
    Anonymous says:

    Never really understand the phrase loony left until I watched the Guardian implode over trans rights.


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    Music to top yourself to says:

    Please Please Please


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    hank the cat says:

    ++++Breaking News+++++
    Cameron has spoken to the Algerian goverment the situation is ongoing and fluid. There is a spark of hope though, the Algerian Goverment will consider proposals for Gay Marriage.


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    SP4BS says:

    Moore seems to have blown a gasket or something.

    Freedom of speech, is freedom to broadcast your thoughts to millions, and not have anyone complain. Comment is free is a bit crap if you don’t want people disagreeing.

    Its nothing to do with real journalism.

    Although I’m still unimpressed with the idea that freedom of the press is so that we can find out about what a bloke does with his cock, which is very very important when his job is “pretending to be someone else”.


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      T'old Fella says:

      “Comment is free is a bit crap if you don’t want people disagreeing.” How very true, a little like some on this blog, the venom is much more potent on this blog, I do have admit GIF is beginning to catch up you lot. Why not have a football match between both lots, or fight for the Haxey Hood that will be better at sorting out the wimps, all those righty rights against all those lefty lefts.


    • 92
      Anonymous says:

      But paying a prostitute in LA (and getting ,caught) is news, i mean he committed an offence and was arrested.He had mugshots taken and everything.How is it ok to publicise a film by shmoozing all and sundry, but other aspects of your life are private ? i dont think it works like that.


      • 102
        Google Watch says:

        To that point: Tap in his name to Google and what do you get ?

        Reams of film refs, and positive reviews ?


        Mugshot taken by LAPD, and mugshot of Divine.

        Now: Anything to do with phone hacking ? No. All to do with being a dirty little perv who got caught in what was likely a sting op in the first place.

        And why no glowing film references ? Because his work is shit.


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    (I don't need no doctor) says:

    You can put an ingredients list on any container, but it doesn’t mean that is what is in the container. The contents are controlled by the manufacturing process and
    in-process quality control. This applies to suppliers and in-house production.


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      Clare Balding says:

      We liblabcons love it when other people express their culture, just as long as its not our culture or anything deeply offensive like a small Christian Cross on a chain.

      Trough, trough, snout, snout… Pay rise please

      Get rid of them all


    • 59
      Rob says:

      vibrant and diverse. Or not very diverse, and getting less diverse with the help of baseball bats.

      Still, they can all be relied on to vote Labour whether they want to or not, so Allahu Akbar!!


    • 75
      The Libor party says:

      Celebrate the rich, multicultural diversity !


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    James Delingpole says:


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    Appalling scumbag says:

    AlQaeda 1 David Cameron 0

    Has that LibDem MEP resigned yet?


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    FrankFisher says:

    As I said earlier this week, she is approaching the Mad Mel event horizon, where suddenly the scales fall from her eyes and she realises that Lefty ideals are just plain impossible to achieve in reality, and switches to join us on the dark side. C’mon Suzanne, socialism is fucking evil. You can see it now. Join us……..


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      An ex leftie loon is still a hunt says:

      Do we really need these idiots though? People so privileged, pampered and dumb that they still believed the utopian 6th form socialist nonsense right into middle age?

      For the harm these bastards have done to this country and to the native Britons, I say piss off. We don’t need reformed Quisling scum.


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    COCK'S IN FROCKS says:

    Who’s the dog ugly tranny in the middle, Jesus no wonder you have to take it from behind


  20. 39
    Ed Moribund says:

    Very bad weather conditions. If you want to avoid a really bad car crash, I’d suggest not going on the Today program.


  21. 40
    Pope UrbanII,Clermont. says:

    When will the West admit that ISLAM is at war with anyone who isn,t a
    muslim and with lands that are not islamic
    Sanctified violence in the name of religion.


    • 48
      (I don't need no doctor) says:

      Is it Islam or nut cases that use Islam or whatever religion to justify their insanity?


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        VW Sharia says:


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        Innocent III says:

        Sorry to say, its a cult that has been hijacked and all muslims have become
        brainwashed and deluded.Muslims could rid themselves of the “Nutters”, if
        they had the will,but i do not see evidence of that…Shame really..


        • 107
          Anonymous says:

          Sorry to say, its a cult that has been hijacked

          Yes, Mohamed hijacked Islam!

          Take the PC blinkers off. It was rotten right from the go. Mohamed was a cross between Al Capone, Charles Manson and Attila the Hun.


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    COCK'S IN FROCKS says:

    Cameron :”The country should prepare for more bad news”
    So your not resigning then ?
    FUCK !


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    Orphan horse looks for his mum and dad

    In Tescos:


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    WAX BACK and CRACK says:

    Willybum Vague is rushing home from the outback , maybe he’s been having a bit of aborigine bush tucker


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    PC Dave says:

    To show respect for the beliefs of mooslims in our multicultural society, I am instructing Theresa May and all the other wimmin in the conservative party to starting wearing headscarves immediately.


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    Tax is theft says:

    Fortunately, I don’t know who any of these people are.
    I think that makes me the winner in this.


    • 78

      Vote Libor and I will make you all winners again. The Money Trees will be re-planted and our supporters will have first dibs.


      • 108
        Not English, Irish, Scottish or Welsh leader of the Labour Party says:

        My Papa hated you English. My Grand Papa spent much of 1920 shooting at his fellow citizens in Poland.

        So vote for me in 2015. The Millibands are a name you can trust.


  27. 89
    Anonymous says:

    Is Suzanne the one with fuck-me shoes?


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    Insurance companies are C*nts says:

    Thats funny , i compare politicians to paedophiles


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    Outraged of Tumbridge Wells says:

    Leave your keys in your car and try and claim insurance. Leave the front door open and try and claim insurance. Modify your car without telling the insurance company, try and claim insurance. Fail to install or update anti virus/etc software and try explaining to your bank why your account was hacked. Are you seeing a pattern here? Can you think of other examples where the onus is on personal responsibility and liability.
    But fail to read your mobile phone’s instructions and change the security pin number and guess what. You win the compensation and outrage prize. You even get a hugely expensive judicial enquiry.
    Not one penny of compensation should be paid to anyone, who doesn’t have basic security on their mobile. I’m not talking about sophisticated hacking aka spooks, just the kind that every “outraged celebrity” has suffered because they haven’t taken even the most basic of security precautions.
    It’s just basic commonsense, something that is daily diminishing as we hurtle down the slippery slope to bannana republic status and ever increasing refusal to accept personal responsibility for our actions.


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