February 15th, 2013

Telegraph‘s Big Mac Blooper: Now You See It, Now You Don’t

Earlier MediaGuido advised the Telegraph to get in touch with their legal department after running a photo of a Big Mac to accompany their horsemeat in schools story. McDonald’s are thus far untainted by the scandal, now the original picture has been replaced by a much less legally dubious cottage pie. Let’s hope no one at Maccy D’s noticed…


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    John says:

    Advised them?

    Not confident any of them read your blog? ;-)

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    Ah! Monika 2013 +1 says:

    Mary had a little lamb,
    but wasn’t sure what the rest was.

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    rocknrolla says:

    I would just like to say, while this country still has enough freedom to allow me to do so, that Hitler was a socialist, a statist and an ardent enemy of capitalism and personal freedom. Socialism has a great deal in common with National Socialism and the modern left need to do more to distance themselves from it. And that’s before we deal with out and out left-wing socialists like Stalin and Pol Pot.

    Isn’t it sad that in David Cameron’s “Conservative” Party such a statement of truth would see me thrown out?

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    Anonymous says:

    Not a lasagne.

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    Ah! Monika 2013 +1 says:

    Get your (rain ) coat.

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    Ah! Monika 2013 +1 says:

    And if they’re Heinz beans, they better try again. Quickly.

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    Welsh activist. says:

    Off topic, but just read that out of all donations to help for heroes, just 10% of the total goes to the charity, disgusting. Give to Royal British Legion instead.

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    Sher Gar says:

    If that’s a lasagne, then I’m a horse! Nay, that’s cottage pie, lad!

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    Ron Davies says:

    Did someone say cottaging?

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    Jay says:

    “Isn’t it sad that in David Cameron’s “Conservative” Party such a statement of truth would see me thrown out?”

    No, it’s not sad. It’s a completely irrelevant point and nutters like you who keep banging on about Hitler and whether he was a socialist, a fascist or both or neither or a combination of the foregoing should not be in the Conservative Party.

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    Ah! Monika 2013 +1 says:

    Possibly baaaad

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    Mo ham eat says:

    Guess :)

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    yeah, right... says:

    The FSA assure us that Mad Cow Disease is no longer a problem.

    Meanwhile, in today’s Guardian, Polly says “Ed Milband is a man with the makings of a bold and visonary leader”

    You decide.

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    Ah! Monika 2013 +1 says:

    What goes round, comes round.

    Whitbread sponsor Gold Cup

    Horsemeat in Whitbread Pub Fayre

    Fair enough?

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    baaaaaa..oooo says:

    we’ve kept the wellies just in case

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    McDOBBIN says:

    Evening mate

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    RK says:

    Where is your intellectual curiosity?

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    cubicle 3 says:

    UKIP would welcome you with open legs

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    Freedom of the Press(gang) says:

    As the horse walked into the abattoir, the slaughterperson said, “Why the long face?”

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    Tay King-dePisse says:

    This whole controversy has the taste, pun intended, of all that kerfuffle about tax avoidance-vs-tax evasion row of Hodge the Dodge/Ken Lizardstone infamy, as far as the main point being missed by those who you would hope should know better. Just as what those worthies were doing was lawful, and it wasn’t a question of whether they had the right to do it so much as whether they had moral room to talk about other people’s tax affairs, so too with this “Horsemeat-gate” nonsense. Too many people seem to be bothered that it’s horsemeat, as if such weren’t palatable and nutritious (and it probably is more so than beef). “Oh my Gawd, I’m eating old Dobbin!” seems to horrify too many people. Don’t lose sight of the ball– the problem is that the “food chain” is compromised, people– not that which is being eaten here! Thank Heavens it IS horsemeat, and not something significantly inferior nutritionally! Upton Sinclair would be having a field day with all this– The Jungle, from about a century ago, put paid to the disgusting practices of the Chicago meat-packing houses of that era. But of course, the public in general are too interested in the adulter-Y of luvvies and politicos, and not the adulter-ATION of food, to figure out what the issue is, to judge from all the coverage that’s been presented! Wake up!

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    genghiz the kahn says:

    Gold Cup Horse Burgers – Everyone a Winner.

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    bunterwatch says:

    they got my wind up

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    clapham up says:

    don’t badger us ron theres a good chap

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    we're awake now... says:

    ah ha its the jimmy hoffa burger conspiracy

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    Tay King-dePisse says:

    It would be hard for beef products possibly containing Bovine Spongiform Encephalitis to infect people anymore, if there’s no beef in “beef” products anymore. QED.

    Yeah, I did get it, it was a dig at La Toynbee more than at the ones who declared BSE not a danger anymore. I just attempted to show that in both cases the threat has been rendered neutralised.

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    Private Eye says:

    Exclusive: Big Mac school food horse shocker too hot for Guido Fawkes

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    Art of Spin says:

    Stable Gate ?

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    Satriale's Pork Store, Kearny, NJ, USA, says:

    You don’t wanna know. Trust us– you don’t wanna know!

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    Leveson says:

    I’m lovin’ it.

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    Tight Arse says:

    TESCO QUARTER POUNDERS: The affordable way to buy your daughter the pony that she’s always wanted

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    Lefty spin. You couldn’t make it up ‘cos it’s already made up.

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    Wildlife Protection Society says:

    Tesco now forced to deny the presence of zebra in burgers,as shoppers confuse barcodes with serving suggestions.

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    The problem is not the meat per se, it’s that we don’t know where it’s come from and what drugs it’s been treated with. Let’s face it, the Mafia has to get rid of the rest of the horse somehow.

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    Anonymous says:

    Snitches get stitches.

    Why are you trying to get a newspaper in trouble?

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    Propaganda Watch says:

    T’Graph Questionnaire on ‘horsegate’ story:


    Would you eat horse meat?

    Yes, the French do. It is delicious and perfectly healthy.
    No. It may be ‘irrational’ to differentiate between eating different animals, but I do it all the same.

    The issue is to do with unclean meat being mislabeled.

    End EU meat imports, and since when has following a French example been in the interests of anyone ?

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    Point of Information says:

    This was in PD ages ago, and changing the image is closing the stable door after the horse has bolted. Especially when no retraction has been published.

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    Sorry, my liege!

    The page has turned.

    I have been busy installing a new bath for a young lady. Naturally, it is necessary to get the user happy with the installation in a live situation…

    I have not even cleaned my adjustable off yet.

    Greetings to you.

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    Wet Ed Miliband's Diary says:

    Look, forget Polly! I never wanted to be Labour leader, I only entered the contetht ath a joke. Now I’m thaddled with running thith unelectable thambleth of a party and making it look like it hath a vague idea of what it ith doing. I thertainly don’t want to be PM, heaven forbid. Can you imagine Ed Ballth running the country’th economy?

    With thith in mind, I have dethided to run the party in the thame joky manner I ran for the leaderthip. The manthion takth announthement yethterday wath the firtht of many thuch ludicrouth thuggethtionth you can ekthpect from me and my team in the nektht two and a half yearth.

    By the way, Polly ith in on the joke and ith only taking the pith out of her readerth.

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    Propaganda Watch says:

    Interesting results: But what about the results for DNA foreign to beef in the beef products ?

    Also, still no mention of the dioxin problems which have caused Russia to ban imports of a lot of EU sourced meat.

    Just ban the imports and buy local (from a trusted butcher):


    Buy local, screw global ;-)

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    northern git says:

    I’m thinking of giving the budgie chest expanders now the donkeys gone

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    McDOBBIN says:

    Did you plug her hole ?

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    Santa Claus says:

    Has anybody seen my reindeer ? Last seen somewhere over Romania.

    Tasty oxtail this.

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    New Findus ad targetting children says:

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    Food Standards Agency says:

    You mean like this ?


    We call that: ‘Chicken’

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    Anonymous says:

    After the “War to End All War”, was not the British Legion set up to get the government off the hook?

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    Officer Dibble says:

    > Why the long face

    And the horse says “everyone is doing Kevin Webster jokes now”

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    fitz fitz says:

    There have been no reports so far about what the Grecians are putting in their home grown MOUSSAKA … why the silence, Greece ?

  53. 53
    fitz fitz says:

    .. where’s our red sock …? …

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    PissedasaParrot says:

    mrs slaters getting worried

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    MB. says:

    I suspect that MacDonald’s have got higher standards than many of the well known food companies.

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    Frederick Gideon Threepwood says:

    And not a cottage pie either judging by the picture – that is a pic of a shepherds pie. A cottage pie has a pastry crust.

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    Frederick Gideon Threepwood says:

    The badgers have moved on. Frightened off by a Fox.

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    Frederick Gideon Threepwood says:

    Only if she was Latvian.

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    Skimpy scrounger says:

    I hope you charged her and pay us scroungers ur chunk mate.

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    Media expert says:

    C’mon at the very least he used a direct courier. Maybe even dog and bone.

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    I don't go left or right, or backward says:

    That would depend on if her rates were low enough as they don’t believe in the present minimum wage. And if she gave out nose pegs and blindfolds.

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    I don't go left or right, or backward says:

    You should join us in the Labour Party, it’s nannies of such fine distinctions given their seeming irrelevance to most people reading the story that make us such a fine country of assiduous regulations.

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    Oxford Don says:

    I think you been invidious and counter-productive as regards most foodstuffs.

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    Frederick Gideon Threepwood says:

    My mission is to educate – an almost unmissable goal on this site.

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    Fanny Craddock says:

    No it doesn’t. They both have crisped mashed potato tops. A cottage pie is made with minced beef, properly minced from a previously cooked joint. A shepherd’s pie is made the same way but with minced lamb.

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    Macdonald's Executive says:

    We just LOVE innocent and dim people like you. Our establishments are full of them.

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    Anonymous says:

    brain po…….liece.

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    Blair & Co put their placemen … oh and women in place at the Charity Commission some years ago. They had all graduated with ‘leadership’ skills.

    The easier question to ask is – How many charities are not fleecing the public in a business-style scam?

    i.e. For every pound that is donated – 90 pence is gobbled up in ‘administration costs’ – it IS HOW SO MANY 5hitheads fronting so many charities have been living the ‘high life’ – it’s all about cooking the books and has actually been going on FOR DECADES. All the political parties know about it they’ve all been … “in it together”.

    The fool and his money ‘are so easily departed’ from one another.

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    Should Michelle Collins be investigated – because she has done some horsetrading – for her continuing fame and infamy – is she a two-faced cow or or a fork-tongued snakessssssSS……?

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    WARNING – Grammar Police ABOUT – get the fuck back to school you illiterate paragraph, sentencing terrorist.

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    Do not be misled by the state – there is and has been a huge problem with “DIRTY MEAT”.

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    The nightmare on ELM street continues and it could end up being a CLIFF hanger.

    Did you know that the Bliars liked their secret unreported holidays with Cliff Richards?

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    Smells like the Nadine expenses story is a complete ‘spoiler story’ – didn’t our host post earlier this week that the ‘independent’ body PRE-WARN all those who were to be investigated. Odd then that the nadine / expenses story should out on friday evening …

    JFHC – the PTB really must be desperate – Oh … aren’t they just.

    btw NA/ZI stand for National Zi nasties (loons) the subdiviz.ion of the Internationale of Zioloons … only the national ones didn’t quite clock who was pulling their strings … oops …. lederhosen.

    Right / left who gives a schmuck – they’re too stoopid to realise that they they’ve all been duped by the oy vai boys.

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    Red Ed Miliband says:


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    One for the pot says:

    Mary had a little lamb
    The doctor had a fit

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    Crew LT2 Animals says:

    Mary had a little lamb
    full of fun and frolics
    She threw it in the air one day
    and caught by its left elbow.

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    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    Is that “unmissable” or (more likely) “impossible”?

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    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    Yup, ‘lifeboats’ is the only charity I ever donate to.

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    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    Shurely ‘fare enough’?

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    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    Not sure if it is kosher, but I read somewhere that Kentucky Fried Chicken had to change the brand to KFC because what they claimed to be selling wasn’t……

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    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    Reindeer meat is delicious – last eaten in a log cabin sitting on tree-stump stool in front of a roaring fire in the middle of winter in Finland 200 miles above the Arctic Circle.

    Highly recommended if you are looking for a holiday with a difference.

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    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    So no man is an island then is definitely true!

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    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    I am losing track of all these things going on at once:

    Elm Street
    Horse meat/EU
    Cabinet Office spy
    Gay marriage
    Immigrants from E Europe
    Bedroom and 10% tax

    Send the lifeboat!

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    Phil says:

    What mystifies me is that no one has aked the obvious question which is “how long have the dodgy meat suppliers been flogging dead horses to the supermarket industry?”
    If anyone wants to get to the bottom of it I would suggest you leave “Sherlock” Heywood out of the equation.

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    Anonymous says:

    Mary had a little lamb
    The doctors were astounded
    everywhere that Mary went
    Gynaecologists surrounded.

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    Bristol Watcher says:

    I suspect Gideon, Dave and the other incompetents are delighted at the “Beef Scandal” – it’s a god-send in that it’s keeping news of the most ridiculous of them all, GOVE, off the front page.

    At every turn his out of control rantings and initiatives are having to be u-turned in the light of evidence & common-sense.

    BTW – why does Guido not comment on this dangerous clown?

    Is there something between them – who is the ventriloquist & who is the dummy ?

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    Frederick Gideon Threepwood says:

    Not where I come from.

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    PissedasaParrot says:

    oh my poor polly

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    Anonymous says:

    Mary had a little lamb
    She also had a bear
    I have never seen her little lamb
    but I have seen her…

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    Anonymous says:

    Mary had a little lamb
    She also had a bear
    I have never seen her little lamb
    but I have seen her…

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    Anonymous says:

    You might have added:

    State handouts – for the banks

    Illegal Work Programme

    Wage-free Poundland

    Tax-free Starbucks (UK)

    Public service cuts

    NHS sell off

    Mansion Tax (set too high)

    Little Englanders

    Horse meat/UK

    It Came From Outer-Space!

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    Anonymous says:

    So the jokes (sic) have started, is nothing or no one safe? There really are some sick people in here.

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    Phil says:

    You west country bods are a bit slow off the mark. Ed’s the dummy and the Unions are writing his lines.
    Try that youtube video where he repeats himself in an endless loop if you don’t believe me. The man is a complete fxxxing dummy.

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    The savant 10.4 highway patrol says:

    Mary. Mary
    Quite. contrary
    How does your spongiform grow ?

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    Bristol Watcher says:

    why is the great Guido so silent about the mad GOVE ?

    I think we should be told.

    Are the Govistas tee-ing this vents-dummy to take out dopey-Dave?

    The silence can’t be brought about by respect.

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    Bristol Watcher says:

    I’ve just realised where I got the vents-dummy idea from.

    It’s an old snap of Archie Andrews.

    Yes GOVE is the dummy but who is Brough?

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