March 5th, 2013

Hacked Off Run Out of Friends

It’s all gone pear-shaped for the Leveson-loving press freedom bashers over at Hacked Off. Hijacking the Libel Reform Bill with Labour media luvvy Lord Puttnam to force through Brian’s bonkers proposals has gone down pretty badly with some old friends and supporters. Legal blogger and former Hacked Off fan David Allen Green isn’t impressed:

“As Leveson supporter (and witness), am sorely disappointed that Hacked Off are now misusing and frustrating crucial Libel Reform Bill. What right do the Hacked Off campaigners have to misuse and frustrate the essential Libel Reform bill? None at all, whatsoever. I was behind the Hacked Off supporters until they wrongly hijacked the Libel Reform Bill. Just so selfish, misconceived, and illiberal.”

He’s not the only one:

Guido was warning you these people were evil long before it was fashionable. 


61 Comments

  1. 1
    WVM says:

    First!

  2. 2
    Penfold says:

    Are they being progressive in the hi-jacking? if they are then it’s allright.

    What does 38 Degrees say?

    What does Common Purpose think?

    We should be told…………………………..

  3. 3
    Sir William Wade says:

    Of course Hacked Off and its rich lawyers want to sabotage libel reform.

  4. 5
    Owin Jones says:

    05/03/2013 at 12.45 pm – We are currently experiencing intermittent blogging issues with Owen Jones and are working to resolve the situation. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

  5. 6
    Huge Grunt says:

    Well blow me

  6. 7

    To clarify, because these are muddy waters, how have Hacked Off ‘misused’ and ‘frustrated’ the bill?

    • 24
      Sir William Wade says:

      The Bill was designed for one purpose only, to provide a defence of reasonable comment on matters of public interest for those accused of libel. It would prevent, for instance, the silencing of scientific debate that might harm an organisation’s commercial interests. It would not assist purveyors of celebrity gossip because ‘publicc interest’ is different from ‘of interest to the public’.

      Lord Puttnam and his pals have tacked on some of the Leveson propsals, quite irrelevantly and opportunistically. Their purpose may be to sabotage the Bill, because it now requires further debate in the Commons which the Government, never over-enthusiastic about free discussion, may decide is unavailable.

  7. 8
    pie says:

    This is a shame… I have lost all faith in Hacked Off

  8. 9
  9. 11
    Peter Duncan says:

    Thanks for the warning Gweeds.

    We’d have never worked it out for ourselves. We needed a man of your intellect and waistline to show us the Truth.

    You arrogant twat.

  10. 16
    Mad Max says:

    I wish someone would hack me off!

  11. 17
    FIGHT - Left on Left? says:
    • 20
      An NHS Patient says:

      Why do people like this make me puke?

      • 26
        Paniagua Solo says:

        Like most bacteria they are spread by touching something already infected like a first class aircraft seat between Italy and the UK, or a bottle of very expensive Prosecco

    • 22
      (I don't need no doctor) says:

      Toynbee twat.

  12. 18
    Owin Jones says:

    I got into a black taxi in Birmingham last weekend and told the driver that I was going to London.

    He said, “That’s going to be about £400.” which I thought was quite reasonable, until I saw a sign in the back saying ‘I Will Charge You £60 If You’re Sick In The Back!’

    So I shoved my fingers down my throat.

  13. 19
    Call me Dave says:

    All these arguments should be heard in a secret court.

  14. 27
    Andy Burnham says:

    In my opinion Sir David Nicholson should resign, and be the scapegoat for me and Alan Johnson. It’s so obvious Nicholson is being extremely economical with the truth.

  15. 37
    Reader says:

    Guido, I don’t want to seem ungrateful, but your blog is becoming a tad dull these days. Do you save the interesting stuff to sell elsewhere?

  16. 38
    the PBT says:

    is a translation into english of the above-quoted gibberish available?

  17. 41
    Define Lunchtime says:
  18. 42
    50 Calibre says:

    Leveson? What was that all about then? Did I miss something?

    • 47
      Bushy Park says:

      Only the bullseye. Most unlike you….

    • 49
      Hooker Watch says:

      About 4 mins Divine speaks of her whacked off experience, worth a listen:

      The Huge Grunt of moral authority told the cop immediately that he had given her $, blabbing etc. ‘What a fool’. Oh, and he apparently has a small knob.

      This radio show has an audience > 10m in the states.

  19. 52
    Parasite says:

    Evan Harris is a slimy you-know-what, pretending he has the best interest of the rest of us gentle folk at heart

  20. 54
    David Allone. says:

    Clear off! Scroungers!

  21. 55
    David Sue. says:

    :)

  22. 58

    It is all a Hucking bore if you get my drift. What are these geezers fighting for freedom of speech up to a point x but NOT the point of no return. The web is there for all of us to read…and comment upon as each individual sees fit. Presumably these and like thinking geezers want to put a stop to all the ‘free thoughts’ flying through space. The only censorship is self-censorship.


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“There is more sexism in Britain than in any other country in the world, according to a mad woman who has been sent here by the United Nations.

Rashida Manjoo is a part-time professor of law at Cape Town University in the totally non-sexist country of South Africa (otherwise known as Rape Capital Of The World).

Mrs Magoo has been wandering around with her notebook and is appalled by the sexist “boys’ club” culture here, apparently.

I don’t doubt we still have sexism in the UK. But is it worse than in, say, Saudi Arabia, d’you think, honey-lamb? Or about 175 other countries? Get a grip, you doolally old bat.”



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