March 5th, 2013

‘Mehdi Effect’ Grows: Another HuffPoUK Editor Casualty

Another day and another editor jumps from HuffPoUK as the Mehdi Effect strikes again. After two years in the job, original hire and Culture Editor Sam Parker is off to Buzzfeed to become their new UK Features Editor.

The brain drain continues:

Original reporters: gone.

Pol Ed: gone.

Culture Ed: gone. 

Is he worth it? Mehdi isn’t working…


  1. 1
    spiv says:

    Is it cos he is “spiky”?


  2. 2
    Simon says:

    I don’t see the point of the Huffington Post. It relies on amateurs to provide a lot of content and copies a lot of original stories from elsewhere.

    In other words it’s a vacuous and cheap outfit. No wonder the irritable Mehdi Hasan works there.


    • 22
      Arianna Stassinopoulos Huffington says:

      Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time. But so did being the beard of a closeted gay Republican in California and pretending to be conservative. I’m really not too bright, for having been the president of the Cambridge Union.


      • 43
        the savant10.4 highway patrol says:

        Ye e e e e s ……

        cAnd to boot ( pardon the simile ) you are also one of Mrs Vixky Theodorakis ‘ country women …. which probably explains why you succumbed in California .

        Shall we call it marital co- ercion and leave it at that ??


        • 57
          Lysistrata, another famous Greek woman, says:

          There’s marital coercion, and then there’s marital coercion…


    • 23
      PC Dixon says:

      Mehdi Hassan – what does he do?


  3. 3
    Guy Forks says:

    I’ll file this under “Who gives a fuck?”


    • 31
      Jib Cutter says:

      Presumably any editor thinking of hiring Mr Hasan?


    • 36
      Gideon de Cocksucker Osborne, bankers stooge says:

      No, not at all. This musical chairs for metropolitan bum boys in the Virtual world shows the vitality and vigour of Britain’s New Economy and the March of the Masturbators.


  4. 4
    CarryHole is a stupendous Hunt says:

    Chavez = Toast.

    “campaigning has already begun, although undeclared, with Vice President Nicolas Maduro, who Chavez has said should succeed him, frequently commandeering all broadcast channels Chavez-style to tout the “revolution” and vilify the opposition.”

    It seems Venezuela has a BBC, although AlBeeb never needs to be commandeered.


  5. 5
    Owin Jones says:

    I’m Free !!!


  6. 7
    Merde Hasan the French cousin of Mehdi says:

    Zut Alors

    Vous êtes tous les bovins


  7. 9
    Centre Parting says:

    My wife thinks Medhi is gay.


  8. 13
    Mehdi is a mong says:


  9. 14
    Rip Van Winkle says:



  10. 19
    (I don't need no doctor) says:

    Does Mehdi just listen to himself all day. I fear no one else does.


  11. 20
    Moussa Koussa Mark 7 says:


    No one gives a fig about the goings on in ” The London Metro Meedya Set”

    Has Mon*go May and Gimp Grayling released the murderer Prince Saud bin Abdulaziz…..yet !!!!



    • 27
      BAe Systems says:

      If you care about British jobs you will STFU you piss sodden left wing tramp


      • 29
        Moussa Koussa Mark 7 says:

        I hardly think Guido obsessing about London 20 something’s , living in house with 7 other 20 something’s Meeedya Metro set constitutes British Jobs

        These people, left right or middle are a bunch of self obsessed, self publicists that NO ONE but the likes of Guido gives a t*oss about


  12. 26
    Buy a ticket if you want. But I'll be a No-Show again. says:


  13. 37

    Shame OTHER than blindly following and submitting to a misogynistic, stone age religion based on slavery and murder, you mean?


  14. 38
    Owin Jones says:

    “Nothing summed up the slamming of the door in the faces of hundreds of thousands of working class young people more than the scrapping of EMA.

    Now more than ever we need to step up the fight to bring back EMA and fight for young people’s futures.”


    • 45
      The Wockas says:

      No, the taxing of people on minimum wage to pay for child benefits for millionaires was right up there with the scrapping of EMA. Oh, and murdering tens of thousands working class people in their NHS beds. (Though that probably wasn’t in Hampstead, so probably won’t have sunk home yet with the BBC or the Labour Party yet).


    • 57
      The UK Credit Crash was inevitable given Labour's policies for 13 years says:

      In my area which is broadly affluent middle class the kids were using the EMA to buy CDs etc and I do NOT believe for one moment that the total household income was below £30,810 in the majority of homes in my neighbourhood(two cars usually a 4 x 4 and a top end saloon, large 5 bed houses etc etc )either but a lot of kids seemed to get the ” FULL” EMA. If they were then it explains why the UK went tits up in the 2007 credit crash as everything must have been on credit with very little chance of it ever being repaid and the banks who lent the money couldn’t be arsed to check affordability before chucking another re-mortgage;credit card or loan at already over-extended customers…


      • 69
        what a twat says:

        Everyone who lives in the real world knows that kids use their EMA to buy booze, fags and legal/illegal highs.
        Yet again Jones just proves how out of touch he is.


  15. 39
    Anonymous says:

    Gotta be a sure winner or loser in the Blog Race.


  16. 41

    Everyone a winner.


  17. 42
    Owin Jones says:

    Things the food industry’s NOT telling you! 39% of tuna may NOT be tuna! [And you thought mislabelling was a one off!]


  18. 44
    Mehdi Hasan says:

    I’m a twat


  19. 46
    Point of Information says:

    He is a shame to the New Statesman and Huff Po as well.


  20. 50
    Breaking news says:

    Some shocking news just been revealed. Tests have shown McDonald’s hamburgers contain some beef. A spokesman for the chain said “We are deeply shocked to discover that our burgers contain some actual beef. We will seek to rectify this as soon as possible”.


    • 60
      the savant10.4 highway patrol says:

      Simpsons in the Strand says:

      All our beef contains 100 percent beef and has done so since the liberation of Khartoum.


  21. 55
    Dave"The One Term Prime Minister" Cameron says:

    A potato has skin, I have skin. Therefore I am a Potato.


  22. 59
    Gordon Brown says:

    I have just re-potted my money tree. I expect a spurt of growth in the second quarter.


  23. 62
    A Patient says:

    Can I just say here that Sir David Nicholson is a dishonourable shit. I hope that one day he trips over his colostomy bag and people laugh at him when he shits himself.


    • 71
      just asking says:

      Is he the former Commie Party member who claimed a ridiculous amount in expenses on top of his astronomical wages?


  24. 66
    John Ward (Medway) says:

    One irony is that ‘Mehdi’ is an anagram of ‘him Ed’, which could refer to Mehdi’s being an editor (by nature?) or it could even mean he is a Miliband-alike.

    Either way, the signs and portents he brings with him aren’t exactly helpful or positive, as this latest story seems to confirm yet again…


  25. 73
    AntiLeftoid says:

    Lefties remain lefties until they make enough money out of socialism, then they just become well heeled Hunts.


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