March 22nd, 2013

Media Bitch Fight: Scrapbook v HuffPo

With the future of the blogosphere at stake today, Guido takes absolutely no pleasure in seeing two old friends turn on each other:

Roll on 3pm


  1. 1
    Maq­boul says:

    it’s meltdown.


  2. 2
    Lord Stansted says:

    Don’t they have work to do? Speaking of which …..


  3. 3
    Erm... II says:

    How comment is published is irrelevant. The idea it can be treated differently because one is viewed on a pc and one on paper is delusional.


    • 22
      engineered solutions for engineered prob says:

      what.create a reaction.
      when. after creatin the problemo.
      where. here.
      why. cause this is called the new nudge.
      …dark is the donga that is the earth.
      …to be grounded feet in a qualiti blak shoe.
      orange is creation but it the nite of the gawd. so rest in peace.
      yellow is the power of the sun. have some.
      pink is for heavenli heart, despite the injuries of the passionate red.
      and above. crushing confusion is the name of the game about who we are.
      think pure
      want. convey with the clariti of the deep blue sea. say with the vastness of the sky but with its emptiness too.


  4. 4
    George Gideon Oliver Osborne says:

    Relax and buy a second home


  5. 5
    New Statesman intern says:

    Gisa job.


  6. 6
    Who? says:

    Nobody cares.


  7. 7
    Max Mosley S&MP says:

    I was present when the deal was done, fortunately no-one recognised me as I was wearing an Ed Miliband gimp mask and had a large Jaffa stuck up my shitter!


  8. 8
    The Bank Manager says:

    So you want a mortgage, I’m afraid that would be very difficult

    Ah, a Government guarantee you say – is it a triple A rated Government?

    No, well that doesn’t really help. Perhaps if you have got a deposit of 120% we could do something for you.


    • 11

      The new scheme works like all bank lending.
      If you need to access a top up deposit, you don’t have enough cash to qualify.
      But if you don’t need the deposit guarantee scheme we’d be most happy to supply it to you.


  9. 9
    Anonymous says:

    Ken Clarke now outed as someone who was willing to sell out the Falkland Islands to the Argies. How can this treasonous piece of shit still hold down a cabinet post?


  10. 10
    Gordon Brown says:

    I am Skeletor.


  11. 14
    Fishy says:

    Anyone see the horrible, horrible Emily Thornbury last night. Pompous and arrogant, belittling those who value our freedom of speech. Last night she achieved a tumbleweed moment, unique for a Labour politician given BBC QT’s carefully selected audiences, worse she even managed to push them into Michael Gove’s camp.

    Serious, respected individuals and organisations have recognised the ‘Hacked Off’ charter for what it is, and the other panellist last night, ‘Green’ Guardianista Natalie Bennett gave the game away when she said that next we need to deal with media ownership. This law isn’t about the victims at all, it about media control and what it is allowed to say.

    And while the respected Index on Censorship add their voice to our concern…one voice remains silent, unusually silent. BBC regular Shami Chakrabarti of Liberty.

    Stick a microphone in her direction and she’ll be there like a rat up a drainpipe, Always ready for her close up, this warrior, this foremost, tenacious fighter for our freedoms is suddenly nowhere to be seen. Probably hiding out of sight, in a darkened room somewhere, conflicted by the dilemma…liberty or the left, which is it to be, what am I to choose?

    Chakrabarti’s silence says quite a lot…does she really stand up for freedom? or is she a phoney? Shami by name SHAMi by nature.



    • 16
      Anonymous says:

      Mowgli in a skirt – wtf did David Davis see in her!


    • 19

      Emily, who is normally a ‘heavyweight’ in the Abbott mode on QT, was poor. Gove and Horowitz were particulary good, which didn’t help her. She didn’t get much support from the Julia Gillard lookalike/sound-alike, who also managed to annoy the audience.
      Usually the loony watermelons get a free pass on QT.

      White rose for me today. Well done York. Giving the red menace a good kicking.


    • 25
      Casual Observer says:

      Her hubby got promoted to the magic circle on the back of Leveson.

      There is an indirect vested interest in legal fees here.


  12. 15

    Names for the new out of the EURO Cyprus currency.

    The Phoenix.
    The Ouzo-squeezo
    The Drachpapa
    The Kaleuftkout.
    The Rouble


  13. 20
    Nancy Pelosi, Member of Congress (D-CA12) says:

    All this “what’s really in the bill” stuff reminds me of when I was the Spe*aker of the House and I brought Obamacare up for a vote– I told all the Democrats to vote for the bill now and to read it later; “trust me, it’s all good!” Well, there were so many land mines in it, that I’m now the Leader of the Opposition in the House of Representatives, not the Spe*aker anymore. But that shouldn’t deter you all in the Olde Country from doing the same sort of “pass now, figure it all out later” strategy. Sometimes ya just gotta do what ya gotta do for the public good.


  14. 21
    D'ya think he saw us, Rex? says:

    The curse of the Law of unintended consequences strikes AGAIN!!


  15. 27
    Casual Observer says:

    After Huff Po UKs support and use as a platform for coordination of the hacked off petition signing (check through the comments on articles back then if they haven’t deleted them out…) that their business model will be shot by them being liable for regulation is just desert.

    The only negative is the actual regulation, but if it goes in Huff Po UK do qualify and may find themselves put out of business fairly quickly.

    Ar’anna H is still in hot water over allegations she stole the idea, and from Dem Senators at that, plus there could be a tax investigation raised against her from ages back.


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