March 25th, 2013

Hacked Off Say Thanks to Secret Donors

You have to hand it to Brian Cathcart. Hacked Off’s self-styled nutty professor has summed up their secret donor dilemma in a typically self-important post this lunchtime:

“We do not regret accepting money to fund our activities from some people who did not want their donations made public. We understand and respect their desire to avoid the kind of hostile treatment that has been dished out to people who openly criticise the press, and we are grateful to them for their generosity. We are grateful too, to the very many generous people who have given money openly. We have been open from the outset about our funding.”

In other words thank you to the Billionaire Russian oligarchs, Gatsby-like Labour Lords and world-famous aristocrats that have donated. Despite Cathcart’s claim that they “have been open from the outset about our funding”, you only know their names thanks to Guido…


  1. 1
    Mike Whiteshorts says:

    Ed Balls needs to go on diet


    • 17
      May as well Live in China says:

      But this is so wrong.

      Cameron must not allow a bunch of rich (or poor) people dictate to the government and decide how MY press can inform me.



      • 23
        David Cameron says:

        They didn’t. I caved in.


        • 39
          Heir to Blaire says:

          Today I reiterated the EU’s policy on immigration hoping no one in the UK would notice.


      • 42
        Aaron D Highside says:

        ‘In other words thank you to the Billionaire Russian oligarchs, Gatsby-like Labour Lords and world-famous aristocrats that have donated.’ What about the rich perverts caught trousers down?


  2. 2
    The Absolute Tosser in Number 10 says:

    Had a good laugh last night cooking up this new “hard line” on immigration. Does anybody actually believe this bollocks I spout out?


    • 10
      Edith Milliband says:

      Actually, if you had brass ones you could try that line as an election platform in 2015


    • 18
      Vince the man says:

      I dont all are welcome….
      “Dr Cable distanced himself from Tory pledges to restrict immigration to “tens of thousands” and said Britain needed to “bang the drum” in China and India to encourage students to study here”


      • 29
        Let's fill our country with self-replicating shitting machines says:

        There is clearly a plot by vermin such as Cable to replace the English middle class with Asiatics (as long as they’re not Moslems who hate people like Cable); this is to correspond with the prior policy of replacing the English working class with third worlders who are more criminal, thicker and lazier.


    • 19
      Cameron is a Bullshiter says:

      Cameron Talks the Talk but does not Walk the Walk


    • 26
      Enough Already says:

      Cameron thinks that the public oppose immigration because of the quality of the immigrants he lets in. Some do. But the real issue is simply one of numbers. We can’t fit any more people into our country. He should shut the door on new arrivals and remove all the illegals. It is a very simpletask, but one which he is not up to.


      • 36
        Vote UKIP.Org says:

        CMD*DD’s real Masters the EUSSR, the ones that pull all the strings for the Lab*Lib*Cons, won’t allow him to stray to far from there enforced dictates before they give his lead a sharp tug & bring him back into line !!!

        We have seen what the EUSSR have & are doing to Cyprus & we will know
        what to expect once we are firmly in the cross-hairs of there sights.

        Fingers crossed that fate has decided the EUSSR House of Cards with its
        ponzi €uro currency will implode sooner rather than later.
        Which is what the FX’s are saying this afternoon…….!!!!!


  3. 3
    Scamp The Excitable Dog says:

    We only really want to know who the ‘secret donors’ are so as we don’t have to read about their piss weak creations when they’re hawking them next time they feel like they need some free publicity.
    You can’t have it both ways f**k-faces.


  4. 4
    John Ward (Medway) says:

    With all that money coming in to the campaign he leads, perhaps he should change his name to Cashcart…


    • 28
      Lord Stansted says:

      Brian Cathcart “Professor” in journalism, Kingston University..

      Real professors have no time for outside interests or appearing on TV; they’re too busy doing research.


  5. 5
    Call me Dave says:

    Sounds like a splendid club. Can anyone join?


  6. 6
    Pubic hairdresser says:

    I must protect the pubes of my famous customers


  7. 7
    I bet you have says:

    Any suggestions?


  8. 11
    World wide celebrity says:

    My Charter has been defrocked

    And don’t forget to flog the Peckhams while you are at it


  9. 14
    LibDem peer says:

    Guido has eaten my gerbil


  10. 16
    Traveller says:

    I flew over Nevis yesterday Guido (true)

    It’s still there, the volcano has not exploded – yet!


  11. 20
    Guido Fawkes & Owen Jones Coalition says:

    The nicest people,such as Guido Fawkes & Owen Jones, always get treated like shit.


  12. 21
    Defrocked Dave the Rave says:

    My Charter is an omnishambles

    Like everything else I touch

    It will dissolve, of itself, like any good wet fart

    Leaving a nasty smell behind…


    • 22
      Phil the last Greek says:

      Will you please leave out the Royal Charter bit..

      You are on your own kid


    • 37
      a supporter of UKIP.ORG says:

      Plus some very large COSTS when its finally abandoned which of course
      the UK Tax Payers will have to pick Up !!!!

      Well done CMD something else to add to the EVER increasing national deficit
      but of course this wont bother you, as your’ll be in the Tax Free EUSSR Capital
      Brussels whooping it up at the tax payers expense like all the rest of your Eto*n Bull*ington Club fcu*king plo*nkers


  13. 24
    Anonymous says:

    Oh ffs here we go again preaching to the converted.



  14. 25
    One Term Dave says:

    I’ve got more wind and piss than a butcher’s dog.


  15. 27
    Free Speech says:

    Why hasn’t Oliver Letwin been sacked yet?


  16. 34
    Fubar Saunders says:

    Fecking Common Purpose stooge bastard.


  17. 35
    Hargaret Modge, Labour MP and Hypocritical serial long term aggressive Tax Avoider + expenses thief says:

    If we are discussing sinister secret threats to the UK how about Common Porpoise? Summat stinky fishy there.


  18. 38
    What a Joke says:

    Ah yes, double speak thrives – being open = open about not telling anyone what is going on……and the Prof has the cheek to say it? Of course he and his clique’s ‘open’ meeting with government and opposition before the vote went to Parliament was an equally wonderful thing.

    As he is a fan of democracy,perhaps he would allow an ‘open’ on-line vote so the rest of us could have our say?

    Thought not.



  19. 41
    Jimmy says:

    On reflection is “donors too frightened to be identified” your strongest argument?


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