May 16th, 2013

First Guardian Deputy Editor Runners and Riders

Hopefully the new Guardian deputy editor will be able to stir MediaGuardian from their slumber, it took a whole twelve hours from the story breaking to get anything up on their website about the departure of Ian Katz to Newsnight. Insiders are tipping two names to MediaGuido as his replacement. Dan Roberts, the paper’s Washington Bureau Chief, is a frontrunner, rivalled by their former media man and new National News editor Dan Sabbagh.

So it looks like Dan the man for the gender-balanced Guardian. Though one possible dark horse being touted is Helen Boaden of Newsnight fame, because the Beeb-Guardian relationship wasn’t cosy enough. Developing…


  1. 1
    Observer says:

    Dan was a nasty piece of work when he was a councillor with loony-left Lambeth Labour.
    He will fit right in as a senior Grauniad bod.

  2. 2
    Moussa Koussa Mark 8 says:

    Has Trevor been arrested yet !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. 3
    One term Cameron says:

    Hopefully the Guardian will have gone b a n k r u p t before they can appoint one.

  4. 4
    Gonk III says:

    Nothing you like better than a bit of police action at 5am

  5. 5
    Moussa Koussa Mark 8 says:

    Not long now Guido and Harr8y ( in the bins again ) M*oley.

    Cockson and Brookes trial early September

    …let the bean spilling begin !!!!!!!

  6. 6
    Moussa Koussa Mark 8 says:

    errrrrr surely you mean The Times, and Sunday Times

  7. 7
    Guardian Editorial says:

    Those english girls got what they deserved. All praise our muslim superiors.

  8. 8
    LOL says:

    So the BBC have hired a former Guardian deputy editor to be the editor of Newsnight.

    They’re not even trying to conceal their bias anymore, are they?!!!

  9. 9
    Joss Taskin says:

    Serious question: do more than 2,00 people in the whole Country read the Gurniad ?

  10. 10
    The BBC are cunts says:


  11. 11
    a cheeky monkey says:

    wot about DAVE SPART?

  12. 12
    In memory of a serial killer? says:

    The Guardian’s obituary for Myra Hindley (because serial killers are worthy of their own obit, don’t you know) had this horrendous paragraph. I’ve put in bold the truly appalling bit.

    The authorities’ repeated refusal to grant Hindley parole came even though she more than met all the criteria for such treatment. In the end, it was public opinion – which, according to the letter of the law, can play no part in the judicial process in regard of individual prisoners – that kept her in jail. Britain’s longest-serving woman prisoner was, in effect, a political detainee, and prejudice her jailer.

  13. 13
    The Sheikh Of Arabeee says:

    Just Googled it and fuck me, you’re right.

    I wouldn’t wipe my arse with the fucking thing.

  14. 14
    In memory of a serial killer? says:

    This is what fucking lefties like to ignore – just an excerpt of the tape Hindley and Brady made:

    Man – What is it?
    Woman – I’ve left the light on.
    Man – You ‘ave?
    Woman – So that —
    (Child starts crying)
    Child – It hurts me neck.
    Man – Hush, put it in your mouth and you’ll be all right.
    Woman – Now listen, shut up crying.
    Child – (crying) It hurts on me —
    Woman – Hush! Shut up. Now, put it in. Pull that hand away and don’t dally and just keep your mouth shut, please. Wait a bit, I’ll put this on again. D’you get me?
    Child – (whining) No, I —
    Woman – Shh. Hush. Put that in your mouth. And again, packed more solid.
    Child – I want to go home. Honest to god.
    Woman – No, it’s all right.
    Man – Eh!

  15. 15
    Mark Oaten says:

    Want to use me to wipe your arse?

  16. 16
    Leftovers says:

    You just know that if the BBC and its print version were staffed by right thinking people then the biased Lefties would have set up squalid drug filled camps of protest on their doorsteps.

  17. 17
    One eyed Gordon says:

    Does anyone actually but the guardian?
    I’ve not seen anyone in buy one for at least 10 years.

  18. 18
    My favourite Newsnight moment says:

    I don’t like Howard but this was definitely his finest moment.

  19. 19
    One eyed Gordon says:

    Does anyone actually buy the guardian?
    I’ve not seen anyone acttually buy one for at least 10 years.

    My last post was bad, I was to bust thinking of how bliar screwed me.

  20. 20
    Duckham Weave says:

    Why the excitement over a newspaper read by nobody?

  21. 21
    The Bongler says:

    The BBC buys lots of copies.

    It’s also read by a lot of public sector shirkers, for example whinging teachers, lazy nurses and incompetent local government staff.

  22. 22
    The Sheikh Of Arabeee says:

    So Waddington and Howard extended the tariff?

    So fucking what? Crucially, she only made admissions to being involved in three further murders after sentencing. Had the judge known about those he may well have decided on a whole life tariff.

    She was a fucking devious fucking manipulative psychopath- look at the way she dallied with that utter fucking bellend Longford. Thankfully, others saw right through her.

    Jesus H. Christ, the Guardianista axis boil my fucking piss with their sanctimonious fucking blether.

  23. 23
    Wolfgang Schäuble says:

    I heff cut und pasted the item Herr Cameron….now hand over the euros :-)

  24. 24
    Francis Pakenham, 7th Earl Longford, says:

    Myra was a reformed woman, I tell you. She wouldn’t have hurt a fly had she been released. The fact that she was less than forthcoming about the true nature and extent of her crimes, even to me who was her best ally in her attempts to gain release, is understandable– that poor unfortunate woman was brutally and cynically used by that Brady character and didn’t know if she could trust and confide in anyone. Surely you can see that, can’t you?

  25. 25
  26. 26
    Old Tory Bigot says:

    The revolving door between Broadcasting House and Kings Place never ceases to rotate.

  27. 27
    Lefty SUBSIDY says:

    It’s well read at the BBC and in academia, so I am told.

  28. 28
    Holmes says:

    No. Even Moussa doesn’t buy a copy. Just reads online.

  29. 29
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    Gotta get yourself worked up over something, and for Guido, who’s doing what with whom and to whom and with what, in the budgie-cage-liner biz, is what does so for him. All this phlegmatic complacency nowadays is no good. Get stirred up about something, anything. I just did. I couldn’t give two shits about the Grauniad, but I give a shit about getting all worked up!

  30. 30
    dutchy says:

    In the good old days when I used to fly with BM from Glasgow to Heathrow there was always a scramble to get the lower number seats in business class because when they dished out the free papers those in high numbered seats were only left with the Guardian to choose from. My God some people with suits on even selected The (Glasgow) Herald before the Guardian thats how bad it got. Even worse, you might be seated next to that horrible BBC NEWSNIGHT harridan Kirsty (Wellington School) Wark as I was one unfortunate Monday morning. She has some very irritating habits has our Kirsty. Not least of all whining to the flight attendants about this that and the other saying I do nort want a breakfast but a little glass of milk. After she had witnessed me ‘tucking in with gusto’ to the excellent ‘cooked & fattening BM breakfast then changed her mind a wanted a real breakfast. A real chmpagne socialist Glasgow luvvie !!! I would have willingly sacrificed my own life just to have the whole plane crash on take off and her to have been killed !!!

  31. 31
    A despicable non-tellytax payer says:

    Yes, and the quicker the Beeb get rid of that detestable Boaden woman the better.

  32. 32
    Pilgrims en masse says:

    .. don’t forget us. It is part of our perks.

  33. 33
    Will says:

    in many ways she had to be kept locked up for her own safety. In many ways the reason why judges give long sentences is for a heinous crime such as burning your 6 children to death, this also hopefully will help to rehabilitate them.

  34. 34
    Will says:

    I bet you would have chocked on your breakfast if you had realised that the bbc was picking up the tab for the flight and a taxi at both ends.

  35. 35
    Will says:

    the best part of the guardian is comment is free, its more like Pravda these days, as articles even guardian readers find poor are attacked and comments closed very shortly after, you have comments deleted as well and end up barred from Cif. the articles them appears to disappear from being commented on. This was true of one in relation to the child abuse of children in oxford

    I sometime think that some articles are written to attract traffic to the site for advertising purposes. The end result seems to be that you see the same names pop up on the comments page.

    The other issue is that the guardian has become very London based, and has forgot most of the country and only appears to have about 2 people in the north of England ie outside the m25.

    Also its asking commentators to send it free stories as well, ie free labour from its contributors so zero pay for them.

  36. 36
    (I've been renamed) DA-Notice says:

    Please yes, let us be rid of Boaden.

  37. 37
    Anonymous says:

    Anybody hear that Grauniad self-hating knob on 5Live on Nolan on the weekend telling us all that race had nothing to do with the grooming scandals, versus a Muzzie spokesbod who said that it had EVERYTHING to do with it? You really couldn’t make it up!

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