August 22nd, 2013

When Front Pages Go Wrong

Spare a thought for the Daily Star today. They have splashed on the “shock secret love children” of Coronation Street actor Charlie Condou, sensationally revealing that he “secretly fathered two children with a straight girl pal”. Just the one problem. Unfortunately Condou’s kids were less than secret, he wrote a column devoted to them in the Guardian for a year.

In their defence, it’s not like anyone would have read it…


79 Comments

  1. 1
    Owen Jones says:

    Better to have loved and lost, than to sit naked, crying into a half eaten Pot Noodle.

  2. 2
    Casual Observer says:

    Of course this could be a broadside at the Guardian.

    ie. Making the case that no one except the Guy News Team (kudos) reads that rag anymore ;-)

    • 11
      BBC PR Dept says:

      we do!

      • 19
        GMG delivery driver says:

        Alright mate! Do you want this truckload of newspapers delivered to the foyer or shall I chuck ‘em straight into the recycling?

    • 31
      Bollocks to modding says:

      GCHQ read it, they like to find out all the latest info. Saves them saving to do anything and can play space invaders the rest of the day.

      • 68
        Percy says:

        They probably are not allowed to read this blog during worktime, they are probably way in front of Geedes away

  3. 3
    alexei says:

    The bra and pants dont match either!

  4. 5
    jimbooo says:

    Anyone else notice how relentlessly the elite are busily redefining patriotism as celebrating immigr4tion (everywhere else called e_t_h_n_i_c c_l_e_a_n_s_i_n_g_) and multi-culti nothingness, i.e unpatriotic things – pure 1984 style new-speak, and they are far more ruthless in demanding adherence to it than the old real patriots ever were – remember the hysterical reaction to any who pointed out what a crock of shit the olmypic opening ceremony was.

    Sooner or later they’ll re-write God Save the Queen to omit references to the Queen but to celebrate feminism and immigr4tion – that day every guardian reader will be demanding all children are forced to sing it.

    • 9
      an atheist says:

      will they exclude god too?

      at the moment the anthem’s saving grace (sic) is its opening premise

      so the a change could be dangerous

      • 16
        Aux Armes, Citoyens! says:

        GSTQ is a dirge. The Welsh, French, Portuguese and Italian anthems knock it into a cocked hat.

      • 25
        Bollocks to modding says:

        God to be replaced with Allah for starters.

        • 43
          Dopey D Cameron says:

          Let’s do it, let’s celebrate how enriched modern Britain has become. We can’t tolerate this racist/sexist relic existing in the 21st century. Praise be to Allah, peace be upon him.

    • 41
      GCHQ says:

      That was posted that on the last thread.

      Spambot ?

    • 54
      Gaydo's on my gaydar says:

      It’s also hideously heterosexual – it must include more LGBT references.

  5. 7
    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

    I WILL win the next eleggtion !!

    • 15
      Ed 'shhhhh' Balls says:

      Ed Miliband is doing an adequate job under difficult circumstances. For someone who was unexpectedly, even by himself, thrust into the leadership of the Labour party he has managed not to make many mistakes. His achievements should be given the respect they actually deserve. Whatever that may be.

      I loyally support the labour party and all will stand shoulder to shoulder with Mr Miliband until the day he resigns or he is somehow no is longer leader. Whichever is the sooner.

      In the meantime, whilst I am keeping a low profile, watching the box-set of Game of Thrones, I will not join the many, many,many other Labour MPs who have attacked the labour leader and instead confine myself to saying he is the right man for the immediate situation.

      Ed Balls
      Shadow Chancer.

  6. 8
    what the elite really think says:

    @chelseaboy1971 There shouldn't be any such thing as an 'illegal' immigrant. All should be legal.— Katy Brand (@KatyFBrand) August 1, 2013

  7. 12
    Redtop Editor says:

    Fortunately for me, our readers can be continually surprised by the same story.

  8. 14
    Herman van Rumpboy says:

    NEIN, NEIN, NEIN !

  9. 17
    Lord John Prescott says:

    I like to have a pie in every finger.

    • 22
      Ruskin College Oxford says:

      Why are you so nasty to us.

      We gave you your start in life.

    • 23
      Sally Barecow says:

      That’s a coincidence. I like to have a finger in my pie.

      • 28
        Sally *butterface* says:

        In fact the other night I said to johnnie “Take your ring off it’s hurting” to which he replied “It’s my watch”

  10. 30
    Owen Jones says:

    The gifting of extravagant moon cakes is contrary to the original sentiment of the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival – China People’s Daily.

  11. 33
    Owen Jones says:

    ME ME ME

  12. 35
    Corrie rapper, AKA Vanilla Shite, AKA 50 Pence, AKA Diminem, AKA MC Twatter says:

  13. 37
    P l e b says:

    The Daily Star. Not a newspaper but a propaganda rag for Dirty Desmond’s other shit.

    • 72
      Percy says:

      They used to say that about the Sun, they used to say Trading Standards was taking them to court as they had registered at the Post Office as a newspaper

  14. 42
    Irony 101 says:

    In their defence, it’s not like anyone would have read it…

    Um… you did?

  15. 45
    Tony Blair, Mass Murderer, Esq says:

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  16. 57
    Charles Darwin says:

    Since the dawn of history the Negro has owned the continent of Africa – rich beyond the dream of poet’s fancy, crunching acres of diamonds beneath his bare black feet and yet he never picked one up from the dust until a white man showed to him its glittering light. His land swarmed with powerful and docile animals, yet he never dreamed a harness, cart, or sled. A hunter by necessity, he never made an axe, spear, or arrowhead worth preserving beyond the moment of its use. He lived as an ox, content to graze for an hour.

    In a land of stone and timber he never sawed a foot of lumber, carved a block, or built a house save of broken sticks and mud. With league on league of ocean strand and miles of inland seas, for four thousand years he watched their surface ripple under the wind, heard the thunder of the surf on his beach, the howl of the storm over his head, gazed on the dim blue horizon calling him to worlds that lie beyond, and yet he never dreamed a sail.

    • 59
      Diane Fatbott says:

      Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaciiiiiist !!!

    • 60
      Mighty Whitey says:

      You white men may have it up there, but us black boys have got it down here.

      • 62
        Guardian reading lefty says:

        Us evil white people must never forget how terrible we haved treated the blacks.

    • 63
      Sir William Waid says:

      Sub-Saharn Africa developed civilisations to roughly To the level of classical antiquity in the Near East and the Medierranean, but these tended to be overwhelmed by contactbwith the Arabs and, later, Europeans.

  17. 71
    Anonymous says:

    Greedo bites the hand that fed him.

    Typical ungrateful Tory bastard.

  18. 77
    Wonga says:

    Who is the shy girl on the front page?


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A confused Nick Griffin says Nigel Farage is a shill for the City, forgetting that City banks want to stay in the EU:

“Farage is a snake oil salesman, but a very good one. His supposed anti-immigration stance is all smoke and mirrors, as is his carefully cultivated image as a ‘man of the people’. The truth is that UKIP is a pro-immigration party that exists to lobby for the interests of the City of London.”



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It’s money innit.


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