November 11th, 2013

Katz Steals Another Pinky Inky for Newsnight

Face-for-radio Chris Cook is leaving the Pink’un to become policy editor at Newsnight. Regular readers will remember Chris from his fair and balanced reporting of a certain Pearson-owned exam board, as well his long, long, long vendetta against Michael Gove, after working for his predecessor in the Tory education brief David Willetts. Seriously though, Guido and Chris settled differences over many beers not long ago in some trendy media hangout we both happened to be in. He wishes him the best of luck. The ‘semi-Tory’ is jumping just as the FT flirts with switching back to Labour…


  1. 1
    Who is this geezer? says:

    “Guido and Chris settled differences over many beers not long ago in some trendy media hangout ”

    We don’t fucking care.

  2. 2
    East India Company Wallah says:

    Another lefty for Newsnight
    Plus ca change

  3. 3
    It's funny cos it's true says:

    “in some trendy media hangout we both happened to be in”

    AKA “The Jobcentre”?

  4. 4
    Fishy says:

    No wonder unemployment is coming down at a rate of knots – the BBC are recruiting like there’s no tomorrow (which, for the BBC, I hope there isn’t).

  5. 5
    The BBC says:

    We’re not biased.

    Vote Labour.

  6. 6
    john77 says:

    FT flirts with…?
    YMBJ a majority of FT columnists have never stopped supporting Labour

  7. 7
    Anonymous says:

    Can you not read?

  8. 8
    Check your fucking dog beardie says:

    Phone-hacking trial: David Blunkett believed someone ‘very, very close’ was intent on destroying his private life, court hears

  9. 9
    Owen Jones says:

    Here’s Labour’s motion on the bedroomtax for tomorrow’s debate,as drafted by Guido Fawkes.

  10. 10
    Sideboob Spongebag says:

    Another smug leftist lands a job with the BBC? My flabber is not ghasted.

  11. 11
    The British media are cunts says:

    Is it no wonder they can’t get fucking supplies into the devastated areas in the Philippines?

    Every fucking mong from the BBC seems to be flying out there. FUCK OFF YOU BBC TWATS.

  12. 12
    Up the dosage says:

    Your medication isn’t working, is it?

  13. 13
    The BBC causes global warming says:

    They can’t even report on a political story without switching to some muppet standing in Parliament Square with a microphone and an umbrella, so when the opportunity to say “there’s been a hurricane in ..” pops up, off they all trot.

    And then the BBC starts bleating about man-made global warming/climate change.

    Remember when BBC news consisted of one bloke in a studio with a piece of paper and a phone?

  14. 14
    BBC correspondant says:

    Philipino girls, boys and beaches here we come

  15. 15
    The British media are cunts says:

    Perhaps the BBC want to check that their Cocaine supplies are safe?

  16. 16
    The British media are cunts says:

    I think the trendy media place is the mens toilets on Hampstead Heath.

  17. 17
    Gooey Blob says:

    If he was educated under the “all must have prizes” culture that persists in the majority of comprehensives I wouldn’t be at all surprised…

  18. 18
    One night in Bangkok says:

    Heroin. Golden triangle territory down there.

  19. 19
    Old Hal says:

    I see there will be an opening there for B.B.

  20. 20
    Old Hal says:

    There is nothing worse than the unhappiness seen in a bookies, except for the Jobless Centre.

  21. 21
    Old Hal says:

    He destroyed it himself didn’t he

  22. 22
    Jim says:

    Is it his Vendetta rather than his education that counts at the BBC? You do not mention his School so I cannot be sure of the answer.

  23. 23
    E-Ball sy says:

    still got them by the short and curlies

  24. 24
    East India Company Wallah says:

    Gooey Blob
    I luckily am an immigrant to these shores,yes I Can Read and having read the state interventionist (mild wet) from this semi-tory I would conclude he is a bedwetter,I cannot possibly countenance the thought the BBC would hire a Free Marketeer
    Can you? Or Anonymous can you?

  25. 25
    sproggingforbenefits says:

    The beeb reports on an economy that has never applied to them . .

  26. 26
    Robert Stephenson says:

    FT will always side with Labour and the EU. It has too. It’s about he entrenched interests of the CBI and fellow travellers. The last thing that mob want is any the hoi poloi challenging its position. Hence all innovation mut be state sponsored and licensed.

  27. 27
    Captain Foulenough says:

    What the hell is wrong with them? Do they really think that price controls and nationalisation are the way forward? Can’t they learn from history? Why are they writing for an ostensibly highbrow paper?

  28. 28
    Ancient seafarer says:

    Unfortunately McDonald Hobley died many years ago. He never was successfully replaced either.

  29. 29
    but says:

    No one reads the FT and no one watches Newsnight any more.

  30. 30
    Anonymous says:

    You do, or you wouldn’t have bothered posting so.

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