December 16th, 2013

Guardian US Boss Out After a Year

CEO of Guardian US Michael Bloom has quit. He had only been in the job for just over a year but Guardian Media Group have today announced he “will leave the company to pursue other opportunities”. No replacement has been lined up so new deputy chief executive David Pemsel is brought in to cover. It’s only the US market after all. Axe-wielding GMG CEO Andrew Miller insists the company is “firing on all cylinders”. Well quite…


  1. 1
    Ralph Milliband from beyond the grave says:

    The Guardian UK is already bankrupt

    Quite how The Guardian expects to sell in the US, when they spend half their time slagging ‘The Great Satan’ off.

    The Left, the result is always the same bankruptcy.

  2. 2
    Toxic Labour for Spongers, Parasites, Immingrants and Criminals says:

    V1le Milliband strikes again!

  3. 3
    Chinky Davey says:

    Who gives a flying fucking monkey fuck who works at the fucking Guardian? I once worked near their offices in London, every single member of their staff is an utter fucking middle class hipster arrogant c/u/n/t. Utter fucking scum, even the local p1keys and r@gheads had better manners than those wankers. The best thing that could happen there would be a huge fucking fire.

  4. 4
    Johann Hari says:

    CEO of Guardian US Michael Bloom has left his job. He had only been in it for just over a year but Guardian Media Group have today announced he “will leave the company to pursue other opportunities”. No replacement has been lined up so new deputy chief executive David Pemsel has been brought in to cover.

    I asked GMG CEO Andrew Miller – a personal friend – about the matter. “Firing on all cylinders” he muttered, while unable to meet my penetrating gaze.

    I knew he is desperate to have me for the job. But is it big enough for me?

    I am yet to decide.

  5. 5
    William says:

    You don’t buy it then?

  6. 6
    Hilda Roberts says:

    I think, on the basis of his limited vocabulary, Chinkey Davey must be a stand-up comedian. It is rare for Modern British Comedians to criticise Guardian types.

  7. 7
    cured lefty says:

    The worst thing is. They believe the shite they publish

  8. 8
    TipToe. says:

    The Labour Party.

  9. 9
    Dopey Dave Cast Iron Cameron says:

    Being the modern, extreme-left progressive man that I am I pledge to continue using public funds to subsidise the Guardian Media Group through the advertising of public sector jobs – the GMG work tirelessly from their tax havens and Tuscan villas, using unpaid interns when needed, to rail against inequality and campaign for ever higher levels of i m m i g r a t i o n and more diversity in our hideously monocultural racist nation.

  10. 10
    albacore says:

    You need look no further than that front page
    For the greatest replacement of the age
    As P M he might not cut the mustard
    Him and The Guardian – prunes and custard

  11. 11
    Blowing Whistles says:

    ‘Firing’ from the top down is what the BBC needs – preferably with real guns.

  12. 12
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Oi you dumbclutz – are you ‘still in denial’ that you are a complete twat – who has no and will never have any credibility – ditto your mate D Aaronovitch?

  13. 13
    Rip Van Winkle says:


  14. 14
    Gooey Blob says:

    UkipLab trolls out in force again I see. If you want to live in a socialist “paradise” go and live in Hollande’s France.

  15. 15
    An Irish Trickster says:

    Mr Michael Bloom ate with relish the inner organs of beasts and fowls. He liked thick giblet soup, nutty gizzards, a stuffed roast heart, liver slices fried with crustcrumbs, fried hencod’s roe. Most of all he liked grilled mutton kidneys which gave his palate a fine tang of faintly scented urine.

  16. 16
    Jimmy says:

    Conservative expense ‘fiddler’ Nadhim Zahawi the MP for Stratford-on-Avon wants child benefit stopped for people who have more than two children.

    Millionaire MP Mr Zahawi was recently discovered charging the taxpayer almost £6000 per year to heat his 20 horse stables and to heat his stable manager’s mobile home. He claimed it was a mistake, however, if an ordinary person was to make a ‘mistake’ like this, they would be splashed across the Sun, Mail and Express, be held up as ‘typical’ of the working class ‘plebs’ referred to as ‘idlers’ shirkers’ and ‘scroungers’ and hounded to within and inch of their lives and would certainly face prosecution and prison. But if you are the millionaire Tory MP close friend of PM David Cameron you get to get away with your ‘indiscretion’, in much the same way that Liberal Democrat MP David Laws did when he was discovered fiddling over £50,000 housing allowances, he got a slapped wrist and given a week off. Mr Laws has now been brought back into the government and rewarded for his little ‘indiscretion’.

  17. 17
    Gooey Blob says:

    You should see the telly schedules, there’s nothing worth watching all week. I don’t know how they have the nerve to demand 140-odd quid a year to parade this array of cobblers before us nightly.

  18. 18
    Jimmy says:

    And he is currently claiming £170,234 for his expenses and second home from the taxpayer, the man just loves to claim! He has 31 acres of land in Warwickshire, with stables run as a livery yard registered in the “Register of Members’ Interests” as Zahawi & Zahawi Ltd. Zahawi is also a registered owner of a residential property in Putney, which he bought for £1.85 million in December 2005. Zahawi & Zahawi Ltd is a business consultancy company registered to the same Putney address with Companies House. He also has three rental flats in London, and is a non executive director of a London-based specialist recruitment company called “SThree”, from which he had a monthly salary of £2,916,67. He also founded YouGov Pollsters and is a registered shareholder. Lynton Crosby the PM’s lobbyist spin doctor also happens to be a director of YouGov.

  19. 19
    Sir William Wayde says:

    For any American readers who may never have heard of the “guardian” (as they insist in styling it), think of the NYT, but with less political balance, better cricket coverage, and a layout from the 1980s rather than the 1880s.

  20. 20
    Jimmy says:

    First this Tory controlled coalition government came for the disabled, the sick, the poor and the vulnerable and the unemployed and you rejoiced at others’ hardship because you didn’t think they meant you – now they are starting to come for you and your family and your security is at risk, what do you think now? This is just the start – still think it’s a good idea to vote Conservative?

  21. 21
    A Stratford voter says:

    Yes, but does he ride to hounds?

  22. 22
    Jimmy says:

    Remember we are all just one accident or illness away from being sick and disabled and we are all just one pay day away from being unemployed.

    It affects *YOU* too!

    Same old stinking hypocritical, lying, deceitful, incompetent Tories!

  23. 23
    Jimmy says:

    Follow the money, there is always a ‘cunning plan’ to take away from the poor and now the squeezed middle and give to the rich with everything the Tories do. They give with one hand and take three times more away with the other.

  24. 24
    Jimmy says:

    Not to be outdone Conservative Chairman millionaire Grant Shapps aka Michael Green aka Sebastian Fox of ‘dodgy’ website notoriety yesterday waded into the argument with another ‘Shappsism’, he goes one step further, not only does he want to rob and bludgeon and take money off the poor with more than two children, he wants all people all are unemployed to stop receiving all child benefit. So if you lose your job and are struggling, millionaire Tory MP Grant Shapps thinks it would be cool to make your struggle even harder by taking away help with child support.

  25. 25
    Jammy says:

    I’m afraid you’ll have to come up with something more convincing than Soviet-style demonisation and the conjuring of some imaginary fiendish plot against the noble workers.

  26. 26
    Jimmy says:

    I’d chase the c-unt with hounds until he dropped down dead.

  27. 27
    The Atlantic says:

    Is Mr Bloom a yankee, or some other sort of low-life?

  28. 28
    Jimmy says:

    And another thing…..

  29. 29
    A Stratford Voter says:


  30. 30
    The One Show's Mat Bay'kah says:

    Wahay! There’s allwis the One Show, like! You can count how many times I drop a T in the middle of a word, like, and how many times I forget to drop a T from the middle of a word. Count them all up, like, and at the end of the show, like, you can compare the figures.

    There really is no other reason to watch The One Show.

  31. 31
    Mandela Bolshevik Broadcasting Company says:

    We,ve just increased our order by another 15K copies per day…..

    every bit of bia/sed prop/aganda helps in so many different ways

    & remember where the funds come from for this continuing largesse

  32. 32
    Jimmy says:

    Race has nothing to do with it. He’s a fraudster and should be imprisoned. Oh of course, Tory and Liberal fraudsters get away with it, don’t they?

  33. 33
    Why isn't David Laws in prison? says:

    “he got a slapped wrist and given a week off.”

    “he got a slapped wrist and given a week offon full pay.”

    I just thought that bit needed adding/emphasising.

    Vote UKIP.

  34. 34
    Jimmy says:

    Bollocks. He’s a fraudster, isn’t he?

  35. 35
    Jimmy says:

    Swivel on it, sockpuppet. This is serious debate.

  36. 36
    Reader says:

    I agree. That comment really is tripe.

  37. 37
    Tony Blair's shredded expenses says:

    “Tory and Liberal fraudsters get away with it, don’t they?”

    It’s disgusting.

  38. 38
    Jimmy says:

    The Liberal Democrats are not much better, in fact in many ways they are worse, they are enabling this government to privatise the NHS. Cut ESA and declare terminally ill people and disabled people fit to work. They hide behind falsified unemployment figures and pretend there is a recovery when it is just an over inflating housing bubble. They are helping them pass legislation that enables them to charge poor people the bedroom tax. They help to make people homeless, they turn a blind eye to the escalating numbers of foodbanks and the fact that the Red Cross has put out an appeal for help in providing food parcels to British citizens and that Save the Children and Shelter are warning of a catastrophe in child abuse and child homelessness that has soared over the past three years

  39. 39
    Jimmy Onions says:

    By gosh Jimmy, somebody has certainly wound your spring up today, I hadn’t realised school holidays had started today.

  40. 40
    Jimmy says:

    Did David Cameron’s millionaire parents collect family allowance for him and his THREE siblings?
    Until recently David Cameron collected child benefit (and other benefits) for his children.
    George Osborne collected child benefit for his children.

  41. 41
    Labour's supporters are worthless subhuman retarded filth says:

    “take money off the poor with more than two children”

    No, he wants to stop giving other people’s money to people with more than two children. There’s an important difference there, can you see it? Probably not.

    And why do poor people have more than two children anyway? I can picture the dribbling mongs in their shitty council flats right now..

    “Oooh, love, I’ve only just met you but I think that – because I’m poor – you should get me up the duff. I mean, I can barely afford the two kids I’ve already got so another one would be a really smart move.”

    “What did you say yer name is again?”

  42. 42
    Jimmy says:

    Should the c-unt be prosecuted or not?

  43. 43
    Jimmy says:

    So the last two sentences of my post are acceptable to you, are they?

  44. 44
    Labour's supporters are worthless subhuman retarded filth says:

    “to charge poor people the bedroom tax”

    Oh dear. You’re incapable to learning, aren’t you?

    “Save the Children and Shelter are warning of a catastrophe in child abuse and child homelessness that has soared over the past three years”

    Five years. That’s what they said. Five. Wasn’t there a Labour government during the last five years?

    Why, yes. Yes there was.

  45. 45
    Gooey Blob says:

    Dear oh dear.

    In whose interests is it to lift the working classes into the middle class? Certainly not Labour.

    Take a good hard look at the hard-left socialists currently leading Labour. They keep the sub-working class down in order to continue to harvest their votes. Not that I particularly want to defend them, but most Tories at least believe in giving people opportunities to better themselves.

  46. 46
    Jimmy says:

    Man leaves paper.

    What a scoop!

  47. 47
    Labour's supporters are worthless subhuman retarded filth says:

    “Until recently David Cameron collected child benefit (and other benefits) for his children.”

    Other benefits? Until recently? You mean “until the very disabled one died”?

  48. 48
    Nick Clogg says:

    Any measures to stem the flow of immigrants to this country would be illegal, immoral and undesirable.

  49. 49
    Jimmy's toolbag says:

    To be fair Jimmy you had 13 years to put a stop to that so why didn’t you? Much like all this faux bleating about tax avoidance when you had plenty of oppourtunity to deal with it. No good whining now.

  50. 50
    Knob Ed says:

    Well thed!

  51. 51
    Labour's supporters are worthless subhuman retarded filth says:

    Well, allow me to adjudicate.

    Yes. Yes, he should be prosecuted. I’d say, “limitless fine and very long prison sentence.”

    And not in an open prison, like all the lucky Labour thieves were sent to.

  52. 52
    Gooey Blob says:

    You like using this “millionaire” word a lot, don’t you? Why should it matter to you that someone else has plenty of money? Good luck to ‘em.

    The politics of envy are not attractive.

  53. 53
    Cabbage says:

    Sounds to me like Jimmy is about to lose his child benefit. Never seen him so active about something. Personally I’ve already lost all of mine so I’ll never vote for the cons again for that and 101 other reasons.

  54. 54
    Concerned of Brixton says:

    Go easy on the crystal meth Jimmy.

  55. 55
    Jammy says:

    Your post wasn’t about Zahawi, but a general swipe against The government and/or the Tories.

  56. 56
    Labour's supporters are worthless subhuman retarded filth says:

    Labour were way too busy flooding the country with immigrants to rub the right’s nose in it, and starting illegal wars and killing hundreds of thousands of civilians, and covering up the mass slaughter in the NHS deathcamps, and awarding Kighthoods to the worst of the bankers, to actually have any time left over to run the UK properly.

  57. 57
    Plecostomus says:

    Alex Jones is one bloody good reason.

  58. 58
    Jimmy says:

    And furthermore….

  59. 59
    Mark Thompson, NYT, says:

    I’ll have you know, I’m as unbalanced as anybody!
    And OUR NFL coverage is better. Ed Miliband told me.
    So there!

  60. 60
    Fred from Bethnal Green says:

    Good …..Now just fcuk off !!

    you EUSSR co/ck su/cking legalised bum sex sli/me

  61. 61
    the LibDem's supporters are worthless subhuman retarded filth says:

    Looking to get a new patio/conservatory built cheaply, are we?

  62. 62
    Jimmy says:


  63. 63
    Jimmy says:

    Let’s not forget the c-unt Huhne

  64. 64
    Jimmy says:

    Incapable ‘to’ learning? Knob

  65. 65
    Jimmy Onions says:

    If he’s done something illegal then yes, but remember HOC expenses don’t come under HMRC control, they come under a magical book that all parties use, use the HMRC laws, us plebs have enforced on us.

  66. 66
    Vote UKIP says:

    I can think of 33 billion reasons not to vote for the Cons; £11 billion foreign aid and £22 billion EU protection money.

    Plus 50+ billion reasons, all labelled “HS2″.

    And the Roma invasion that Cameron’s about to allow.

    And the fact that Cameron’s a c*nt. That’s another good reason.

  67. 67
    Monica says:

    “Oh of course, Tory and Liberal fraudsters get away with it, don’t they?”

    Oh dear, Jimmy. Did you really think we would post trying to excuse a scumbag just becasue he is a Tory.

    I’d happily hold him down if you wanted to spank his face with a spade.

  68. 68
    Jimmy says:

    Actually not – well past that.

    But I get very mad when you get the ‘big C’ and after paying 40 years NI an the c-unts make it almost impossible to claim sickness benefits, but it’s OK for this Zahawi barsteward to claim for his geegee manager’s heating as a necessary expense an fuckin’ gets away with it.

  69. 69
    Gooey Blob says:

    Ed told you that? Did he square it with Len first?

  70. 70
    cured lefty says:

    Fuckin hell .jimmy i’d presumed that you had done us a favour and dropped dead!

  71. 71
    Blue Peter Goldfish says:

    Never knew they had a US Guardian, if it’s full of leftie whinger articles like the UK version CIF comments should be good especially from the red neck states or do they just ban everybody in Alabama?.

  72. 72
    Monica says:

    You’re welcome to slag off troughing Tory scum all you like here, Jimbo. You can slag off some Labour troughers too if you like.

  73. 73
    Johann Hari says:

    I was having a schizophrenic episode when I did that brazen copying. I could see angels entering the office.

    In other words, I am blameless and will soon be The Left’s darling once again.

  74. 74
    Monica says:

    Hahaha! Why don’t you go and find that Simon B guy and have a serious debate with him

  75. 75
    Monica says:

    Fucksake, Jimmy. Find him and do a citizens arrest. We’re not stopping you

  76. 76
    Monica says:

    Answer the points he mnade, Jimbo.

  77. 77
    Corleone Guaranteed Construction says:

    But that all depends on who is supporting the foundations !

    Please list all suitable candidates below :-

  78. 78
    Monica says:

    Surely, Cabbage, you’d still get child benefit if you simply off-shored your income into a family trust.
    It’s what all the best people do.

  79. 79
    Monica says:

    He started off well, but flew into a tantrum when he realised we all agreed with his initial point about the troughing MP.

  80. 80
    Jimmy Onions says:

    13 years of Liebour destroyed the principles of benefits and a health service for all, to them using benefits to control the braindead in society and mop up or keep them off the employment register so it looked good, they forgot it takes taxes to keep benefits and a health service going so they destroyed the middle classes and to help it a long a little further they removed the immigration doors so even their own faithful tribal followers are now getting hurt.

  81. 81
    Lady Lord says:

    Take responsibility for your own actions.
    If you want ten children that just fine.
    But don’t expect everyone else to pay you to support your hobby.

  82. 82
    JH-495-09430 says:

    The Guardian has form in its ‘dealings’ with the US.

    See the hilarious results.

    Only a complete twat would organise something like that. No way would they end up being the editor of Newsnight.

    Oh, hang on, this is the left we are talking about here…

  83. 83
    Eric Hobsbawn's Fabian Solutions says:

    To be fair Jimmy isn’t against millionaires per se just Tory ones. After all he never has a go at the Millionaires on the Labour benches including the current leader.

  84. 84
    I reckon says:

    Just 75 mins of total output from BBC on Christmas Day is of interest to me

  85. 85
    Blue Peter Goldfish says:

    Much as I would like to claim to be prescient, where the Guardian is concerned it is all too predictable, wonder what the moderated/unprintable comments were like… mutha fu88rs, shotgun etc.

  86. 86
    Mrs M Hodge says:

    I agree

  87. 87
    Wipe Out 2015 says:

    A nice spit in the face to all the native Britons trying to find work in their own country.

    Crawl off back to Brussels and your masters. And take all the perverts, n0nces and gropers that infest your crappy party with you.

  88. 88
    Bert Camus says:

    I have never heard of this person in my life.

    Looking at his photo I bet he has bad breath.

    God he really is ugly too.

    Is he a Socialist?

  89. 89
    Cahuzac is still at liberty says:

    I think you will find that most of Hollande’s kind could sit happily alongside Cameron.

  90. 90
    The finest socialist economist barred from the highest office because he cannot stop unzipping his t says:

    Hollande’s Socialist friends in Montpellier have passed off the following expenses on those they are supposed to be serving:

    1. 1,750 euros on cigars

    2. 55,000 euros on wine

    3. a 40 million euro overspend on their new Town Hall

    Have a nice day

  91. 91
    Jason Bourne says:

    You’ll find that the spook correspondent’s position is vacant.

  92. 92
    Freddy the Fly says:


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