January 28th, 2014

Sky News Political Editor Runners and Riders

The race is on for one of the best jobs in SW1, so as ever Guido gives you the runners and riders to replace Adam Boulton:

  • Nick Watt - Said to be a favourite, Watt is strong on TV and has built a decent broadcast reputation on the Sunday Politics. Bit Guardian-y though.
  • George Parker -  FT pol ed Parker likes to think he invented the whole political journalist turned pundit and paper reviewer thing.
  • Nick Robinson - Mischievously tipped for a move across from the BBC to Sky News, Robbo is said to want to become a Beeb “institution” instead. Fancies himself as the next John Sargeant.
  • Laura Kuenssberg - Guido’s favourite presenter, the ITV News business editor is heading back to the BBC to be Newsnight’s chief correspondent. Is rumoured to have turned down the possibility of a last minute change of mind.
  • Tom Newton Dunn - The Sun’s political editor is a good bet to make the move to broadcast at some point, being strong on telly.
  • Joey Jones - Will surely do the job one day, though his bosses are said to be looking for someone “more exotic” to replace Boulton.
  • Cathy Newman - Channel 4’s Cathy from Dulwich is persistent, as Nick Clegg has found out. But would she want to stand outside Downing Street at 10pm every night?

It’s wide open…


115 Comments

  1. 1
    retardEd Miliband says:

    It ith a Thky Newth Political Editor vacanthy cwy-thith.

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  2. 2
    Newsfox says:

    My bet is Bob Carolgees.

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  3. 3
    Mr Thomas, London says:

    My vote is for Joey Jones. Ne’s superb imho.

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    • 24
      cep says:

      With you there.

      Anyone know the name of the ‘wide boy’ type who does the markets on Sky News..?

      I think it’s markets….

      A bit ‘geezery’, but good.

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  4. 4
    Mrs Ganesh says:

    I vote for Janan Ganesh

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  5. 5

    Whoever, watch your waistline because Adam didn’t.

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  6. 6
    retardEd Miliband says:

    Ith that photo Photothopped, or did you weally get all the people to thtand nextht to each other in outer thpathe?

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  7. 7
    Peter Grimes says:

    Toenails Robinson is ALREADY a dyed-in-the-wool Beeb institution – it shows in his slavish commentary following the Leftist line, complete with requisite sound-bites..

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  8. 8
    Mitch says:

    Cathy Newman is too frosty. If she relaxed a bit but stayed sharp then Yes.

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  9. 10

    My results on the newspaper poll:

    You’re:
    centre-right – * less of the centre please
    pro-business – * check
    consider yourself influential – * don’t really give a FF
    only moderately interested in breasts – *MAMMOTH FAIL*

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  10. 14
    My head hurts says:

    I can’t believe no one has mentioned Jo Coburn. An incisive, non partisan, intellectual interviewer (snigger)

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  11. 15
    Nemesis says:

    I just wish Sky would replace that fat, smug bastard Eamonn Holmes on Sky News in the mornings. Anybody would do as a replacement for the self-loving preening sod.

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  12. 19

    Go on Mr Robinson, make the jump from the dark side….

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    • 41
      Hugh Janus says:

      Reputed to have right-ish tendencies, so how does he cope with the Beeb? Must feel like a fish out of water.

      Joey Jones is consistently good in my view – calm, sensible, doesn’t say “ah” every third word and generally a good, all-round egg.

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      • 48
        FFS says:

        Right-wing compared to the rest of the Beeb maybe!

        That myth started because he used to be a member of the Young Cons at Uni, but as everyone knows, the Young Cons have the best parties….

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      • 72
        Peter Grimes says:

        Surprised that you of all posters here fall for that particular canard, Huge.

        Toenails is pure Leftoid scum!

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    • 102
      I agree with Nick says:

      A fan of girly big rears, I hear. The Sky bike could stay in the office.

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  13. 21
    Gooey Blob says:

    Still 15 months to go and yet the Tories are almost level with Labour in two latest polls. This isn’t going to end well for the reds, a massacre looks to be on the cards.

    We’ll have to invent a new word for the electoral disaster heading Miliband’s way. How about “Milibattered”, as in “Labour are going to get Milibattered”? Equally we could use Ed’s first name, eg “Labour will be decimatEd”.

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  14. 25
    Ed the Eunuch says:

    Who cares? They are all crap!

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  15. 28
    Is that justice for the thousands who died? says:

    This evil ugly c-unt, who’s already retired and living on a nice fat pension, has agreed to be struck off, despite the fact she’s, er, already retired. Yeah, that’ll show her!

    So this is what happens when you preside over neglect, bullying and deaths. UI hope she and all like her get cancer and die slowly and painfully.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25933270

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    • 30
      Is that justice for the thousands who died? says:

      The face of a psychopath

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    • 34
      Mitch says:

      It’s difficult to disagree with you.

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      • 44
        Is that justice for the thousands who died? says:

        I’ll tell you who WOULD disagree with me. Jasmin Beckett. Like all Labour robots her age, she thinks everything Labour did was great.

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    • 77
      Peter Grimes says:

      Phew!!
      For a moment there I thought you were referring to Saint Margaret Hodge who the Beeb seem to find hours for every time she finds a problem with public spending. The dopey cow never says that it was generally ZaNuLaB who got us into the shit in the first place. I wonder why!

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  16. 32
    Dr Johnson says:

    I thought that Sky’s answer in all staff related matters was to give it to the one with the biggest tits. Hence Bolton and Holmes.

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    • 50
      Mustapha Djinn says:

      My money is on the only TV presenter with experience, personal charm, brains, gravitas and great personality – Bruce Forsyth !

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    • 61
      Pdubya says:

      I almost agree with you but would have phrased it slightly differently, namely
      ” thought that Sky’s answer in all staff related matters was to give it to the biggest tit. Hence Bolton and Holmes.”

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  17. 36
    Ron Barras says:

    Just give it to the Sky news crime correspondent, they’re full qualified already

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  18. 37
    Is that justice for the thousands who died? says:

    The envy of the world?

    A midwife at the Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust dragged a partly-naked patient out of a bathroom and told him: “You are no longer a human being but an animal,” a misconduct hearing is to be told. Bonka Kostova also shouted “I hate you” at the 73-year-old man, who suffered from Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s.

    Vote Labour for more of this.

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  19. 38
    FFS says:

    Brian Walden is still alive

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  20. 40
    Arthur Daley says:

    who gives a shit?

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  21. 43
    Jimmy says:

    It just has to be Kay hasn’t it?

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  22. 45
    Jasmin Beckett is a total fucktard says:

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  23. 68
    James McEwan says:

    Joey Barton speaks French.

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  24. 74
    The British media are cunts says:

    Sophie Ridge? She might spout shite like the rest of the media hacks but she’s good eye candy.

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  25. 85
    Sunderland is a Labour ghetto thats why its shyte. says:

    My money is on either Kuessenberg or Newmand with 1st prederence for Newman.

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  26. 95
    dai cisively says:

    its either jane hunter-dunn or olivia newton-john

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  27. 96
    Magnolia says:

    Robinson is a bit abrasive and smarmy but his knowledge of history is good.
    Watt is a love but much too embedded with lefty ideas.
    I don’t recognise two of the men and much as I should welcome the choice of a woman, I just can’t warm to those two, they give off no warmth to the audience.
    Joey is handsome, easy on the eye, calm and unflappable.
    Joey for 007!

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  28. 99
    Percy Thrower says:

    What, no mention of Jon Craig? It’s a blinking disgrace!

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  29. 100
    TEIFION says:

    can some one remind me whose left SKY ?

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  30. 101
    lescrompsblogg says:

    What no Emily Maitlis she’s definitely got the legs for Sky

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  31. 103
    catwin says:

    Does anyone use the BBC, Sky or ITV for news and comment any longer?

    Apart from the Eastenders and Coronation St watching classes that is.

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  32. 104
    Phfellow2004 says:

    Frankly, when it comes to any serious voter opinion, all these presenters/commentators are a load of overpaid geeks. These people generally annoy and not influence and voters are not stupid because they can spot their political stances. Why the BBC, Channel 4, Sky should give these twerps such substantial remuneration amazes me!

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  33. 114
    Lucky Lollipop says:

    Laura to Newsnight. Sweet.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-21895496

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  34. 115
    Peter Grimes says:

    It’s settled. It’s the minxy Kuenssberg bint with a sly squint!

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Early start: appearing on Breakfast With Frost, to be broadcast from 11 Downing Street. The Chancellor [Gordon Brown] is grouchily amiable, but so earnest — and still biting his fingernails to the quick.

After the show, he took us upstairs to his flat. He lives above No 10, while Blair and family are in the No 11 duplex, which is bigger and more like a proper house.

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