March 7th, 2014

Media Movements: Janine Gibson Heir Apparent to Rusbridger

Hotly tipped by MediaGuido in the past, Janine Gibson is coming home from the US to be deputy editor of Guardian News & Media and editor-in-chief of the Guardian website. Cementing her position as the heir apparent to Alan Rusbridger. Fair play to her for celebrating her good news appropriately:

Gibson’s main rival to the job Katharine Viner replaces Gibson as US editor, leaving her position in Australia. She is replaced by Emily Wilson, who was UK network editor of the Guardian website. Rusbridger spent an hour today explaining the moves to some hundred staff who, according to reports, were not too happy…

Privately educated Janine has previously been media editor and editor of the G3 supplement, so as a candidate she is from outside of news and features but is more than just a techie. The promotion leaves her back in Kings Place and in line for the throne…


  1. 1
    OnMeds says:



  2. 3
    Sir William Wayde says:

    She could very well be the Guardian’s last editor.


    • 13
      Lord Stansted says:



    • 26
      Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

      Somehow I don’t think the Trough-ocracy of the Left (BBC, Charities, Quangos, Academia, Civil Servants,etc.) will ever let that happen. It’s their Organ, as Lord Gnome would say.


    • 45
      JH-230912384590231-1 says:

      If she can lose £1 million per week as well as readers, I’m sure she will fit right in.

      I’m sure Polly’s lips are sore from kissing her arse at every opportunity.

      Tick tock. Every single leftist vanity project dies on its arse the second the inflow of cash from Daddy stops.

      No different for the Naugiard.


      • 97
        A Wimmin says:

        A woman replacing a woman replacing a woman replacing a woman. Maybe we can now look forward to some decent knitting patterns and cookery advice.

        … Oh, and how to clean properly behind the fridge.


    • 53
      Selohesra says:

      Big baps ! Will they be introducing page 3?


  3. 4
    Buss-pass Elvis says:



  4. 5
    Guido's offer says:

    £1 for The Guardian. Still on? Upped the offer?


    • 51
      RomaBob.... working hard for you! says:

      I suspect you would have to sell your soul to the Devil to believe in the crap the Grauniad spouts daily.


      • 56
        Aardvark says:

        10 million died last century from Communist Socialism, it can’t be that bad, otherwise it would not have been so popular.

        I’m sure we can trust the wealthy elite when it comes to taking our money and spending it on themselves.

        Look at the roaring success of N Korea – if only we too could have our own Guardian-led Socialist revolution.

        Chavistas march to Islington!


        • 65
          Sir William Wayde says:

          More like 100 million.


          • Aardvark says:

            Sorry – slip of the key

            100 million died in the glorious cause of state socialism, as promoted by The Guardian and its Public School bosses.

            If only Britain could too enjoy the wonders of State control, instead of all this messy Capitalism.

            But then all the privately educated Guardianistas would have to send their kids to State schools – now that will never happen!


  5. 6
    • 9
      Paniagua V5.1 says:

      Last time I dealt with one of these parasites was when I checked the invoices to find out that they were charging to send an email saying basically ‘no problem’ to my ‘thank you’ email to the one they sent that actually contained something.

      The utter money grubbing bastards *Without prejudice*


    • 10
      Joyce Thacker says:

      I like it.


    • 98
      Pond water says:

      What a simply LOVELY pink smartphone…

      I wonder what his speciality is!?


  6. 8
    Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:


    Got to love those Champagne Socialist principles.


  7. 14
    A Picture is worth a thousand words says:


  8. 21
    Anonymous says:

    Can she spell?


  9. 23
    Jesus, pal of mo says:

    Public school and Oxbridge, standard Graun stuff.
    Preach equality and practise elitism.


    • 91
      comp kid says:

      Surely no one takes these hypocrites seriously?


    • 101
      A wondering mistral says:

      This must be what they teach them at all these ‘private’ schools. There are just SO many of them, what other reason can there be to explain it?


  10. 25
    • 102
      An industrial legend in my own time says:

      The Institute of Directors will be absolutely livid with him!

      Well said Mike, keep sticking the boot into this idiot millipede.


  11. 27
    Kopikat says:

    Why doesn’t Jack Dromey use Microsoft Word?

    Because he prefers PDF files!


  12. 28
    C O (Ξ6) says:

    And R-Fed upper house has said that it supports Cr!mea’s bid to join the R-Fed.


    The use of language must stick in the EU’s craw nicely… :-)


    • 37
      Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

      Rise up brave people of Venezuela and kick out your murderous socialist overlords.

      They may murder our students, our beauty queens and our boxers, but they’ll never take our freedom.



  13. 30
    Dusty Bin says:

    Guardian is tripe! Hardly read it online!


    • 41
      The Guardian advertiser says:

      If Guido stop mentioning it another 500,000 media savvy people would not know it was a newspaper. Is Guido paid to advertise it? In Rusbridger pocket is Guido!


  14. 31
    Owen Jones,Guest Moderator says:

    The submissions from people trying to become PornHub’s creative director are brilliant. SFW is a requirement


  15. 32
    I'm so young ish. says:

    Looks like she uses a more flatering picture from her school days on the twiter thingy.


  16. 33
    Daly Male says:

    Preoccupied with “wimin” matters perhaps. Being Inter Wimin Day and all, it seems a bit ominous. Plus that Zoe woman grinning al over Brillo doesn’t help. Nothing of worth to say, fell asleep.

    Still the coach work looks splendid so perhaps a page three editor page would be in order.

    Rusk bridge can do one now.


  17. 42
    Baroness ashton ate my beaver says:

    Big deal!

    I will still hide all the guardian copies under a few copies of the mail in my local Tesco.


  18. 43
    Daly Male says:

    ‘Our president… Barraco Barner': Lancashire beautician sparks worldwide Twitter ridicule after getting Obama’s name spectacularly wrong in tweet about Ukraine crisis.

    Fucking hell. Twenty years old. Wouldn’t trust the bimbo with my beauty.


  19. 46
    Reggie Reader says:

    She may be heir presumptive, but she is not heir apparent. An heir apparent will succeed subject to not dying before the present holder since no one else can establish a better claim to the succession.


  20. 49
    Blowing Donkey Whistles says:

    guess it’s gotta be this moniker for a while more.


  21. 52
    Blowing Donkey Whistles says:

    i am going to have to start re-reading all about operation countryman – ‘cos the names of pa3do cops have been withheld for some or other reasons.


  22. 55
    Blowing Donkey Whistles says:

    A Starter i guess and now knowing that all 43 police farces were systemically corrupt.


  23. 57
    Bernard Manning says:

    One utter tit replaced by a pair of tits


  24. 59
    Anonymous says:

    Meanwhile the muzzies contimue their plan to dominate poor old whitey englanders.

    An alleged plot to oust some Birmingham head teachers and make their schools adhere to more Islamic principles is being investigated, it has emerged.


  25. 60
    non taxable pikey says:

    Salafi takeover of Birmingham schools.

    More multicultural harmony.


    • 85
      East India Company Wallah says:

      That is a false flag
      Council in Birmingham is labour run and one of the most corrupt in the world
      They are tightening their grip on the few schools they have left,it is these same parents who have kept Birmingham a labour shithole for all but four of the last thirty years
      Postal vote banana republic 2005


      • 94
        JH-230912384590231-1 says:

        To paraphrase Bernard Manning, I walked along Broad St in Birmingham the other day.

        I felt like the fucking white spot on a Domino.


  26. 63
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    And her deputy at some point will be the twerp who does the Diary, Hugh Muir.


  27. 64
    Anonymous says:

    Will the Guardian still be publishing by the time the AR departs?


  28. 66
    Bernard Hyphen-Howe says:

    My lads are beyond reproach, which they confirmed to me without prejudice only today while being videoed by their legal council just so there’s no funny business later.

    Mind Howe you go. (See what I did there!)


    • 75
      #Barracobarner says:

      So far corruption, racism, lies, made up evidence, collusion and false reporting of statistics haven’t moved you?

      Just what will it take for you to resign? We know gunning down innocents on the tube won’t be a resigning issue. what will?


  29. 67
    The Underclass says:

    Nice tits!


    • 69
      Finding MeMo says:

      She looks a bit hefty though. Reckon she’s got quite a rubber ring going on in the belly region.

      Its those supersize portions over there will have done that. Once the resident stiletto’s of Grun Towers have started undermining her through objectification she’ll slim down.


  30. 68
    Bill Quango MP says:

    When Is Rusbridger going to get a decent haircut?
    I expect he thinks the mop-flop makes him look trendy yet techie. Like a cool Alan Bennett.

    Sorry. It doesn’t.


  31. 70
    Trying to be PC but failing says:

    Crackin Norks!


  32. 71
    David Cameron says:

    If I become Prime Minister, no one in a bank that has received a state bailout will receive more than £2000 bonus.


  33. 72
    Trying to be PC but failing says:

    Imagine sitting across the table from them at an editorial meeting.
    Bloody marvelous.

    My guardian angel tells me i should say shes probably a really clever woman with an independent mind and with a lot to give.

    Me , I cant stop thinking about her norks


  34. 74
    Trying to be PC but failing says:

    doesnt Rustybugger loook like hes cracking one off on the photo

    definitely at the vinegar stroke if you ask me


    • 84
      Tin foil top hat says:

      I just retched.

      Maybe it’s “call me” Dave or Millitwat giving him head just below the frame.


  35. 79
    Higella says:

    Is it my long-lost twin sister?


  36. 86
    Old Blue Eyes says:

    She’ll have her knockers in Kings Place


  37. 88
    Jamie Oliver says:

    What’s Nigel Slater doing with that bird from the Guardian?


  38. 95
    JH-230912384590231-1 says:

    I hope this reshuffle necessitates a complete remodelling of Kings Place, with the pre-requisite bullshit blue-sky-thinking mind-spaces and utterly impractical over-priced furnture.

    I bet all this fucking stupid arsehole bullshit is starting to look a bit shabby and dated now.

    Time to replace it all with something even more idotic, hackneyed and derivative.

    And expensive, of course. Because they are worth it.


    • 103
      An industrial legend in my own time says:

      That all looks like an early 1960s version of a Wimpey bar.


  39. 96
    UKIP Edant says:

    She may be coming from America, but can we leave phrases like “outside of” over there? Awful pollution we’ve imported.


  40. 107
    Anonymous says:

    “Janine Gibson is coming home”
    Lets hope the job on the top of her task pile, desk-wise, is determining the veracity of a hacked alleged conversation between a top male Ukrainian politician and a top female EU representative. With regard to false flag operations in that splintered country. Although the fact that a people’s referendum is being denounced as illegal(sic), offers a clue as to the true form of demockracy being pushed.


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