April 15th, 2014

Twitter Bitch Fight of the Week: Andrew Pierce v Owen Jones

Two MediaGuido Twitter bitch fight regulars are reaching for their saucers of milk this afternoon.

Andrew Pierce and Owen Jones have fallen out again, this time over Nigel Evans.

Andrew Pierce accuses Owen Jones of lying.

Who to believe?

Is what one of them says in public is not quite the same as what he says in private. Is one of them lying? They can’t both be telling the truth. Who? 


  1. 1
    Andrew Efiong says:

    Aha, flushed out as a nasty piece of work who thinks he knows better than judge and jury!

    Why does Owen Jones get so much publicity? He’s not important and spends his time peddling ideas that have failed and failed all over the world. He doesn’t even write very well.


  2. 2
    Sosumi says:

    There is possibly a difference between Owen Jones reckoning Evans would go down and Owen Jones reckoning that Evans would be sent down.


  3. 3
    Dingbat says:

    Jones is just miffed because he wasn’t getting any.


  4. 4
    Mehdi Hasan says:

    Leave my dear Owen alone.


  5. 6
    Pitkapoika says:

    Stop quoting OJ; you’ll only encourage the little cretin.


  6. 7
    Ah! Abbott again says:

    Dangerous giant bird on the loose in Hertfordshire countryside


  7. 9
    Wayne Rooney says:

    Owen, I presume you meant ‘ highly’ paid, not high paid?


    • 48
      Gazza says:

      “He’d” should start a new sentence, and “I beg your pardon” is not a question.


      • 49
        Owen's barely literate Games teacher says:

        “Never ever” is very poor English, and conversations might be revealed, but never emptied.


        • 50
          Talented writer with no Labour Luvvie contacts says:

          What’s the application process and minimum qualifications to get a job on a national newspaper or with the BBC, Owen?


          • PDubya says:

            Interviewee: “I loathe the tories”
            Interviewer: We can use talented people like you in our organisation – How much do you want – which department would you like to head and when can you start?
            Job done.


  8. 10
    Curiously Hard says:

    Wonder if Jones did that self-satisfied little 1970’s DJ lip curl / shaky head thing he does when he’s happy too?
    Simply put, Jones is to political commentary what Russell Howard is to biting satire.
    These frequent Twitter spats are all just basically very carefully targeted pre-awareness tactics for his next ‘anti-establishment’ book, available of course, from your local tax avoiding monopoly corporation soon.
    Starve him Guido. Please.


  9. 12
    Obi Wan Kenobi Nil says:

    I have no idea who Owen Jones is! Didnt he sing “My Favourite Waste of Time”?


  10. 13
    cured lefty says:

    Jones is a no mark no talent only there cos the leftys lost hari .are any of hari’s erstwhile defenders going to try and rehabilitate him …. mmmmmm …..thought not.


  11. 14
    Right Full Rudder says:

    I’ll say this for Jones, he’s one of the few establishment arse bandits prepared to say that it’s not all right for men to go around putting their hands down other men’s pants.


  12. 15
    Anon says:

    Owen Jones is a nasty little spiteful queen. He is just scum so should be ignored.


    • 34
      Who the FUCK is Owen Jones? says:

      Who the FUCK is Owen Jones? Whatever, whoever he is, he reminds me of the quote some wit made about the late David “Hello, Good Evening and Welcome” Frost. “He rose without trace.”


  13. 17
    Questions of our time says:

    What did Owen mean exactly by: ‘you people’ ?


  14. 18
    Labour raped Britain! says:

    Owen Jones represents the nastier side of politics. A self-serving, smug middle-class-pretending to be working-class arrogant slimeball who even the Labour Party are a bit embarrassed by but who will no doubt end up as MP for Bolsover when Skinner finally kicks the dust!


  15. 19
    None of the above says:

    When did Owen Jones become a subject worthy of discussion ?


  16. 21
    Ohthisbloodypc says:

    Owen Jones.

    He looks like a Tweeny.

    He probably got rejected as he hates Uncle Max


  17. 23
    move on nothing to see says:

    What could possibly be of interest about two gayers discussing a third gayer?


  18. 26
    gruntle says:

    Owen… I disagreed with him on Twitter and he blocked me from following him. Cowardly


    • 33
      Arnold the anarchist(weekends only) says:

      He did the same to me. He is obviously scared of having to defend himself against any form of reasoned argument


    • 62
      Column No. 5 says:

      Louise Mensch once blocked me — which was funny, since I never followed her in the first place.


    • 71
      A little person says:

      Me as well, I disagreed(politely) with something he posted and he just blocked me. A fraudulent little fucker it would appear.


  19. 30
    M­a­­q­bo­­ul says:

    Boys, boys! Play nicely.


  20. 32
    Scottish Chav says:

    still of the opinion that owen is laurie penny in drag


  21. 35
    Shooty* says:

    Anyone noticed how Owen’s favourite tool at the moment is the “gosh you’re really unpleasant so therefore I win” card?

    He did that with Mensch as well, right before she said “whatever Katie, off you toddle”


  22. 39
    Weygand says:

    Sorry but who is going down and who is he going down on?


  23. 40
    Will says:

    His guardian article on Nigel Evans read like it was hastily rewritten after Nigel was acquitted as it was written like he had been found guilty. In fact it read like he was disappointed that Nigel Evans had got off. Mind you some of the comments said Nigel deserved to be found guilty because he was a Tory.

    I wait to see what Owen says when a labour mp is on trial for similar offences ( as Iike the expenses scandal all parties were guilt of fraud)

    Whilst Nigel is a sex pest and should have been given a severe warning over his conduct he was found not guilty.


  24. 41
    Displaced Brummie says:

    What’s this? Gay bashing from Owen Jones, who is himself, gay, blithering on about someone “going down?”

    Will someone Stonewall Mr Jones? Oh, I do hope so!

    Gay on Gay bashing. So unedifying.


  25. 42
    Anonymous says:

    Wow! Some real nasty homophobia going on here, and not a lot of intelligence.


  26. 44
    Not left, right, or middle says:

    Just when I think I’ve found the lamest comments of the day (usually on The Times website) I happened upon these. You go, guys. Keyboard warriors of the first order.


    • 56
      Marvel Fellow Superhero says:

      On your never ending quest to find offence, leaving no turn unstoned – you go girl


  27. 45
    The Village People says:

    Young man, there’s no need to feel down
    I said, Young man, pick yourself off the ground
    I said, Young man, coz you’re in parliament
    There’s no need to be unhappy

    Young man, there’s a place you can be
    I said, young man, in the Tory Party
    Just bend over, and our grandees will find
    Many ways to have a good time


    It’s fun to be in the To-ry Par-ty
    It’s fun to be in the To-ry Par-ty
    If you want a career then boy let’s not be vague
    Just bend over for William Hague


  28. 47
    Homophobe says:

    What is it about Matthew Parris’s voice that makes me want to feed him head first into an industrial mincing machine?


    • 68
      I'm free. says:

      Industrial mincing machine??? That’s no way to describe Nigel Evans nor Owen Jones, for that matter.


  29. 52
    Ey-up Lad says:

    Isn’t that Jones a smug little twat? He is a gobby know-it-all who ought to try getting his knees brown and do some decent journalism. Instead we have him mouthing off in his “man of the people from the North” accent, which he lays on with a trowel presumably to give himself some street cred. Frankly I won’t take lessons from someone who goes off on a freebie to Central America and sucks on the Venezuelan tit.


  30. 53

    Homophobia. the last refuge of the closeted scoundrel. (I don’t expect many of the bigots to get the reference, but as this is a political site, I would hope at least one or two do.)

    I don’t always agree with Owen, and I rarely agree with Andrew, but it never crosses my mind to comment on either’s sexuality. I fail to see what that has to do with their respective political stances, given that they come from opposing sides of the political spectrum.

    Come on comment makers, you can do better than this.


  31. 58
    Labour are dangerous! says:

    Nope couldn’t give a damn about sexuality of anyone. What people need to be debating is whether they wish Ed Miliband or David Cameron and co in Number 10 on Friday 8 May 2015!!!!!


  32. 61
    Viz Top Tips says:

    Socialists – losing the argument? Just make a personal attack against your opponent!


  33. 65
    geordieboy says:

    Owen Jones really need to go to Wales to see what the Labour controlled parliament is doing to the NHS,education bin collections et al.


  34. 66
    sarahrezai says:

    Help me expose this cowboy builder who has destroyed my home. http://transformconstruction.wordpress.com/


  35. 67
    Mandy says:

    If anyone knows about going down, its young owen.


  36. 69
    Owen Jones says:

    Any older gay male want to go down with relish?


Media Reader

John Humphrys Admits Skewed BBC Coverage | David Keighley
Bad News About News | Bob Keiser
When to Quit Your Journalism Job | Press Think
Guardian Looks Outside North London For New Editor | Media Guido
Guardian Staff’s Elite Schooling | Chris McGovern
Clodagh’s Law | Press Gazette
Meanwhile, in Russia… | Media Guido
Christmas TV Tips | Laura Perrins
All Star Line Up for New BBC Theme Park | David Keighley
City AM’s Kate McCann Joins The Sun | MediaGuido
What Has 57 Heads, 12 Controllers and 321 Editors? | Press Gazette

Find out more about PLMR AD-MS

Mandy Rice-Davies (R.I.P.) on Lord Astor’s denial of their affair….

“Well he would, wouldn’t he?”

Tip off Guido
Web Guido's Archives

Subscribe me to:


AddThis Feed Button

Guido Reads

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,645 other followers