June 18th, 2014

EXCLUSIVE:  Brogan Out at Telegraph – Mass Sacking Morning

Telegraph sources suggest a bloodbath at the Buckingham Place Road. Rumours of mass sacking including Ben Brogan. He isn’t answering his phone. Telegraph sources are adamant he is out.


  • Telegraph film critic and Sunday Telegraph columnist Jenny McCartney fired.
  • Business editor Tim Jotischky sacked.
  • Cole Moreton lead interviewer and feature writer for the Sunday Telegraph out.
  • Understand news reporter and writer Lucy Kinder out.
  • Telegraph sources say features writer Neil Tweedie is out, along with head of commercial video James Weeks.


  1. 1
    A Misogynist says:

    Any women going?


    • 36
      Peter Martin says:

      Careful what you wish for…

      “UPDATE: Telegraph film critic and Sunday Telegraph columnist Jenny McCartney fired.”

      Liked by 1 person

      • 63
        Anonymous says:

        Not surprised by this, Torygraph seems to be trying to imitate the Grauniad more and more every week….


        • 67
          Civil Savant says:

          I think it’s trying to increase its readership. It’s a business like any other but completely unlike the Guardian which makes a massive loss.


  2. 2
    Nick Clegg says:

    Will the mass sackings spread to 10 Downing Street & Portcullis House ?


  3. 3
    Ronnie says:

    DT Tweet: Dear [DT staff name] hope you have a good time at the Thatcher event. Don’t bother coming back.


  4. 4
    Armed by the Foreign Office says:

    Are ISIS are the building ?


  5. 5
    Anonymous says:

    Any chance Mary Riddell will get the chop for being a 3rd rate Polly clone?

    Liked by 5 people

    • 11
      Move to the left says:

      No she is probably getting promoted.

      Liked by 1 person

      • 19
        Bill Quango MP says:


        Not sure why the new editor is going to such lengths to lose money. Must be a tax dodge.
        they’ll probably be hiring Sally and Gordon next. Just to ensure the paper never has to pay corporation tax ever again.

        Liked by 1 person

      • 97
        Roger Letts says:

        Is that what its called these days?.


    • 56
      Anonymous says:

      Please let Hodges’ head be on the block !

      Liked by 1 person

    • 85
      Poor Bloody Taxpayer says:

      We can only hope so. I can’t download The Telegraph to my ipad today. Have they sacked their IT bods too?


    • 94
      running dog of capitalism says:

      Why did the Torygraph ever take dreary Riddell on board from the sinking Indy? . Time to throw her to overboard again and/or transfer her to the Grauniad as an understudy for Toynbore.


  6. 6
    Armed by the Foreign Office says:

    Are ISIS in the building ?


  7. 7
    UTurn says:

    Are they about to lurch further to the Left?
    Will Mary Riddell be promoted to Editor?
    Torygraph no more!


  8. 8
    Radio Bollocks says:

    Never thought Brogan would survive.


  9. 9
    Nicked Legg says:

    The Telegraph has been in complete chaos since those weirdo Barclay twins appointed a plonker called Murdoch McLennan as manager and he in turn appointed a pointy-headed American with no experience of Britain newspapers as editor.

    A once great newspaper has gone right down the pan. Mind you, Brogan is a Cameron bum-licker. They would actually put on sales if they returned to their roots and became a proper conservative paper again, instead of a Guardian lite pile of bullshit. Sack Brogan’s ex-lover Bryony Gordon, Matthew Wankona, Iain Martin and Mary Riddell while they’re about it.

    Liked by 1 person

    • 13
      Radio Bollocks says:

      Spot on – much more and you will be on my Radio !


    • 34
      Fitbad the Tailor says:

      And unfunny Matthew Norman.


    • 69
      Civil Savant says:

      Yes Brogan is a Cameron bum licker but then Damian Thompson is a Papal bum licker, Mary Riddell is a Miliband bum licker and Dan Hodges is a contortionist who licks his own bum.

      In fact the only non-bum licker in the building is AEP and perhaps Peter Oborne, who likes to alternate between bum licking and kicking someone in the nuts.


      • 72
        The Great British Public says:

        Brogan is a lefty Liberal with barely concealed contempt of Conservative policies and subtle support of Labour policies.

        Which is why he gets on so well with Cameron.


        • 96
          Pigjedgar says:

          A lot of unhinged stuff here. Brogan a ”lefty liberal”.
          Presumably that applies to anyone whose politics are not somewhere to the right of Hitler, judgiing by the postings here,


  10. 10
    Anonymous says:

    Guardinisation of the Telegraph on it’s final stretch.


  11. 12
    Radio Bollocks says:

    Are the Brothers behind this clean out?


  12. 14
    Time's up says:

    The MSM are going the same way as the Main Stream Politicians. Too much Establishment lying and bullying of the population while pushing the multicultural, EU and open borders corporate mantra.


  13. 15
  14. 16
    Anonymous says:

    the only Telegraph writer more overrated than Brogan is Oborne. get rid of him, too.


  15. 17
    Craig O says:

    I hope Ben Brogan goes to Downing St media operations. They need some talent.


  16. 18
    • 73
      You get a nice comfy ride with a fat bird says:

      4 years is a long time when it comes to a pair of tits.

      Now she looks like a Caucasian Dihanne Habbot.


      • 82
        Tim Yeo-Yo says:

        She’s a right fatty. You’d have to roll her in flour to find the damp patch.

        Good exposé of the useless hack in the LE of Private Eye.

        How she has a job as a journalist is beyond me. A sad indication of just how far the DT has fallen.


  17. 20
    David Axelbod says:

    This Miliband kid is no good.

    Marketing reports –
    He’s never gonna appeal to the Delta Tau Chi (ΔΤΧ) crowd.
    He’s even to prissy for the Omega Theta Pi (ΩΘΠ).

    There’s nothing I can do for him.


  18. 23
    Viperous Old Vince says:

    Has Lord Oakshit been conducting secret polls again ?


  19. 25
    Danny Alexander says:

    I want to broadcast that I just farted.


  20. 26
    Godalmighty says:

    It’s truly appalling that someone as vacuous as that Eagle woman can be put up as a spokesman for a major political party on a programme lie Daily Politics.
    She offers nothing whatsoever.


  21. 28

    Read Breitbart or The Commentator. These are the new homes for like minded right of centre. They’ll outlive the Telegraph too.


  22. 31
    bergen says:

    Even Conrad Black was a better proprietor than those loopy Sark resident twins. I hope the ghost of Bill Deedes will haunt them.


    • 62
      suet pudding says:

      Yes I posted on the DT that couldn’t the Brothers Blofeld pay to get Conrad Black to return since the current crop were making a pigs ear of the newspaper: it lasted all of 3 minutes before it vanished.


  23. 35
    It's a bummer says:

    Is Hodge-Podge still there?


  24. 37

    Christina Odones still got a job?
    Good to see the Torygraph’s sticking to its non discrimination against “with learning difficulties” community. Very charitable.


    • 55
      Ed. (no relation) says:

      Hey, someone’s got to give the middle-class, Catholic, woman’s, faux-conservative, whining hypocritical, dickhead’s view.


  25. 38
    Sack the lot says:

    Now’s the time to bring in a lot of cheapo Polish journalists on a quarter of the pay to do the jobs the lazy middle classes won’t do.

    Why should the working classes hog all the benefits of mass immigration and diversity?


  26. 40
    Nicked Legg says:

    Christ! Look at that editor: no need to photo shop the blood, he’s scarier in real life. Looks like a reincarnation f Michel Foucault, the noted French derriere-fooker.

    The inmates really have taken over the asylum. In the country of the blind, the one eyed man is king…so step forward Dan Hodges, a worthy successor to Bill deedsh….or is it shurely shome mishtake.


  27. 41
    Moley says:

    The Telegraph is no longer worth reading.

    It has lost its reputation and will find it impossible to regain it.

    Cabinet reshuffles by dying Governments make for entertaining reading, but they never achieve the resuscitation of a corpse.

    Advertisers should be wary; a media outlet which routinely insults its readership tarnishes their brand; they run the risk of following the Telegraph down the drain.


    • 42
      The Boy Plunger says:

      Journailsts are going the same way as dinosaurs.

      Extinction and a place in the British Museum await.


      • 89
        Social-ist; being that I fucking talk to people and listen to what they have to say says:

        I don’t read News Papers, I don’t ‘watch the News’, as I already know the minutiae of the affairs that they’re twaddling-on about. As they ONCE used to say, “You can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make it drink”, I say “try dropping the equine twat in the middle of a Lake and the fucker will swim”. Centralised Government is finished. It’s failed and is rather ‘a bit flimsy’ for the 21st Century Person. I didn’t ‘shoot the sheriff’, ‘tinterweb did…..


    • 45
      Brig. Gen. Sir Bufton Tufton (Retd.) says:

      Hear, hear! Jolly bad show! This country’s going to the dogs! It wasn’t like that in my day!


  28. 43
    Exclusive to all newspapers says:

    BREAKING NEWS: Every Premier League team will play every other Premier League team, home and away, over the course of the forthcoming season.


  29. 44
    john mackie says:

    Like the (late lamented) Tory Party, the ToryGraph veered ever more leftward in a focus-group driven attempt to keep up with their political paymasters (Brogan being the best c0(ksucking example), and ended up in the doldrums trying to appeal to a tiny constituency of swing voters in marginal constituencies.

    Meanwhile… the right wing (all of us who were hitting the comments) were expressing ever more dissatisfaction and disgust and urging them to articulate real conservative values.


    Let a new right wing of online journalism take their place. alternative right is a good place to start. Breitbart, too, to a lesser extent.


  30. 46
    Eurograph says:

    Why don’t they just make their unofficial policy official and appoint Jean Claude Juncker their Europe editor.


  31. 48
    Kipper with Schadenfreude says:

    I’m sorry to hear about Jenny McCartney. I last met her 19 years ago outside a polling station on the day her da was first elected to Parliament. Good sort.

    Brogan was a Cameron lickspittle with his “essential daily briefing” crap. Took part in the UKIP bashing, of course. Lynton should offer a job if only for services rendered.

    How on earth can Warden Hodges and Mary Drivel survive this chainsaw massacre?

    I track the decline of the Telegraph by the fact that I used to finish reading it earlier and earlier on my commute. It was great in Charles Moore’s day where the op-ed stuff was an education in itself. Say what you like about Conrad Black (and Babs) but he was a serious man and his paper was serious.

    Now look at it.

    *Glenda columns.
    *Annoying advertising inserts.
    *Pro-Dave editorials.
    *Endless UKIP clickbaiting on their blogs.
    *Slanted reporting of events (broadsheets are supposed not to do this) by the likes of ar*eHolehouse and others.

    A total disgrace of a newspaper with a circulation deservedly plummeting. What a crowd of dummies to alienate their existing readers in pursuit of a non-existent demographic. Didn’t they learn anything from Fat Dave?


    • 84
      Torrygrauniad is Leftist filth says:

      You forgot to mention Geofrey Loon, global warmist in charge, Peter Oborne, Chief Islamist, Tom Chivers, global warming fanatic and smug. After twenty-five years of daily reading I gave up on the stupid leftist rag that DT has become under the ownership of the evil twins


  32. 49
    It's all part of the plan says:

    The Left destroy everything they touch.

    The Telegraph has been ruined by them in the last 9 years or so. There is one of two outcomes and either is agreeable to the Left. It becomes another Left-wing metropolitan mouthpiece that either becomes influential for the Left or they go out of business (most likely) and a conservative influence is removed from the news media.


  33. 50
    BBC says:

    Our business model is foolproof, just force the proles to give us money and criminalise them if they refuse!


  34. 51
    Moi says:

    The owners of the T’graph seem to be jealous of the Grauniad’s lack of circulation and not-for-profit status.



  35. 53
    Psycho Seiken says:

    Who is this “Bill Deedes”?

    Did he once manage Liverpool?


  36. 57
    Mike Newland says:

    Knew there was something funny going on when lots of people were banned recently from commenting and fled to Breitbart.

    I can’t understand the Telegraph any more. Do they really think lefty rubbish like Hodges will up their circulation? If you want that you read the Guardian.


  37. 59

    its a slaughterhouse just like what is happening in Iraq


  38. 60
    Uncle Fester says:

    Good, they’re all cnuts.


  39. 61
    wulliejohn says:

    This is very sad. A solid newspaper that I have read all my adult life slowly suffering the death of a thousand cuts. (Well a dozen or so, anyway.)


  40. 65
    Anonymous says:

    They should sack the cringe worthy Tim Stanley.


  41. 66
    Samuel Morse says:

    Cant believe Alister Heath is getting a leg up – he has shown himself to be out of his depth at the DT. Should be getting rid of him, that prick Mathhew Norman and the utterly moronic Tom Chivers. And that’s before I start on Mary Riddell, and the buffoon Dan Hodges. Charles Moore is well past his sell by date, time for the heave ho there too..

    Come back Conrad Black all is forgiven.


  42. 70
    malice says:

    They should get rid of Charles Moore, Janet Daley, D’Ancona, Coughlin and the useless Comment team. The comment pages are all over the place.


  43. 76
    inside out says:

    The Telegraph management don’t know their market of readers.They are aiming for Tory lefty central,where as in that latest survey of opinions the young, are moving towards the right.


  44. 78
    Sir Bufton Tufton Bart (Retd) says:

    Goodness me! I haven’t seen such carnage since Gallipoli.

    Who am I supposed to write my vitriolic letters to now about all this?


  45. 79
    Peter Carter-Fuck says:

    How sad, on Saturday they did a big piece about fatherhood, and there was Brogan with his nine year old poppet. Now daddy’s a jobless, and she will have to go to work up a chimney or something. Have the Weird Twins got no shame? And what special tricks does Typhoid Mary Riddell know to keep her job? Did she go to the same Shanghai finishing school as Mrs Simpson?

    Anyway, when Tits Gordon gets made editor we will at least know that Ronnie and Reggie have a great sense of humour. By the way Bryony, you left your knickers on my bathroom floor in 2009, let me know if you want them back. I’ve been using them as a car cover, so at least they have been aired, and believe me, they needed it.


  46. 83

    Shame they didn’t get rid of Hodges while they were at it.


  47. 87
    Hbasher says:

    Can we hope for a long overdue cull of the paper’s hordes of staunch papists. The number of former editors of the Catholic Herald who routinely write in the paper is ridiculous.


  48. 90
    We all shop at Liddle now says:

    I sure do hope they put someone who keeps us updated as to what new cheap Chinese shoes are in stock! Plus I’m gagging for a cheap drill that’s 2V and will only last a year before giving-out/stops working correctly/sets fire in its charger!


  49. 95
    running dog of capitalism says:

    Bring back Squire Haggard and the other characters of the late lamented Peter Simple column!


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