August 26th, 2014


Sky are going all interactive for the new Adam Boulton evening show Sky News Tonight, launching on the first of the month:

“In a first for a major nightly news programme, Sky News Tonight will have comprehensive parallel output on social media, where users will be able to view – and engage with – a host of extra content that will follow, complement and enhance the live TV output, in real time.Viewers will be able to interact with the programme via Sky News’ social media platforms which will give them the power to engage in the discussion, contribute to the debate and even influence the agenda of the show. “

Given the number of people who sit watching TV whilst on Twitter now, it seems like a logical step. The show will also feature high profile interviews conducted from Westminster, at the far more reasonable time of seven through until nine – another reason not to stay up for Newsnight.


  1. 1
    Great British Public says:

    Gawd help us.


    • 3
      Allan, you at t'bar says:

      Good to see Faisal Islum has infiltrated them.


      • 20
        Dhimmi Dave says:

        Vote for me, get bumsex. Not sure how that is going to go down with the Conservative Friends of Turkey.


        • 49
          Enigma says:

          I see you are back. Its interesting really that you go on about bumsex all the time but worth pointing out something to you.

          If not for a very famous person who was that way inclined you would probably never have been born and certainly your life would have been considerably different and you certainly would not have the freedom to express your views as you do.

          I suggest you look at some modern history and work out why if you can manage to get your two brain cells to cooperate?


          • Springtime von Hitler says:

            Herr Field Marshal Montgomery?


          • ThePoisonedApple says:

            Peter Tatchell?


          • Duty Pędant, moniker division. says:

            Enema would be better.


          • Diseased Anus says:



          • Middle aged straight white male says:

            How much is the Lottery giving to renovate an old hut in Turing’s (g’ay pride?) honour?


          • Colossus says:

            You take things too seriously.

            The freedoms we have thanks to Turing include the freedom to take the piss out of bumsex tories for liking bumsex.

            That’s the thing about Freedom – people are free to say things you might not like.

            You need to decide whether you really believe in freedom or not.

            Well, do ya? Punk.


          • Rommel the Desert Fox ?


          • Anonymous says:

            I’m not mad keen on ‘bumsex ‘ neither but I have been known to help the
            Gay Community out when they’re busy. Every little helps!

            A ‘straight ‘ question.

            As Esther Rantzen has now dis-appeared from our screens whom is now responsible for our moral giudance vis matters Consumer?

            Yes you can argue that the political is the economic etc etc but if Adam (5 courses please ) Boulton is going to issue forth on all matters political and Consumers are to gain their rights as Citizens ( not subjects) would it not be reasonable to expect a version of That’s Life from Sky News?

            Cyril Fletcher was irreplaceable with his anecdotes and Kieran Prendeville and the other hapless hack were the perfect foil to Esthers razor sharp scripted wit.

            I envisage Rupert Murdoch as the much missed Cyril spaking forth his anecdotes from whence he was involved in the Levenson Enquiry and probably Rebekah ( with a K) Brooks taking over the mantle of Ms Rantzen in the chair.

            Adam of course could take on the role of Kieran and as that loveable rogue and Yorkshireman who is now kicking his heels with only 5 directorships to do – William could play the other hapless sidekick?

            As politics has become the art of the sell and we all consume politics now, this may be a good path for Sky to tread. There’s a gap in the market.

            First question for Rebekah.

            Why is my gas bill from Russia 19 million roubles?

            Second question:

            Can you sort it out with Mr Putin?

            Third question:

            If I do owe it can I pay it on a Fuel Card per week?

            Ken the Ukrainian.


    • 12
      Freelance Moderator says:

      Engaging with social media?

      What the f@ck could possible go f#cking wrong, the f@#king c@nt c@cks#*kers?


    • 24
      Charmed I'm Sure says:

      Exactly, any time Murdoch tries to go “tech” it’s a fucking embarrassment. Like catching your granddad having a wank over Miley Cyrus. Anyone remember the Daily for the iPad? That went well, as did the Sun subscriptions.


    • 68
      iDai says:



    • 85
      Lord Carter says:

      Tried it with Brown. You only heard one little bit in Rotherham.

      Bolton will turn into the marshmallow man as you witnessed in Ghost Busters.


    • 89
      Sticky stuff says:

      Fly paper.


    • 100
      George Osborne says:

      this is a sponsored post, surely.


  2. 2

    It’s a Bolt-on.


    • 80
      Man who fell from earth says:

      Small screen for plenty of big mouths


    • 122
      The Growler says:

      ” another reason not to stay up for Newsnight.” I don’t watch it anyway but then I do not watch Sky News, I don’t hear may people talking about Sky News, even those that have Sky, will be you or your associates be appearing on the program Geedes, giving your peneth?


    • 132

      No . It s ” nailed on “


  3. 4
    Load of shite says:

    Sounds like a load of balls. All instant surveys and interactive polls…..yawn. Not interested.


    • 19
      High Dudgeon says:

      + 1. I want news and analysis, not the 21st century version of a phone-in where @JugglesCat88 tweets in their irrelevant opinion.


      • 32
        BBC is shit says:

        I just want news the journo can keep his bias analysis to himself.


        • 46
          C.O.Jones says:

          You get better news with Al Jazeera and RT, less bias and more news.


        • 50
          Norm Normal says:

          Why do they think it’s impressive to discuss a news item between two or more jounalists in a juvenile manner?

          During one such discussion about the Foley beheading on the BBC, it was explained away as,”Well it’s one of the few ways they can fight back”.

          A beheading of a fellow journalist and they still can’t bring themselves to criticise it!


          • Anonymous says:

            Sky, Fox, BBC, even RT: none of them seem to have picked up on bloggers (well reasoned) claims that this is a YouTube video (yet another YouTube video) that shows signs of being fake. I Don’t know whether or not beheading happened, all I am saying is that: why are people willing to accept that such events happened – without having seen the whole video/evidence?

            Despite the lack of evidence, why do we believe the BS MSM feed us?


          • Guido is a Jeremy Hunt says:

            Have to agree Vice news beats BBC/Ch4 news etc hands down for content and factual news.


          • Anonymous says:


            And all Christians are mad warmongers like the Crazies in the US.

            No people are alike.

            Take an ice bucket to yourself.

            Wake up and smell the ice!


          • Anonymous says:

            Apparently there have been 33 State sponsored beheadings in Saudi Arabia this year.

            Have a chat with them.

            They can’t bring themselves to say that.

            In fact ask Bin Bush Snr.


  4. 5
    West Country Tory says:

    7pm? That’ll slice off a lot of the people who watch Channel 4 News for a laugh at its “Guardian read aloud” comedy and want a proper news programme. Adios Newsnight!


  5. 6
    The rich immersive social media engagement experience says:

    “parallel output on social media empering engagement with enhanced TV content experience enagaging social media platforms to engage the agenda blah blah blah blah blah.”

    What a load of bollocks.


  6. 7
    Putilitzer prize winer Adam Boulton says:

    Nicely unsubtle piece of free advertising there for fellow harumphing right-wing media outlet.


  7. 8
    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

    Zey have a kost of living krisis in Germany ???


  8. 9
    ? says:

    An interactive feature I’d like to see is one where I punch my TV screen and the twat being interviewed feels the blow.


    • 13
      What is the purpose of Fiona Bruce? says:

      Or press the Red button and the studio is engulfed in flames, press Green and the studio fills with sea water, press Blue and all the air is sucked out, press Yellow and a custard pie is thrown into the presenter’s face.

      (Custard pie to contain 95% acid.)


  9. 10
    non taxable pikey says:

    Middle East media reports that PFLP-GC chief Ahmed Jibril was assassinated by Jabhat al-Nusra.

    Lockerbie avenged by a most unlikely source


  10. 14

    Everyone will just be asking why he is a nob


  11. 15
    Sue Denim says:

    Brought to the brain-dead by Wonga and


  12. 16
    Michael Parkinson says:

    And you get a free pen just for watching.


  13. 17
    Char. E. Tee Chugger says:

    Does that mean our non stop fucking shite chugging adverts will be more expensive?

    Oh well WTF less to use for party political subversion then,


  14. 21
    Paniagua says:

    I’m going to wait for the iBoulton Mini as it only weighs 150Kg


  15. 22
    The British media are cunts says:

    Politicians should be wired up to an electric chair and if they refuse to answer there should be an app that allows us to administer an electric shock.


    • 29
      Hugh Janus says:

      I’d go for that if the voltage applied is high enough to cause pain but low enough to avoid fatality.


  16. 26
    The British media are cunts says:

    Better if it were Sophy Ridge doing it. She’s got a cracking pair of legs.


  17. 27
    Hugh Janus says:

    Just another programme that craves ‘contact’ with the masses. I take your point, though, about Newshite, now just about unwatchable.


  18. 28
    The British media are cunts says:

    In fairness to Boulton he did piss off the one eyed idiot and Alistair murderer Campbell.


  19. 30
    Lanzarote jellyfish says:

    Why watch Sky or Channel 4 News when the BBC is advert-free?


    • 35
      Paniagua says:

      what the hell, the BBC is one long advert, for socialism.


    • 38
      BBC is shit says:

      The BBC may be free of adverts but it’s not free of agenda’s


    • 41
      C.O.Jones says:

      Why watch the media arm of the Labour Party, it may be advert free but it is also known as the Biased BBC. Bias in is bias out!

      The BBC is rubbish and should be shut down!


    • 65
      What is the purpose of Fiona Bruce? says:

      Advert free? Haven’t you seen all the fucking adverts between programmes on the BBC? Christ on a bike they’re never-ending, not least the incessant adverts for the gay propaganda aimed at our children, aka “D-r Who”.


      • 127
        Anonymous says:

        Have not noticed any “gay propaganda”, I hate Doc Who because it is mind-less rubbish. Did anyone ever, ‘hide behind the settee’? How do they get away promoting this BS?


    • 107

      Why watch any telly at all, when there are so many other things that are more fun, more productive and/or better for you?


  20. 33

    Can somebody PLEASE translate that garbage into English ?


    • 37
      La Traducción says:

      Morbidly obese journalist gets to sit around for long periods without moving, while audience pretend to be interested.


      • 40
        the general public says:

        …….think i will just wait for Nesnight.


        • 51
          Kirsty Kwak says:

          And tonight on Newsnight we will be speaking to the head of a single issue pressure group about the single issue they are campaigning on behalf of.
          How much money do they want and can the taxpayer afford it?


    • 63
      Winston says:

      News International: “We want you to work for us, advertise our businesses and follow our political agenda. You will look a plum and lose all credibility”
      Guido: “How much?”
      NI: “£xxxxxx”
      Guido “ok”.


  21. 34
    Guido is a Jeremy Hunt says:

    I-Sky anyone?


  22. 44
    Junket Junker says:

    So Junker an unknown mandarin denies countries that put men forward for the top jobs in the EU including UK its the next bit that got me really pissed off

    “Mr Juncker has the final say over the allocation of posts, and has made it clear that women and high-profile candidates, who have held senior ministerial posts, will get the plum jobs. The selection of Lord Hill has caused tensions with Mr Juncker, who reportedly had to Google the peer, such is his unknown status in Europe.”

    Up until a few weeks ago I had never heard of “Junket” Junker let alone been allowed to vote for or against him yet now he accuses someone of being unknown and to boot can dish out the top jobs against the wishes of those that have faced an election.

    Staggering really.


  23. 45
    Centre Parting says:

    Bound to be better than the Jeremy Vagina show on BBC Radio 2.


    • 99
      Ed Balls says:

      Jeremy is nice and never follows up with a question that puts me in a spot of boover. Economy and Education pre 2010 is so ancient history. Thanks be to Jeremy.


  24. 48
    Anonymous says:

    Twitter is for Twats.


  25. 54
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Oh Great!

    Now we will have the ill informed opinions of the public to add to those of media commentators.

    What we need is better straight news without any spin.

    (What we seem to want is just celebrity gossip)


    • 62
      What is the purpose of Fiona Bruce? says:

      What we could really do with is a newsreader who sits at a desk and reads the nightly news, without bias. No silly gimmicks, no “walking up to a big wall of screens and preening for the camera” (to put it another way: no Fiona Bruce).

      Basically, back to what we had 40 years ago before media mongs turned news programmes into the sea of shit they are today.


  26. 69
    what a gay dave says:

    Why is he always refered to as bumsex dave rather than strapon dave?


    • 82
      Anonymous says:

      Guido assigned you his special number for your query.


    • 96
      F##k the LibLabCon says:

      You’re obsessed with bumsex!

      Look some men like to stick their cocks up other men’s bum holes, ramming it in and out until their cocks are coved in shit then they ejaculate in the other man’s anus. Sometimes blood is involved as the anus tears because it never was intended to be a vagina. Now all of this and much more is perfectly natural and we need to call it ‘sex’ and not ‘bumsex’ as people tend to think of shit etc when you mention the ‘bum’ word. So because these acts are now classified ‘sex’ these ‘men’ can now marry each other so for God’s sake get over it!


      • 102
        Young Timmy aged 7 says:

        So what’s rimming? Mr Cameron says it’s special love and one day we will all do it.


        • 110
          M Oaten says:

          Hello Timmy my name is Mark and I can Tell you that ‘Rimming’ is just a taste test before tossing the salad after which one moves on to the main course.


          • Dangerous Brian says:

            Can you please explain “felching” in a similarly concise manner?
            My name is Brian I am 7 years old and my teacher says I’m bi-curious, (I don’t know what that means either).


  27. 74
    Socialism Ate My Future says:

    Anyone else pick up on this I know the ice bucket challenge has been more pressing:



    • 78
      F##k the LibLabCon says:

      The multicultural experiment is a failure send ‘em ALL home.


      • 98
        Or to Scotland says:

        After all, it was fucking Scottish politicians who let all the primitives come here.


      • 125
        Anonymous says:

        Then again, when the British people finally wake up to the hard-right experiment, we always can send the neo-cons home to Uncle Sam.


    • 117
      Yasmin - Labour MP says:

      When you meet the unbelievers, smite their necks


    • 124
      Anonymous says:

      “I think… firstly… we have young people from this country going join the IDF and I don’t think anybody there calls into question the loyalty between joining the British Army and perhaps joining an Israeli army. So why is it that just because some Muslims, youngsters, wrongly go out to fight a cause that they think is the right cause, like for example we had in Franco’s fascism we had young men in this country who went there to fight against him… I think just the fact that some people have gone out does not question the loyalty of ninety nine nine point nine percent of British Muslims to Britain. So I think it is important to separate those two things.”

      Interesting when you read just what people say. Then again, when did the facts ever prevent the neo-cons from putting out anti-left dis-information?


      • 138
        Anonymous says:

        If you want nice wars contact the UN.

        If you want guidance on how to conduct nice wars contact the UN.

        If you want to prevent wars contact?????????


    • 130
      RWG says:

      Stupid cow can’t even speak English properly, if you follow the link.


    • 139
      Anonymous says:


      And all Christians are mad warmongers like the Crazies in the US.

      No people are alike.

      Take an ice bucket to yourself.

      Wake up and smell the ice!


  28. 76
    non taxable pikey says:

    Smug b’stards saved their money, unlike others.


    • 83
      C.O.Jones says:

      We had the Labour Party. They spent the lot. Borrowed more. Then they proceeded to fuck up the economy to the extent that public spending was not covered by taxation but only by taxation and quantative easing.

      Then they got outed and some clown left a note saying “There is no money left”.


      • 121
        Bent Warder says:

        Norway had Statoil, we had Britoil. Britoil got trashed ( not by Liebore) Statoil went on to become a major oil company worldwide. The Septic oil companies took the profits of the Uk oil, kept the beloved Margaret in dosh and Fked the rest of us way before Liebore got into power.


  29. 81
    Matthew Amwallawallawallawallading dong.. says:

    What we need are more intelligent people like me…


  30. 91
    Dr Gay, formerly Who says:

    “Schools Minister David Laws will commit the party to introducing sex education for all children aged seven and over to help them become ‘good citizens’. ”

    I bet he will. All that tender chicken.


  31. 92
    When will the mass murdering cunt kick the bucket? says:

    Is Tony Blair dead yet? What with the recent tragic deaths of Robin Williams, Lauren Bacall and James Garner, I’m waiting for Blair to die to even things up a bit.


  32. 102

    My idea of interactive news television would include the ability to immerse the participants in their own bullshit.


  33. 109
    WHO WANTS SOME? says:


    • 114
      reject Inslamity says:

      this somehow reminds me of a parasitical cuckoo in the way that they push the real chicks out of the nest and also because he is bonkers.


    • 128
      Raving Loon says:

      I thought he didn’t support freedom or democracy?


  34. 120
    Cpl Hicks says:



  35. 129
    Anna says:

    Oh Gawd, more social media. I honestly can’t be bothered with it. I haven’t the least interest in what politicians want to witter on about, most of it is misleading if not outright lies, and the rest of the social media commentariat is largely a host of ignorant, uninformed twits. Witness the heartfelt condolences expressed for the demise of Richard Attenborough…. “I will so miss his wonderful nature programmes”. Idiots.


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