Sunday, March 8, 2009

+++ Telegraph Users Passwords and Emails Hacked +++

You should change your password if you are one of the 700,000 registered Telegraph.co.uk users.

Hackers boasting here. Security warning here. The Telegraph, as far as Guido can tell, has not alerted users that their passwords have been compromised. Shane?

Trans-Atlantic Refusal to Apologise :
Brown Rants “Let’s Have It Out Now”

It is worth reading the account pieced together from witnesses to the mid-Atlantic back-of-the-plane confrontation between Brown and his press tormentors. The Mail on Sunday gives a pretty full account of Brown’s aggressive refusal to give the Lobby even an off the record acceptance that he is in any way culpable in the tiniest way for the particularly dire economic situation Britain faces.
ITN’s political editor Tom Bradby says that after an interview ‘Off camera, the mike was ripped off and we exchanged a few tart remarks… He has a bad temper.’ So it was mid-air with the off-the-record, no notebooks, no tapes, Lobby briefing turned rant:

Pressed to admit he had made mistakes, he said: ‘No, it was supply. If inflation is low, people are going to borrow money to buy houses. You can’t stop that. You don’t understand it.’

At one point the man from the Labour-supporting Guardian threw him a lifeline saying: ‘Can I just make it clear we aren’t all saying that?’

When another journalist tried to defuse the situation, Mr Brown refused to be diverted. ‘No, let’s sort this out now, let’s have it out now,’ he said, jabbing his finger.

Not exactly the bonhomie of the Blair Force One days on the return flight. The Mail’s report does not identify the cringe-makingly obsequious Guardian hack doing the journalistic equivalent of bringing teacher an apple.

Guido can tell you it was the political editor, Patrick Wintour.

+++ Police Follow Custard Trail, Leila Deen Arrested +++

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Marr Book to Be Pulped

From the Bookseller yesterday

Macmillan Recalls Andrew Marr book

06.03.09 Katie Coyne

Pan Macmillan has issued an “urgent” stock recall notice on Andrew Marr’s A History of Modern Britain for legal reasons. Pan Macmillan md, Anthony Forbes Watson, refused to elaborate on what the legal issues around the recall were. It is understood that the publisher plans to re-issue the book when changes have been made.
This can only be because someone living is threatening to sue. Any co-conspirators have any idea?

UPDATE : Apparently Erin Pizzey is angry with Marr.

Another Obama Movie DVD for Brown

Friday, March 6, 2009

Jonah Effect Explains Oxford Gail’s Woes

She was nation’s brain box darling, sweeping all opposition aside on University Challenge and even impressing the permanently unimpressed Paxman. However disaster has struck and her team has been disqulaified on a technicality. Guido has found the cause of her troubles – a Prime Ministerial meeting. The accursed one-eyed son of the manse has struck again…

Friday Caption Competition (Slimy Edition)

Maybe He’ll Text Back

From: AHMED, Lord[AHMEDN@PARLIAMENT.UK]

Sent: Friday, March 6, 2009 10:41:08 AM

To: guido.fawkes@Order-Order.com

Subject: Re: How do you like the porridge?

February 2009
Auto forwarded by a Rule

I am currently out of the office until further notice.

If you enquiry is urgent please contact my office on 0207 219 1396.

Was Obama Subtly Mocking Brown with the DVD Gifts?

You know sending an intern out to Blockbuster to buy 25 DVDs for Gordon’s gift and choosing “Psycho” and “Citizen Kane” might just be a dig at the Prime Mentalist. C’mon, Psycho?

Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane was based on the life of William Randolph Hearst. According to reviewers

The film traces the life and career of Charles Foster Kane, a man whose career in the publishing world is born of idealistic social service, but gradually evolves into a ruthless pursuit of power.

You see Guido’s point?

Mandy Gets a Facial


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