Letts Losing Dacre’s Favour?

Apart from the Mirror and The Times, the Daily Mail is (counter-intuitively) the biggest dead-tree-press cheerleader for Gordon. The Mail’s brilliant Quentin Letts has a Straw-not-Gordon article published in online-only magazine First Post. Strange that it didn’t appear as a Mail column really. Did it get spiked by Dacre?

Mark Townsend – Fancy a Bet?

Is Mark Townsend a patsy, a liar or an idiot? Is he fit for purpose? You decide. Guido (and his source) would like a little wager Mark…

See also.

UPDATE : Just got off the phone with Mark Townsend and he has bet £20.

Support the Guardian Strike!

Guido hears that the lowly paid hacks at Guardian Online are balloting on going on strike over low pay. Guido thinks this is one union action well worth supporting.

The fact that the Guardian Online makes a hefty contribution to the £50 million in losses that the company made last year seems to have escaped the hacks. Nevertheless Guido has a cunning idea for Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger* to enable him to turn the the fortunes of the company around at a stroke. Get the Comment is Free bloggers to write the whole thing for nothing. Scab bloggers are the future (and even cheaper).

*Rusbridger himself gets by on a mere £487,000.

UPDATE : Have thought about this and in a moment of Churchillian sacrifice have decided to offer to help. Have emailed Georgina Henry offering to assist:

Georgina,

I know in the past when you asked I said I would never write for Guardian Online. But if this strike ballot goes against you and the hacks go on strike you can count on my assistance, like Churchill during the 1926 General Strike when he edited the British Gazette.

If he can do it, so can Guido.

Proud to Scab,

Guido Fawkes Esq.

‘The News’ Is No Longer Defined By Big Media

Some journalists are trying to make sense of what is happening here, as blogging Davids take the story along ahead of media Goliaths. The best book on the subject is An Army of Davids, subtitled “How Markets and Technology Empower Ordinary People to Beat Big Media, Big Government, and Other Goliaths”, by Glenn Reynolds. This is the 21st century, the days of media conglomerates making the news in a top-down Fordist fashion are over. Boutique news sources will proliferate.The “news” is no longer what Paxman says it is, the news is whatever is disseminated to a wide audience, Big Media is going to be disintermediated when it falls down because technology has drastically reduced the cost of dissemination. Failing to hold our political class to account is thefailing of Big Media in Britain.If Prescott was a soap-star on a second-rate TV show he would have had more scrutiny of his sleazy affairs than he has had to date.

Does the media have it’s priorities right?

Polly Hypocrisy

From: Guy Fawkes guido.fawkes@order-order.com
To: polly.toynbee@guardian.co.uk
Date: Apr 21, 2006 10:42 AM
Subject: How much do you earn per annum?

From: polly.toynbee@guardian.co.uk To: Guy Fawkes
Date: Apr 21, 2006 12:41 PM
Subject: Re: How much do you earn per annum?

Why should I tell you, who don’t even give your true name or address? An organisation has to go public all together.

From: Guy Fawkes guido.fawkes@order-order.com
Date: Apr 21, 2006 12:52 PM
Subject: Re: How much do you earn per annum?
To: “polly.toynbee@guardian.co.uk”

Err, because you wrote an article headlined “Throw open the books so that we can see what everyone earns” stating that “trust and social glue are corroded by pay secrecy”.

And because, as you wrote, “the highly paid command the citadels of public debate, they grossly distort the true picture of the way most people live now. Making sense of reward is difficult – but the debate has to begin by throwing open the books. It wouldn’t hurt much if everyone had to do it together.”

Polly Toynbee is, Guido understands, on the books for £140,000 a year at The Guardian.

UPDATE : The Sunday Telegraph is after her as well.



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