Monday, April 7, 2014

Will Lewis Partying Like Its 2009
Organising “Telegraph MPs’ Expenses Re-Union Party”

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In what will surely add to the feeling that it is 2009 all over again, Guido hears that Will Lewis, formerly editor of the Daily Telegraph during its MPs’ expenses exposing high point, is organising an “MPs Expenses Re-Union Party” in May to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the award winning scandal. Which seems as fresh today as ever…

Awkwardly Will is now Chief Creative Officer of rivals the News Corporation. Guido looks forward to his invitation…

Hunt for the @DCMS Truth Tweeter

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The Maria Miller media witch hunt took a surreal twist on Saturday evening when the official Department of Culture, Media and Sport Twitter feed started tweeting the truth. This morning there will be an embarrassing situation in the department. Should they have a Whodunnit? investigation to find out the culprit and fire them for telling the truth? Meaning the only person fired as a result of, as the Twitter feed rightly said, Maria Miller embezzling and cheating the taxpayer, will be the only person who told the truth? Probably best if the Permanent Secretary just has the password changed and no more is said about the matter…

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Read Guido’s Column in the Sun on Sunday Online

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  • The_Sun_6_4_2014Guido has first look at Jezza Browne’s new book. Nick Clegg might want a read…
  • Newsnight of the Long Knives: Paxo in fight to keep his job
  • Which greedy Labour MPs ain’t happy at Ed Miliband’s ban on second jobs?
  • Major changes at CCHQ ordered by Craig Oliver
  • Clegg’s new Porsche driving spinmeister has a history of playing fast and loose with the rules
  • Cam’s campaign director Lynton Crosby has plans for Farage
  • Does grandstanding TV star Margaret Hodge have an ulterior motive?

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Friday, April 4, 2014

UKIP Attacking “Scared Ed” U-Turn on TV Debates

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Something’s happened to change Ed’s mind about having Nigel Farage join the TV debate. Only a few weeks ago he thought it would be a good wheeze to have Cameron haemorrhage votes to UKIP on immigration and Europe live on TV. After seeing Nick Clegg get slaughtered twice in the TV debates with Nigel Farage he seems to have changed his mind. Scared?

WATCH: Press Gazette’s Musical Tribute to Newsquest Boss

Press Gazette haven’t got on too well with Paul Davidson, the chief executive of regional newspaper publisher Newsquest, down the years. Davidson has announced he is stepping down after 13 years in the job, so Press Gazette have complied this musical tribute of every time they wrote a story on which he refused to comment:

“You never once returned our calls, and now you never will…”

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Nick Ross: “Archaic” BBC Licence Fee Will Become “Redundant”

BBC institution Nick Ross on the Daily Politics this afternoon:

“The licence fee when it comes up for revewal in two years time will be 90 years old, and as every year goes by it becomes more and more ananchronistic. In a multi channel age when people increasingly get content through computers and telephones, the TV licence fee is increasingly archaic. It will become redundant just as the radio licence did in 1971.”

Change is afoot…

Indy’s Farage Bashing Backfires

How best to give Farage a slap for his comments about admiring Putin? What about a poll on the Indy website to show just how right-on your readers are by comparison. Or not, as it turns out:

Never underestimate the power of the Cyberkippers…

UPDATE: Since our story, Indy readers’ support for Putin has risen to 70%.

Press Awards Winners in Full

Young Journalist of the Year: Patrick Kingsley, The Guardian
Business and Finance Journalist of the Year: Sarah O’Connor, Financial Times
Political Journalist of the Year: Fraser Nelson, The Daily Telegraph
Foreign Reporter of the Year: Anthony Loyd, The Times
Science and Health Journalist of the Year: Sarah-Kate Templeton, The Sunday Times
Specialist Journalist of the Year: Chris Hughes, Daily Mirror
Sports Journalist of the Year: Martin Samuel, Daily Mail
Feature Writer of the Year – BROADSHEET: AA Gill, The Sunday Times
Feature Writer of the Year – POP: David Jones, Daily Mail
Interviewer of the Year – BROADSHEET: Janice Turner, The Times
Interviewer of the Year – POP: Jenny Johnston, Daily Mail
Columnist of the Year- BROADSHEET: Gillian Tett, Financial Times
Columnist of the Year – POP: Dominic Lawson, Daily Mail
Critic of the Year: Rowan Moore, The Observer
Showbiz Reporter of the Year: Dan Wootton, The Sun
Photographer of the Year: Roland Leon, Sunday Mirror
Sports Photographer of the Year: Darren Staples, Reuters
Cartoonist of the Year: Peter Brookes, The Times
Front Page of the Year: Boiling Point, Sunday People
Supplement of the Year: FT Weekend Magazine, Financial Times
The Digital Award: theguardian.com, The Guardian
Scoop of the Year: Crystal Meth Shame of Bank Chief – Nick Craven and Ross Slater, The Mail on Sunday
News Reporter of the Year: Rob Evans and Paul Lewis, The Guardian
Sports Team of the Year: The Times
News Team of the Year: The Mail on Sunday
Journalists’ Charity Award: Philippa Kennedy
The Cudlipp Award: Frontline London, London Evening Standard
Newspaper of the Year: The Guardian

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Find Love in the Guardian’s Comments

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Monday, March 31, 2014

Loony Lutfur Calls Cops on “Racist” Panorama

Not like Tower Hamlets’ paragon of open and honest local government Lutfur Rahman to throw his toys out of the pram when journalists come calling. The Mayor has not reacted well to news of tonight’s Panorama investigation into alleged dodgy goings on in East London, sending this angry email to supporters:

Criminal investigation underway as BBC Panorama whistle-blower reveals racist and Islamophobic programme on Tower Hamlets

You may be aware that BBC Panorama is due to air a programme about Tower Hamlets next week. I believe the programme is being used for political campaigning and electioneering purposes just weeks before local and Mayoral elections in May. A dossier passed to us by a BBC whistle-blower has revealed it to be in total breach of the BBC’s editorial guidelines as a public broadcaster. It has clear racist and Islamophobic overtones targeting the Bangladeshi Muslim community in Tower Hamlets.

The BBC and the undercover production company, Films of Record, have also been referred to the Information Commissioner and there is now a criminal investigation underway. Sadly this programme is already being used for political campaigning by politicians from Tower Hamlets Labour Party and promoted by right wing journalists. The BBC’s targeting of our borough is nothing short of a direct intervention in the outcome of an election.

Something Lutfur would definitely not know all about…

UPDATE: The East London Advertiser reports a Bangladeshi journalism student working for the BBC leaked Panorama’s sources to Lutfur Rahman.

UPDATE II: Worth having a watch of this attack video being pushed by Lutfur about the Panorama programme:


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Rod Liddle on the loony UN sexism special rapporteur:

“There is more sexism in Britain than in any other country in the world, according to a mad woman who has been sent here by the United Nations.

Rashida Manjoo is a part-time professor of law at Cape Town University in the totally non-sexist country of South Africa (otherwise known as Rape Capital Of The World).

Mrs Magoo has been wandering around with her notebook and is appalled by the sexist “boys’ club” culture here, apparently.

I don’t doubt we still have sexism in the UK. But is it worse than in, say, Saudi Arabia, d’you think, honey-lamb? Or about 175 other countries? Get a grip, you doolally old bat.”



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What’s he been doing FFS, mining bitcoins?


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