More Booing of Hacks at a Manifesto Launch

Boo.

Thursday’s ‘Challenged’ Debate Line-Up

Miliband dodges the bullet of being drawn in the middle for Thursday’s BBC debate. Still not going to be a fun outing… 

WATCH: Allegra Stratton V Ed Miliband

Turns out Ed’s not tough enuss to stand up to Newsnight’s Allegra Stratton.

WATCH: Ed Begs Labour Members Not to Boo Journalists

Perhaps the most cringe-worthy moment, from a crowded field at Labour’s manifesto launch, was when Ed had to beg members not to jeer and boo journalists:

It didn’t work though, they were soon jeering Sky News.

Yet Ed confirms he would legislate to gag the press:

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Presumably it means they will break up the BBC…

Sky News: Gangsta’s Paradise

Eat your heart out Iggy Azalea! Sky News political correspondent Sophy Ridge stars in this actually-not-bad lip-sync production of Coolio’s Gangsta’s Paradise:

You’re used to seeing Paul Harrison standing outside Buckingham Palace talking about the Queen, but here is his bold attempt at Will Smith’s Summertime:

All brought to you by Sky cameraman Chris Pearson. Happy Monday morning…

Classic Guardian Freudian Slip

Ed Miliband unveils his “big promise” on the front page of tomorrow’s Guardian: no more borrowing. Can you spot the perfect Freudian slip?

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No need for a second edition, they had it right first time…

Read Guido’s Sun on Sunday Column For Free Today

What’s up with Mr and Mrs Harman? Official documents say Harriet and Jack are living apart. You can read Guido’s Sun on Sunday column for free today over on Sun Nation, where there is no paywall. Don’t miss out on:

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  • Secrets of Cameron’s calorific campaign tour revealed: the PM is “Hangry Dave”

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  • Nick Clegg boasts he is sticking to his roots in an interview in front of his £5,499 cooker!

EDDIE

  • Eddie puts his stiletto in it: millionaire Labour luvvie’s latest out of touch stunt
  • The Green Party claim to be republicans but there is one Queen they will work with
  • What can we expect from the Tory manifesto this week? Introducing the “blandifesto”
  • Are the Tories trying to start a riot with their latest Sol Campbell stunt?

Read today’s column for free, here

Buzzfeed: Follow the Monopoly Money

Following Media Guido’s revelation that Buzzfeed deleted a negative article about the board game Monopoly just a month after entering a lucrative sponsored content deal with Monopoly’s owner Hasbro, Techno Guido can report that Buzzfeed inserted computer code into their website that forced Google and Wayback Machine into hiding the deleted article from their cache:

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This stops people from viewing an article critical of one its sponsored content ‘collaborators’ and even prevents people who search for the article to see that it existed.

Google cache and Wayback Machine are digital archives of the web that can be used to find web pages that are no longer available.

Tom Chivers’ Monopoly article is the only one of Buzzfeed’s deleted articles that has been blocked from Google in this way, the other article mentioned above has not been deleted. It’s always the cover up that gets you.

UPDATE: Matthew Ingram points out that removing an entire post is explicitly forbidden in BuzzFeed’s ponderous code of conduct:

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Sex, Lies and MI5: Labour’s Spinners Weren’t Always So Delicate

The Tories “spent yesterday playing politics in the gutter, trying to smear Labour with lies,” moans a Labour press release sent out this morning. The delicate flowers are still upset with Michael Fallon and stories in the papers […]

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The Day the Polls Didn’t Turn

This is a poll of polls average for today only:

Worth noting that the Labour figure is inflated by their very high rating with Panelbase.

As you can see below, TNS, Panelbase and Survation all put Labour ahead, but the […]

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Clarkson Pulls Out of Have I Got News For You

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Jimmy Mulville of Hat Trick Productions says:

“On reflection, Jeremy Clarkson has decided not to host Have I Got News

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Everything is Awesome About Bloomberg’s Lego Election

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