She’s kind of a big deal.
She’s kind of a big deal.
“I am innocent of the crimes I was charged with. I feel vindicated by the unanimous verdicts of the jury.”
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Following the roaring success of Guardian Coffee, MediaGuido can report that the paper’s pop-up stall at Glastonbury is enjoying a similar level of popularity this week:
Our man in the field says “not a single person is interested” in picking up a copy, with photo evidence showing piles and piles of unread papers still available. Another Guardian financial success…
On the Daily Politics this morning Brillo made Tom Watson eat his words after accusing Rebekah Brooks of not only being “responsible for wrongdoing at News International, but I believe she knew about it” (July 2011). Watson now admits he was wrong:
“Rebekah Brooks is not guilty. She has been found not guilty of conspiring to hack phones in a court of law. She is innocent, I wish her well with her life… I do accept she didn’t do it, I wish her well with her life and I hope she goes off and does something very productive in the world.”
Despite the mea culpa he says he cannot bring himself to say sorry. She’ll cope with that…
The Telegraph’s evening email political briefing is kaput. It is no more. It is, along with Brogan’s much missed Morning Briefing, a former email:
THANK YOU AND GOODNIGHT
This is the last Telegraph Politics Evening Briefing for the foreseeable future. From next week, you’ll be able to find our regular analysis and observations on telegraph.co.uk and in our print edition.
Over the last year, providing this briefing has been a lot of fun, and the best of it by far has been hearing from you, the readers: your responses have almost invariably been enlightening and entertaining, and we thank you for them all.
Which seems a little odd for an organisation that apparently has a “digital first” strategy. Is anything sacred at the Telegraph?
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“I take full responsibility for employing Andy Coulson. I did so on the basis of undertakings I was given by him about phone hacking and those turned out not to be the case. I always said that if they turned out to be wrong that I would make a full and frank apology and I do that today. I am extremely sorry that I employed him. It was the wrong decision and I’m very clear about that.
I asked him questions about if he knew about phone hacking and he said that he didn’t and I accepted those assurances and I gave him the job. I would say that no one has made any complaints about the work that he did for me either as Leader of the Opposition or indeed here in Number 10 Downing Street, but knowing what I now know and knowing that those assurances weren’t right it was obviously wrong to employ him. I gave someone a second chance and it turned out to be a bad decision.”
Interesting interpretation of “full and frank”…
Bit late to this one, again from Twitter Bitch Fight favourite, Louise Mensch, treating us to a classic Friday evening spat.
Taking exception to James Delingpole’s defence of her former parliamentary colleague Michael Fabricant that morning on Breitbart London, the Stateside social media favourite, once a vocal supporter of the up-and-coming website, trained her fire on its Managing Editor, former pal Raheem Kassam.
I’m Sorry | Colin Brazier
Nigel Farage’s Pub Landlord was Rebekah Brooks Trial Juror | Speccie
Ed Snowden Interview | Alan Rusbridger
BBC Should Offer Us Licence Fee Choice | TFA
Why Licence Fee Isn’t Best Way to Fund BBC | IEA
Mail Rates The Outfits of Gaza Refugees | Daily Mash
Murdoch Offers $80 Billion for Time Warner | NY Times
Today Programme’s Progressive Agenda | David Keighley
Socialist Worker: The Worst Politics of Envy | Owen Jones
BBC’s Chris Mason Goes on a Stag Do | MediaGuido
Who is Peston’s ‘Senior Government Source’? | Speccie
Owen Paterson lifts the lid on the Green Blob:
“I received more death threats in a few months at Defra than I ever did as secretary of state for Northern Ireland.”