Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Labour Send “Solidarity” to New Newsnight Editor

Just what the new Newsnight economics editor needs when he is being accused of being too close to the Labour Party, the Labour deputy leader sending him public solidarity on Twitter:

Perhaps Hattie’s Twitter expert hubby could teach her how to send a private message…

Monday, March 24, 2014

Polly “I’d Rather Be in Tuscany” Toynbee

Almost Psycho Gordon levels of death stare…

Sunday, March 23, 2014

What is in Guido’s Sun Column Today?

Get all the latest gossip for just 70p down the newsagents. In this week’s column don’t miss out on:

  • Why has Tony Blair been sounding out top financiers in the City?
  • John Bercow is enjoying the services of a £383,000-a-year entourage. Find out how much he’s cost the taxpayer since 2010.
  • Which football club boss has been helping out a Tory MP?
  • Where is the next Labour selection stitch up?
  • Anne McIntosh’s fans have a kamikaze plan to help her keep her seat.
  • Funeral market forces would make Maggie smile
  • How the Chancellor’s parliamentary aide unwound after bingo poster-gate
  • Lord Ashcroft’s toast to Osborne

Politics for the people at just 70p…

Friday, March 21, 2014

Channel 4 News Economics Editor Runners and Riders

Faisal Islam’s move to Sky News means there is a much-coveted vacancy for the Channel 4 News Economics Editor. As ever MediaGuido gives you the rundown of some of the likely main contenders:

  • Allister Heath: The City AM editor’s columns are essential reading and he has a great knack at explaining complex economics stories simply, which will stand him in good stead for a TV role. He has made City AM into a respected and profitable newspaper. Is he enjoying running his own newspaper too much to want to work for someone else?
  • Rob Hutton: Bloomberg’s Lobby funnyman is a numbers guy who hasn’t jumped ship for a decade. One of the most well-liked people in the business. Has broadcast experience on the Bloomberg TV channel seen in dealing rooms. Journalese vocabulary will translate onto TV.
  • Ed Conway: Could the merry-go-round see Sky News’ economics editor replace the C4 economics editor who is replacing the Sky News political editor? Has impressed with his Budget coverage recently.
  • Liam Halligan: Telegraph columnist Halligan has barely been off the telly recently, offering a stronger insight into the Russia-Ukraine situation that just about anyone else. He’s had the C4 News Economics job before…
  • Dharshini David: Beaten to the ITV News business editor job by her Sky colleague Joel Hills, Dharshini will surely throw her hat into the ring for C4 as well.
  • Gillian Tett: The FT’s decorated assistant editor and finance commentator is another heavyweight contender. Guido suspects she has her eye on a bigger prize.
  • Becky Barrow: The Daily Mail’s business correspondent is another who had a good Budget. Bit wet for the Mail but could be a better fit at C4.

Guido’s inbox will no doubt shortly be sent more tips for the post.

You stay classy, Britain…

UPDATE: Maybe Dharshini’s bosses want to keep her:

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Faisal Islam New Sky Pol Ed

Following MediaGuido’s coverage yesterday, Sky News have confirmed that Channel 4′s Faisal Islam will replace Adam Boulton as political editor later in the year. He was on form last night when Guido bumped into him at the Political Book Awards. Best of luck…

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Vote Kelvin!

Guido often asks himself what would Kelvin do, well today it seems the answer is run for public office. The nation’s favourite former tabloid editor is standing as an independent candidate in the local elections in Surrey. His big sell to voters? Justice for car parking charges…

Faisal Islam Denies He is the New Sky News Political Editor

The line is that no offer has been made to anyone for the Sky News Political Editor job, though Media Guido understands that it is a run off between current Deputy Political Editor Joey Jones and Channel Four’s Economics Editor Faisal Islam. Islam denied this afternoon that he has been offered the job, though speculation is rife in Westminster and telly-land that he is the chosen one. As was noted earlier, betting has been suspended.

Was Osborne’s Budget Good for You? (Journalists’ Edition)

Betting Suspended on Sky News Pol Ed

Paddy Power and Ladbrokes have suspended betting on the next Sky News political editor. It makes sense that if it is an internal hire we will hear imminently. Though the complexity of an external appointment may delay the news a little longer…

UPDATE: Who wouldn’t want the glamour of the job?

WATCH: Kay Burley’s Heroic Reporting From Malaysia

Kay Burley lost her phone in the line of duty as she bravely fought her way through a Malaysian media scrum live on Sky. Pray for Kay…


Media Reader

Ex-Sun Hack Cleared After 582 Days on Bail | MediaGuido
The Sun Remains Most Widely Read UK Title | Press Gazette
Sarah Wollaston’s Naming and Shaming of Bloggers | LibDemVoice
Guido Fawkes is Too Aggressive | The Times
Guardian April Fools Apology | Press Gazette
Jenni Russell and Her Child’s Godfather, Ed Miliband | Breitbart
Mirror’s Lazy Lie | Guardian
Mirror’s Weeping Child Picture Lying Lazy Journalism | Guardian
Coulson: Everything You Need to Know in 6 Seconds | MediaGuido
BBC Still Loves the Guardian | Breitbart
Establishment Times Chums Appeasing Tory Europhiles | UKIP


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A confused Nick Griffin says Nigel Farage is a shill for the City, forgetting that City banks want to stay in the EU:

“Farage is a snake oil salesman, but a very good one. His supposed anti-immigration stance is all smoke and mirrors, as is his carefully cultivated image as a ‘man of the people’. The truth is that UKIP is a pro-immigration party that exists to lobby for the interests of the City of London.”



Alexrod says:

It’s money innit.


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