Monday, March 17, 2014

Buzzfeed Steal Jon Stone from Politics Home

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Read Guido’s Column in the Sun on Sunday Online

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  • Nigel’s wife Kirsten is “putting on the Ritz for him”
  • Dave meets Merkel, scores with “Flappy Bird”
  • No Costa living crisis for Labour’s Andy Sawford, who wants to ban free coffee from Waitrose yet expenses it for himself!
  • Former Tory Energy minister Charles Hendry cashes in extra £100,000 on the side despite conflicts of interest
  • Gorgeous George Galloway’s crazy Tony Benn conspiracy theory
  • Is Maria Miller looking for a good day to bury bad news?
  • Nadhim Zahawi’s latest energy bill…

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Friday, March 14, 2014

Newsnight Hire Pro-Labour TUC Wonk as Economics Editor

newsnightStephanie “Two Eds” Flanders used to annoy Tory MPs when she was the economics pundit on Newsnight, before her the quasi-Marxist Paul Mason had them shouting at the telly. Well imagine how they are going to react to the news that the TUC’s senior economist Duncan Weldon has been hired as her replacement. Weldon is a former Labour Party staffer who has blogged for the Fabian Society, Left Foot Forward and written a series of posts praising Labour politicians and attacking the Tories on LabourList. If that were not enough he also writes regularly for the Owen Jones launched and Unite-funded CLASS think tank. Guido looks forward to his fair and balanced reporting…

BBC sources say that it would be unfair to blame the former Guardian deputy-editor Ian Katz who is now Newsnight’s editor for the hire as James Harding (ex-Times editor) signs off the hires. Katz seems sensitive to complaints about the politics of Newsnight:

It is clearly provocative in a pre-election year to hire a well known Labour Party advocate for the position when the economy is going to be the central election issue. The BBC’s Charter is up for review in 2017. Conservative HQ will be as suspicious as ever of the BBC…

UPDATE: Livid Tory spokesman: “Highly questionable appointment. Arthur Scargill would be a more objective appointment.”

UPDATE II: Duncan Weldon ran as a candidate for the Labour Party in Crouch End, Haringey in the 2010 elections.

UPDATE III: Duncan Weldon was the economic adviser to Harriet Harman when she was acting leader of the Labour Party. This might just lead some to question his objectivity in reporting on Labour’s forthcoming 2015 manifesto.

UPDATE IV:

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Tony’s Texts to Rebekah

A clingy sounding Mr Tony coaches Rebekah through her select committee appearance:

LOL…

Sky News Political Editor: Down to the Final Three

MediaGuido understands that the final interviews for the Sky News political editor gig will be held tomorrow. Millbank bosses have narrowed it down to the final three, with one of the candidates still in the running describing the process so far as “attritional” and “rigorous, rigorous, rigorous”. Sky sources confirm if they go in-house we can expect an announcement imminently, if they choose an outside candidate we will have to wait. Stay tuned…

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

PICTURE: Nick Robinson’s Tribute to Bob Crow

Did the Daily Mail Kill Bob Crow?

  • Union boss Bob Crow died from heart attack early this morning
  • Today’s Mail ran brutal hatchet job on Crow

The Daily Mail newspaper published a deadly hatchet job on union leader Bob Crow last night just hours before his death from a heart attack, it emerged this morning. In developments likely to infuriate his union members, it was revealed that the Mail described Crow as a “militant” and criticised him for attending a “three-course lunch at Westminster’s fashionable Inn on the Park restaurant”.

The attack appeared on the paper’s website only hours before Crow suffered a fatal heart attack. Bob Crow died at Whipps Cross hospital in Leytonstone early this morning.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Twitter Spat Du Jour

Have no idea what prompted this spat, Nicholas Watt is such a smoothie even if Toby Young is more abrasive. Am nevertheless giving the victory in the spat to Toby because he had some good comebacks and Watt didn’t seem to have done his homework in so much as actually reading and comprehending the central thrust of the offending article.

We report, you decide….

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Read Guido’s Column in the Sun on Sunday Online

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  • Guido has obtained the top secret Tory Party parliamentary candidates list and David Cameron’s women problem worsens: less than 1/3 of the names on the Tory candidates list are female.
  • UKIP’s plan for Jeremy Clarkson
  • What did David Cameron’s barrister brother do during Friday’s strike over legal aid cuts?
  • A new twist in the race to be EU commissioner
  • Why has Alastair Campbell been keeping so unusually quiet about Russia?
  • Gove for Foreign Secretary?

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Friday, March 7, 2014

Media Movements: Janine Gibson Heir Apparent to Rusbridger

Hotly tipped by MediaGuido in the past, Janine Gibson is coming home from the US to be deputy editor of Guardian News & Media and editor-in-chief of the Guardian website. Cementing her position as the heir apparent to Alan Rusbridger. Fair play to her for celebrating her good news appropriately:

Gibson’s main rival to the job Katharine Viner replaces Gibson as US editor, leaving her position in Australia. She is replaced by Emily Wilson, who was UK network editor of the Guardian website. Rusbridger spent an hour today explaining the moves to some hundred staff who, according to reports, were not too happy…

Privately educated Janine has previously been media editor and editor of the G3 supplement, so as a candidate she is from outside of news and features but is more than just a techie. The promotion leaves her back in Kings Place and in line for the throne…


Media Reader

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
Andrew Pierce v Owen Jones | MediaGuido
Michael Rosen’s Expert Opinions | MediaGuido
Metro Editor Leaves | Buzzfeed
Local News Stories That Rocked The World | Poke


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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.”



orkneylad says:

What’s he been doing FFS, mining bitcoins?


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