Wednesday, June 18, 2014

WATCH: Paxo and Boris in Tandem

“It’s a bloody nightmare to cycle in London…”

Paxo’s last Newsnight is tonight…

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The PM and Premier Look a Little Different

#Gobby4PM.

London Live Sole Viewer Revealed

Localised TV stations were one of the few things that Jeremy Hunt managed not to screw up during his spell as Culture Secretary, so it’s not surprise to see him still drinking the Kool Aid:

We’ve finally found the one person who was watching London Live

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Read Guido’s Column in the Sun on Sunday Online

Nurse your hangover from last night’s defeat to Italy by picking up a copy of the Sun on Sunday and finding out where party leaders watched the match. No election in the next two weeks so you won’t find any of them down the pub.

Also in Guido’s column this week don’t miss out on:

  • Rumours that Nick Clegg is depressed are denied – Guido remains unconvinced.
  • 4 Tory MPs in a boat sunk. Aidan Burley almost drowned. Tragedy. 
  • Ed Miliband’s bad World Cup omen.

Elsewhere in today’s Sun find out which Labour MP admitted getting off his face on pills and pot. Politics for the people – just 70p down your local newsagents or online here

Friday, June 13, 2014

Golden Oldies

All change at the Oldie as editor Richard Ingrams walks out of the magazine he founded 22 years ago after falling out with its publisher, to be replaced by former Speccie editor Alexander Chancellor.

MediaGuido can reveal that Guido’s sketchwriter and resident Bercow-baiter, Simon Carr, will also now have a column in the monthly mag. He will of course continue to write the Gallery Guido and the Speaker Watch sections of this blog.

Good to see fresh new talent coming through, Guido is even thinking of offering Richard Ingrams a job on the blog…

Open Letter to the CEO of Index on Censorship

 

 

Jodie,

I’ve happily done a little bit here and there for Index. A speech at an event, an article, a bid at an auction or a table at a fundraiser. I don’t claim to be the biggest donor to Index, over the years perhaps my support has been in the low thousands.

I will never give another penny to Index as long as Steve Coogan is involved.

Paul Staines

Editor Guido Fawkes’ Blog
Guido.Fawkes@Order-Order.com

Claims that Miliband said: “I am Very, Very Sorry”

It has been claimed that Ed Miliband was forced to apologise to the people of Liverpool after seemingly the entire city jumped aboard the outrage bus over the Labour leader’s photo holding the Sun. Politics.co.uk report on a meeting with Scouse MPs yesterday:

“[Miliband] was left in no doubt whatsoever about what they thought. Ed Miliband said he was very, very sorry.”

The sincerity of these words should be looked at in perspective: Miliband gratefully accepted the chance of an op-ed for the Sun on Sunday in January and was photographed and filmed going around London with the Sun cabbie just last month. He also posed with the paper in 2011 and 2012. It is almost as if he has calculated that Liverpool will vote Labour anyway…

Steve Coogan: Bouncing Back

Sad to see Steve Coogan hit his career low at Hacked Off, Guido welcomes the news of his rehabilitation today. Coogan becomes a patron for free speech pressure group Index on Censorship, who campaign on press freedom around the world. Presumably this meansethical standard bearer Coogan admits he was wrong to try to gag newspapers from writing about coke and hookers. He says:

“Creative and artistic freedom of expression is something to be cherished where it exists and fought for where it doesn’t. This is what Index on Censorship does. I am pleased to lend my support and patronage to such an important cause.”

Of course it could just be that Index, once brave and noble fighters in the name of freedom, have badly lost their way, as Nick Cohen argues here

UPDATE: Quote of the day is also from Steve Coogan.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Carla In Jealous Bikini Huff

Guido is beginning to wonder whether Huffington Post UK editor Carla Buzasi is smoking crack:

Really Carla, really?

Shall we have a look at what HuffPo have been up to recently. For starters, the word bikini brings up 24,700 on a search of the site. Recent additions include:

Beach Babes: 150 Hot Celebrity Bikini Bodies (PICTURES)

Abbey Clancy Shows Off Her Figure In Barely-There Bikini (PICS)

And Guido’s personal favourite:

‘TOWIE’ Star Bobby Norris And Boyfriend Harry Derbidge Let It All Hang Out In Bizarre Swimwear In Marbella (PICS)

The caveat must be ‘successful’ – not a word often associated with Arianna’s London vanity project.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Read Guido’s Column in the Sun on Sunday Online

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Nine politics stories in Guido’s Sun on Sunday column this week, including why Theresa May’s sacked special adviser Fiona Cunningham was already on thin ice with Downing Street. Also in today’s column, don’t miss out on:

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  • Red Prince Joe follows in Mum (Harman) & Dad’s (Dromey) red carpeted footsteps as councillor
  • Penny Mordaunt breaks backbench hearts
  • Eric Pickles still believes – 3 lions on a flag
  • Sayeeda Warsi is lost in translation
  • Why are Commons Select Committee chairman standing down from their coveted, well paid jobs just now? Follow the money…
  • Remember Eleanor Laing ran for deputy speaker, promising to step down if Nigel Evans was cleared? Has she forgotten?
  • Osborne steals Shapps’ glory
  • Parliament hiring 100 “buddies” to help new MPs to settle in

Also in today’s Sun on Sunday, nanny to PM’s kids in sex for sale shock. Politics for the people, just 70p down your local newsagents or online here


Media Reader

Chris Cook’s “Excellent Journalism” | Iain Dale
Blinkered BBC is Ripe for Reform | David Keighley
Why We’re Fighting Hachette Books | Amazon
Labour Whinge About Sandi Toksvig Joke | Mail
Football-Mad Schoolboy Faked Journo Insight | FT
Coe Pulls Out of BBC Trust Race | Mail
Mehdi Hasan’s Israel Spin Debunked | Breitbart
How to Win a Twitter Argument | Hopi Sen
Irish Sunday Independent Story Censored | The Story
Behind the Scenes at the Screws | Guardian
Full Sunday Sport Style Guide Email | MediaGuido


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Knifed former civil service chief Bob Kerslake on his recent troubles:

“Many thks for kind wishes following back opn. Incision measured 16cm. A pretty big knife in the back! Photos on request.”



TJ says:

And i’ve noticed that 100% of Guido Fawkes staff are men. Looks like Guido has a woman problem. Or is it an hypocrisy problem?


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