Dear Deidre: Jezza and Diane Edition

Superb.

BBC Trust Grilled Over Deaf Tory Smear

Where was BBC trustee Richard Ayre when Guido’s story about the Beeb smear of Alec Shelbrooke broke? Waxing lyrical at the DCMS committee about how Auntie “operates to higher standards than other broadcasters” and that “the trust requires accuracy” online. Unfortunately for him Tory MP Jason McCartney had clearly been checking Twitter:

“It’s a slam dunk case.”

Please, tell us more about your “higher standards”…

Sky News on Tom and Jerry’s #SandwichGate

Within an hour of Guido’s story, Jeremy “two bags” Corbyn and his sandwiches make Sky News:

“There are going to be stories in the papers about him basically taking sandwiches from the mouths of veterans…”

BBC Smear of Deaf Tory MP Goes Viral

The BBC and the rest of the lefty Twitter echo chamber are gleefully sending this picture of Tory MP Alec Shelbrooke viral. The nation’s broadcaster reckons he was asleep during last night’s debate on the Trade Union Bill:

The picture has been retweeted hundreds of times already. Just one problem: he was not asleep. That little thing you can see next to his ear is a speaker. Shelbrooke needed it to hear because he is partially deaf. He tells Guido:

“I am genuinely slightly deaf and struggle to hear. I had taken part in the debate and was trying to hear the wind ups. Seems a shame I get trolled due to being slightly deaf.”

Will the BBC apologise?

UPDATE: The Labour press team also shared the smear:

UPDATE II: This new picture from ITV’s Paul Brand proves Shelbrooke was awake:

UPDATE III: The Beeb offer their “heartfelt apologies”:

Telegraph Capitulate to Nutjobs

An enjoyably punchy headline above Jeremy Warner’s Telegraph piece today:

Cue Corbynistas boarding the outrage bus and demanding an apology. Warner stood his ground:

Eventually, the Telegraph bottled it and gave in. This is their updated – much more PC – headline:

cuckoo

A victory for the loony left…

Another Sexist Socialist: Skinner Mansplains to Emily Maitlis

Even Owen Jones is criticising Jeremy Corbyn over his failure to give top jobs to women. So it hasn’t helped Labour’s new women problem that Corbyn supporter Dennis Skinner and fellow bro-cialist lost it with Emily Maitlis on the BBC this lunchtime:

DS: “You’re spinning already. That was an example of spinning. Because you were trying to imply that I turned it down.”

EM: “No that was a joke. That was a joke.”

DS: “I think it’s time that you got real, and you understood that you’re not working for Murdoch at the BBC, because you seem to be following the same pattern.”

Everyday socialist sexism…

Corbyn Stormin’ Away From Sky News

Watch a grouchy Jezza walk away in silence from Sky’s Darren McCaffery last night, before bizarrely complaining “there are people bothering me“:

Yes Jeremy, you’re the Leader of the Opposition now.

One day in the job and he’s already trying to get journalists arrested…

Read Guido’s Sun on Sunday Column Online

Find out how the the Tories are planning to surprise Jeremy Corbyn at his first PMQs with a “wall of beards” in Guido’s Sun on Sunday column. Don’t miss out on:

CULTURAL

  • “Corbyn’s Cultural Revolution”: Team Jezza’s “vicious” plan to take control of Labour HQ

NANDY

  • Corbynistas already lining up his chosen successor: left-wing choice to be NEXT Labour leader

FLY

  • Revealed: How jet-setting MPs enjoy “specially negotiated discounts” and a “VIP Heathrow service
  • Jeremy Corbyn’s first broken promise as Labour leader
  • Blubbering Burnham
  • Harriet Harman’s short memory on refugee crisis
  • It’s not just Jezza… What is it with Labour’s new top team and cosying up to terrorists?

You can read it all today, for free, only on SunNation

Guardian Grumbles Over #Jones4Jez

More than one Portcullis House onlooker noted Owen Jones working the atrium with Corbyn fixer John McDonnell and Jezza’s son on Wednesday afternoon. Whispers from the Guardian newsroom suggest the paper – which backed Cooper – is less than delighted by his overt support for Corbyn during the last few weeks. […] Read the rest

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Tory Corbyn Spy Crick’d

To be fair to “Mr Watkinson from the Conservative Party”, he doesn’t half make a quick exit…

Faster than Crick could manage…

He doesn’t like it up him…[…] Read the rest

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Owen Jones v Peter Hitchens on the Socialist “Disease”

They got on famously…[…] Read the rest

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Team Corbyn Blast BBC “Character Assassination”

Last night’s particularly punchy Panorama special asked if Corbyn believed Iraqis had the right to kill British troops:

Corbyn refuses to answer the question…

It wasn’t just tin-foil hat wearing Corbynista trolls crying establishment stitch up. His top team are furious:

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Read Guido’s Sun on Sunday Column Online

Guido’s Sun on Sunday column is back after the summer break, and is free to read, not behind a paywall, over on SunNation. Super-confident Jeremy Corbyn is planning to give jobs to Sadiq Khan and Diane Abbott in his Shadow Cabinet.[…] Read the rest

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Guardian Writer’s Vile Slur Against Falklands Hero

Earlier this week Falklands hero Simon Weston, whose suffered 46% burns and whose face was left unrecognisable after RFA Sir Galahad was bombed by the Argentinians, said that Jeremy Corbyn’s policy on the Falklands was tantamount to “surrender“. This is how regular Guardian writer and editor of the ‘Lenin’s Tomb’ blog, Richard Seymour, responded to the story:

Seymour tells his critics he only had a freelance contract with the Guardian for three years, but he wrote on average at least fortnightly for the paper’s website during 2014. […] Read the rest

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Here’s a Poll the BBC Didn’t Report

According to the BBC, support for the telly tax has been rocketing exponentially over the last decade and now lies somewhere north of 50%. Well, here’s a poll Aunty isn’t reporting on…

This new ComRes poll shows 52% would favour scrapping the license fee and making the BBC fund itself, while just 41% back the current system.[…] Read the rest

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Corbyn: Quoting Things I Have Said is “Cynical” Journalism

Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn has had a good old whinge about nasty journalists having the gall to point out things he has said in the past. Asked by ITV about those bin Laden comments, covered by all papers, Jez fired back:

“They were quite cynically and deliberately mis-reported… the point I made was it was a culmination of awful events all across the region and I said if they were capable of getting to Osama bin Laden then put him on trial.”

Awwww.[…] Read the rest

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