Monday, June 23, 2014

Twitter Bitch Fight of (Last) Week: Mensch v Breitbart

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.

Seconds out.

Play nicely…

Toff Sex Scandal Story Mysteriously Spiked By Mail Online

A classic Mail Online toff sex scandal story appeared online late last night, reporting that the multi-millionaire banker and Oxfordshire landowner Jamie Lonsdale, 55, is to marry a Russian pole dancer called Crystal Night following his divorce from wife Laura, once lady-in-waiting to Princess Diana. A cracking tale, and one that would no doubt titillate Mail Online readers, so why has the story been taken down from the website this morning?

Perhaps someone in the office mentioned that Laura Greig, the scorned ex-wife, is the sister of Mail on Sunday editor Geordie Greig. Better hope he didn’t notice

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Read Guido’s Column in the Sun on Sunday Online

In today’s Sun on Sunday column Guido exclusively reveals that Ed Miliband’s former speechwriter has defected to the government to work for LibDem justice minister Simon Hughes. Pick up your copy of the Sun on Sunday to read Phil Taylor’s damning assessment of Miliband, including his warning that it would be “a disaster” if Labour wins a majority. Don’t miss out on:

  • Tired out after losing to UKIP, Tory MEPs take all expenses paid luxury break by the Adriatic
  • As Downing Street aides put away their flags and flip flops one minister still has to go to Brazil
  • Salmond might not enjoy the PM’s visit to the site of the Battle of Bannockburn where the Scots thumped the English
  • Rik Mayall’s politics were more B’stard than the Young Ones

Politics for the many, not the few, just 70p down your local newsagents or online here

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Ed’s Guardian Problem (Part II)

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As Guido pointed out yesterday Ed Miliband appears to have lost the support of the Guardian’s political writers, today the paper splashes on the loss of faith within the shadow cabinet. This is despite, or perhaps because, he recently came to the Guardian’s offices to do a Q & A session with the editorial team…

Friday, June 20, 2014

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Ed’s Guardian Problem

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Labour spin-doctors have always feared the “Tory press”, they should take a look at the headlines in their own hinterland, the above are from Yesterday’s Guardian. They dwell on the Ed Problem. If the core Labour luvvie vote is lost what hope is their for Ed as the polls narrow. The UK Polling Report rolling average has Labour now on 35% and the Tories on 32% with the trend showing Labour declining. 45 weeks to go…

WATCH: Yasmin Alibhai-Brown v Rod Liddle

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown and Rod Liddle had to be “torn apart” on the way out of the studio at the end of this interview on Channel 4 News last night:

Feel the love.

UPDATE: Those who make it their business to be outraged are outraged about Micky Fabricant’s tweet on the subject:

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They seem to miss the “I could never” preface to his point.  Predictable…

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Labour Policy Announcement Achieves Widespread Coverage

On the day Ed Miliband made his big new policy announcement on welfare, the BBC is talking about their broken promise on owls:

Ross Hawk-ins’ finest hour…

Telegraph Lifestyle to go 100% Digital

Dan Hickey, the Utahn Head of Lifesytle at the Telegraph, who previously ran a walking magazine, has told hacks at the bruised paper that they are planning to take all lifestyle content “100 percent digital”, including magazines and supplements. Needless to say this has gone down like a (designer) mug of cold sick.

Daily Mail Offer Cummings £5,000 For Gove Tell-All

Guido understands that Andrew Pierce has let it be known that the Mail is offering Dominic Cummings £5,000 for a tell-all op-ed for the Saturday paper.

They want 2,000 words from Gove’s former SpAd, who the PM last night attacked as a “career psychopath”.

Could the Daily Mail be attempting to make mischief at the expense of their leading columnist’s husband?


Media Reader

Cops Seized Journalist’s Phone to Out Whistleblower | Press Gazette
Another BBC Stitch Up? | David Keighley
Indy Deletes ‘Jewish Lobby’ Headline | MediaGuido
Vice Sells 10% to Disney, Valuation $2.5 Billion |
India’s Modi Bypasses Mainstream Media | Index
Times Most Popular Paid Digital Title | Press Gazette
Last Call for the Printed News | Clay Shirky
No Charges After Two Years On Bail | Patrick Foster
Tabloids’ Reporting of Robin Williams Not Excessive | David Banks
Beeb’s Purnell Still Spinning Hard | David Keighley
BBC Protection Racket Should Be Shut Down | Dan Hodges


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