Sunday, October 7, 2012

Twitter Media Bitch Fight: Deborah Orr v Sarah Vine

In the blue corner, Sarah Vine, Times hack and wife of Michael Gove, in the red corner Deborah Orr, Guardian hack and living cliché.

Yesterday evening crowd-sourced EyeSpy.MP spotted the Education Secretary in a bookshop with his daughter. Deborah Orr showed what a class act she is with this tweet (since deleted):

Is Deborah Orr yet another Guardian leftie who, a la Toynbee, pays to send a child to private school?

Game, set and match to Tiger Mother Vine…

Saturday, October 6, 2012

More Awesome David Cameron

Note the underscore, so as not to be confused with his more awesome namesake:


First come, first served on Twitter…

Friday, August 31, 2012

Positive Twitter Day

Guido is supporting #PositiveTwitterDay today. Twitter, especially the political Twittersphere can be a horrible nasty place, well today Guido will do his Christian best to be nice to all in his tweets. The idea comes from the invariably polite Sunder Katwala.

A number of well known Twitter curmudgeons have already re-tweeted the hashtag #PositiveTwitterDay and entered into the spirit of the day. Guido for his part is determined to have civil, positive discussions today with the likes of Polly or Mehdi. The power of positive tweeting…

Friday, May 11, 2012

When is a Leak Not a Leak?

Alastair Campbell got all high and mighty with Toby Young yesterday:

Campbell should not be so cocky about this, he is as he was forced to admit to Leveson, the original source of the leak if not the direct leaker to Guido. Given his job in government was effectively Leaker-in-Chief some may doubt his protestations. He should listen to himself on “The Case for Self-Doubt in Creativity” rather than be so sure…

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Peston BBC Blithering Budget Special

The Reithian qualities of Robert Peston have been much remarked upon here. Yesterday evening he gave us the benefit of his contacts and insight into the budget. As you can see above over a two hour period last night on the Twitter he invited us to call him a “blithering idiot”. Peston, you are a  blithering idiot.

We, along with many people in the City and business, just wish he’d shut up. Today is a good day to try CNBC’s coverage or Jeff Randall on Sky…

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Simple Simon’s Blue Future

After his little cock-up yesterday directing his followers to a Viagra shop, Guido has been thinking of ways he can help former MP and journo Siôn Simon. There was some talk of him running for Mayor of Birmingham but as that job doesn’t yet exist, perhaps he could follow the route of another has-been politico Bob Dole and actually start advertising for Pfizer:

Sadly the original TV advert doesn’t seem to be online anywhere,  but we all know Siôn has a video camera, why doesn’t he give it a go?

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Tweeter Culpa

Guido has in the past, you may have noted, said that “Twitter is s**t”, “Twitter is a passing fad” etcetera.

Strongly held opinions have never in the past prevented Guido from trying to maximise his ubiquity.  Eagle eyed co-conspirators will have spotted that the masthead has changed today and that the Guido twitterstream is now incorporated into the masthead at the top right.

Never let it be said that Guido wouldn’t change his opinion, some eleven thousand co-conspirators following him can’t be wrong….

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Self-Harman

For all their talk of engaging online and being so technically advanced, sometimes politicians painfully show just how of touch they really are. Most Twitter users at some point in the last week would have received a message from one of their followers or friends that said “haha is this you?” with a link. Classic spammer trick, it then spreads to all your followers. Harriet Harman has gone into full hysterical mode claiming in the House of Commons that her account had been “hacked” when Alan Duncan, a new gaffe-potential convert to the Twitterati, replied to what he thought was a genuine message from his old sparring partner. Far from Twitter proving this lot are in touch, more often than not it makes them look like morons. Perhaps it would be a more appropriate use of MPs time to be working on fixing that £178 billion deficit rather than messing around trying to look like they are down with the kids.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Professor Prezza’s Porkies

professor-prezzaqProfessor Prezza is very excitedly Twittering about the government’s announcement that they plan to do some pump priming  on the home building front.  John Healey announced today that 47 councils will share in  a grant of £127 million to build what amounts to about 30 homes per council.

new-home-millionThey will be completed by 2011.  So Prezza is, in a sense, wrong when he tweets that you won’t get this from a Tory government.  He is also wrong in the wider sense, after all in’t it under the Tories that the most council homes have been built?  Harold Macmillan promised to build 300,000 a year and ended up building a million.  A building programme unmatched by Labour. In fact Labour this year are actually knocking down 3,000 homes.

Professor Prezza needs to study a bit more history…

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

It is @GuidoFawkes, Ben

no_twitter_smallFirst things first, if you want to message use @guidofawkes. Better still, use email.  Ben Brogan has joined Twitter.  God knows why, suspect it might be something to do with Paul Waugh claiming Twitter-lead scoops.

How many million did the Telegraph lose last year? Don’t you have a paper to write Ben?

You ain’t gonna tweet your way to profitability…

Ben Twitter


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