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.

https://twitter.com/LouiseMensch/status/480023086381924354

Play nicely…

Friday, June 20, 2014

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Fabricant Sorry For Punchy Tweet

Following his tweet this morning:

Twitterstorm over in an hour.

UPDATE: Or maybe it isn’t…

Monday, June 16, 2014

Is Dom Cummings #Winning?

The last tweet from the once prolific parody @SteveHiltonGuru account, four days ago, was a generous response to former Gove SpAd and social media connoisseur Dom Cummings:

An appointment made even more unlikely by Cummings piling into No.10 in the Times this morning, not least calling the PM’s chief of staff Ed Llewellyn “a classic third-rate suck-up-kick-down sycophant presiding over a shambolic court”. Who else has been the author of some similarly colourful criticism of Llewellyn over the years?

What a remarkable coincidence. Hashtag winning…

Friday, June 6, 2014

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Ex-Labour Liverpool Councillor Calls Cops on Old Holborn

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Readers will remember Jake Morrison, the slightly special Labour councillor booted out of the party after his very public theatrics during a spat with Luciana Berger. Morrison is now throwing a hissy fit at Twitter mischief maker and agitator of the city of Liverpool, Old Holborn, calling the police in over a series of tweets taking the mickey out of him. Old Holborn has finally found the ideal forum to spread his message, giving a statement to the Liverpool Echo:

“Naturally, those who don’t share my views or choose to take offence can find ample succour in the simple retort of ‘vile troll’ – water off a duck’s back to me, I’m thick-skinned enough to know that it’s only Twitter. I’m passionate about free speech. There are demented trolls out there, happily breaking the law by targeting individuals and we already have laws to deal with them. Twitter is possibly the greatest tool that free speech has ever possessed and is quite literally capable of bringing down tyrants and despots. Governments are desperate to control it, censor it, silence it – and if a few unwelcome trolls are the price we pay for every voice on the planet being free, it’s a price worth paying. Censoring words is one step away from burning books and we all know where that leads. If you don’t like it, don’t read it – yes, it’s that simple.”

Young Mr Morrison has not always been so keen to silence dissent:

You’d have thought our elected representatives would realise this, but involving the police whenever someone says something mean about you on the internet probably isn’t the best use of their time.

Monday, May 5, 2014

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Friday, April 25, 2014

Twitter Bitch Fight of the Week: Dan Hodges v Asher Dresner

Dan Hodges’ piece in this week’s Speccie on the men and women behind Ed Miliband is well worth a read.

Given he quotes Labour ‘insiders’ as describing Team Ed as “poisonous”, “dysfunctional” and “a bunch of medieval courtiers”, unsurprisingly it hasn’t gone down well with friends of the Labour leader.

Miliband’s former speechwriter Asher Dresner goes out to bat for his old colleagues:

Which, to be fair, is probably true…

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Saturday Seven Up

This week 111,393 visitors visited 339,807 times viewing 584,789 pages. The top stories in order of popularity were:

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Twitter Bitch Fight of the Week: Andrew Pierce v Owen Jones

Two MediaGuido Twitter bitch fight regulars are reaching for their saucers of milk this afternoon.

Andrew Pierce and Owen Jones have fallen out again, this time over Nigel Evans.

Andrew Pierce accuses Owen Jones of lying.

Who to believe?

Is what one of them says in public is not quite the same as what he says in private. Is one of them lying? They can’t both be telling the truth. Who? 


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Miliband Should Win Rochester | Martin Kettle
Thatcher Minister Sir John Nott ‘Voted for UKIP’ | Times
Time to Listen to Drugs Experts | Guardian
Drug Laws Don’t Work | Times
Our Moral Duty to Cut Taxes | David Cameron
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Channel 4 to Spoof UKIP Election Win | Guardian


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