It is almost exactly a year ago that the Daily Mail’s RightMinds site launched under the direction of Simon Heffer. It is to be mothballed.
The comment section of the world’s most popular news site will not close down immediately and current contributors will still be able to publish there, they are however calling it a day on commissioning new writing although the existing bloggers will be able to upload their wit and wisdom onto the site. Guido understands that Mail Online editor Martin Clarke has won his battle against RightMinds which he saw as a great distraction from the Mail Online’s winning formula of beach babes, celebrity gossip with fashion shoots focusing on lingerie clad tits and arse. Martin Clarke apparently clenched the argument against focusing resources on RightMinds following the Arbeit Mach Frei comment article debacle.
Politics online for the Mail will be in the hands of the newly appointed Matt Chorley. Heffer himself tells Guido he will now focus on writing for the paper…
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