‘Michael White Smacked My Bottom’

The #MeToo movement claims another… former doyen of the Lobby and top Guardianista Sir Michael White has been accused of smacking a young female journalist on the bottom. Angella Johnson, a feature writer at the Mail on Sunday, tweets:

Mike does not deny the charge, claims he too is a victim and says Angella should have taken it as a compliment:

Remember Mike thinks it is actually female journalists who are the predators. “Much younger”? He’s only been married a few decades…

Michael White: Female Lobby Hacks Are “Predators”

Guido’s immediate thought was “uh oh” when the former doyen of the Lobby Michael White made this not very Guardianista comment on the Media Show:

“The power doesn’t all lie on one side; clever, attractive young women looking for stories. They can play the power game to poor old, ugly backbenchers with bad breath… they are predators.”

Female hacks are the real predators?

The ladies of the Lobby are understandably unimpressed:

Everyday sexism from old Mike…

Pat-riarchy Stumps Sir Michael White

The ‘one Pat in, one Pat out’ approach to the reshuffle confounded poor Sir Michael White:

The incoming Pat (top right) certainly is a proper northerner, but she isn’t a “he”.

Guido knows the feeling, it was approaching day three of the reshuffle when the move was announced. And to be fair, it’s out of character for Corbyn to promote a woman…

H/T @youngvulgarian

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