Guardian’s Social Media Boob

The Guardian’s social media offering went tits up last night, after a bunch of Twitter users accused the newspaper of “sexism” for illustrating a story about the potential banning of office party liasons with a fulsome cover image. Happily for the killjoys of Twitter they nipped the problem in the bud by swapping the image…

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Guardian Hacks Vote to Hold Strike Ballot

Guardian hacks have just voted to hold a strike ballot after rejecting a revised management pay offer worth 4.7%, backdated to April. Staff opted to forego a rise worth 2% last year during the pandemic, however they want that reinstated to April 2020 plus another 3% from this April. How will we cope, deprived of Owen Jones…

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Begging for Exclusives

A casual reading of the note pictured above, taken from the footer of a recent Guardian article, could give the reader the impression that the Guardian was responsible for the undoubted scoop of the year. According to The Guardian’s begging appeal, the revelation of Hancock’s extra-marital office shenanigans

“… once again highlights the urgent need for independent news organisations like the Guardian to scrutinise public figures and hold them to the highest standards.”

Except it doesn’t, because the Guardian had nothing to do with the scoop, they just followed up The Sun’s front page a day later. The Guardian’s too busy running paid for advertorials dictated by billionaire Bill Gates to be getting scoops. As one Sun executive quipped to Guido, the last scoop he read in the Guardian was about “quinoa shortages in Bolivia“.

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Guardian Admits Historic Support for the White Supremacist Confederacy, Still Covering Up Slavery Links Report

Following Guido’s exclusive yesterday that The Guardian had covered up the results of an independent report showing its historical connections to slavery, the paper has now published a mea culpa admitting somewhat sheepishly, in terms, that it had supported the Confederacy during the American Civil War, claiming its “support for the Confederacy led to a loathing of Abraham Lincoln that today seems petty and shameful“. An odd volte face, considering just two days ago it claimed “times change but the Guardian’s values don’t”…

Informed readers have long been aware of the Guardian’s unwoke support for white supremacist side in the American Civil War. Presumably the underlying values that led a previous editor of the Guardian to take that position in past times have now actually changed. The report commissioned last July by The Guardian’s owner the Scott Trust was supposed to investigate their founders links to slavery and the cotton trade. According to the report’s lead author,  Dr. Sheryllynne Haggerty, the report was completed, though never published. Judging from The Guardian’s confession this morning, it’s easy to guess what the report found…

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EXCLUSIVE: Scott Trust Commissioned Report into Slavery Links Covered Up By Guardian

Following yesterday’s story pointing out The Guardian’s silence over the report into its historical links to slavery, Guido can now exclusively reveal that the report for the Scott Trust has been undertaken – yet remains unreleased.

The independent investigation – which was commissioned by The Guardian’s owner the Scott Trust –  began its research back in July, after Guido identified the paper’s support for the Confederacy during the American Civil War, and that its founder made his fortune in the cotton trade. Ten months later, The Guardian is still keeping quiet on the report’s findings.

The report’s lead author, Dr. Sheryllynne Haggerty, confirmed that not only had the investigation concluded, it was also only ever ‘a scoping report‘ in the first place – which suggests to Guido that its results were obvious from the start. Clearly, The Guardian has been covering up the investigation’s findings for some time…

Guido has asked The Guardian press office for comment. At the time of going to pixel no response has been received.

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Happy Birthday Guardian, Where’s Your Race Report?

Last year The Guardian announced that the Scott Trust had commissioned an independent report that would investigate the paper’s historical links to the slave trade – after Guido pointed out that it had given unqualified support to the Confederacy during the American civil war, and its founder made his fortune in the cotton trade. Surely a cancellation offence for the woke… 

Back in the 1860s the Manchester Guardian, as it was, gave unqualified support to the confederacy during the American civil war; even reprinting confederate propaganda against the slaves’ liberator, Abraham Lincoln.

“… it was an evil day both for America and the world when he was chosen President of the United States”

–  Manchester Guardian, 10th October 1862

Upon the news of President Lincoln’s assassination, the Guardian described the president’s time in office as “abhorrent”, specifically the Proclamation of Emancipation – the act that declared “all persons held as slaves” within the rebellious states “are, and henceforward shall be free.” Perhaps the opposition to emancipation of slaves was driven by the views of their founder, John Edward Taylor, who made his money in the cotton trade – an industry that prospered on the backs of cotton-picking slaves.

On its bicentennial anniversary the paper claims “times change but the Guardian’s values don’t”. That’s all very well, Guido however wants to know, where is the report? The investigation was announced in July 2020, yet since then, Guido hasn’t read a word from either The Guardian or the Scott Trust itself on what they might’ve found. Did we miss its publication? 

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