Harassing Dom

25 May

Jill Mead, who according to her Twitter bio, is a photographer for the Guardian and “champion of the underdog”, says of the above photo “I left a short message for Dominic Cummings and then swiftly fled the scene.” Not reporting what is happening, faking up graffiti for a photo which she sold on… Yesterday was […]

Marxist Michie’s Mass Media Campaign

22 May

Sky News may have started labelling activist experts like Sophie Ellie, the Momentum activist teacher, yet one activist is still going unlabelled on other channels and is taking the opportunity to denounce the government’s response at every turn. Susan Michie is a dedicated Marxist campaigner who has managed to get herself on not only the […]

Sky News Gets There Eventually

22 May

This morning Momentum activist Ellie Sharp is appearing on a rolling package on Sky News opposing the return of schools. At 6 a.m., as usual the militant left-wing campaigner was simply described as a “primary school teacher”. Then, to their credit, Sky News added a more accurate description. By 8 a.m. Sharp was a “union […]

Public Think Media Coverage of Virus is Getting Even Worse

21 May

Some hacks got very upset a few weeks ago when a Sky/YouGov poll showed how just how low they are rated in the public’s esteem, they jumped on any poll which showed they were not entirely unloved. The trend is not the media’s friend, YouGov has been tracking attitudes to coronavirus in Britain since lockdown […]

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Hack Confuses Government and Telegraph Campaign

20 May

Gordon Rayner is The Telegraph’s political editor, today his byline was on a story claiming that “new advertisements have started appearing yesterday following criticism that the Government slogan was too vague”. An astonished government source tells Guido “Gordon is a moron, Telegraph executives helped devise the campaign, taxpayers just paid for it”. It is not […]

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GMB Doorstep Buckland

20 May

The Government’s interview boycott is clearly getting on GMB’s nerves. This morning they went to Westminster Green to accost Robert Buckland in the middle of his media round, in an attempt to secure an interview. Jonathan Swain almost came away successful, telling Piers and Susanna that Buckland said he’d return for an interview in an […]

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Broadcasters Need to Clearly Label Talking Heads

18 May

Day after day on our screens broadcasters have an insatiable appetite for “talking heads”, articulate people who can make interesting television by making a passionate case. Producers are on the look out for people with knowledge of the hot issue of the day who they can use to make interesting viewing. This is why old […]

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Sky’s Boris Bashing Teacher is Momentum Activist

18 May

Teacher Ellie Sharp appeared on Sky News over the weekend to engage in some good old Tory bashing. She repeatedly said the phrase “speaking as a teacher” and “speaking as an educator” before claiming “I don’t believe Boris Johnson has our best interests at heart.” Perhaps she would have been less misleading if she had said […]

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Lobby Chairman Allows Filming of No. 10 Briefing

15 May

Guido’s campaign to get the daily No. 10 briefings filmed is clearly gathering pace – albeit with baby steps. Sky News broadcast Lobby Chairman Jason Groves allowing part of a briefing with the No. 10 spokesman to be filmed – something he’s been dead against thus far. Technically Guido thinks he is in breach of […]

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Advertising Buzz for Woke News Wore Off, Food for Millennials Now Brings in Dough

14 May

There is little point listing reasons why BuzzFeed UK failed, it certainly wasn’t anything to do with the team that produced the content nor even that Facebook algo change, though that won’t have helped. It was quite simply that the business model was doomed. BuzzFeed has a successful business pitched at under 30s who want […]

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Piers Morgan Shares Covid Water Supply Fake News

12 May

This afternoon Piers Morgan shared an erroneous claim from ‘Water UK’ that the Prime Minister had “mistakenly referred to COVID-19 being in the #water supply.” The tweet, which has been doing the rounds on the loopier sides of the internet, said that “tap water remains perfectly safe”, as if the PM had suggested anything different was […]

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Anonymous Soothsayer Tory MP Foresees Starmer Success

12 May

Nick Watt was clearly short on content for yesterday’s Newsnight as he resorted to filling time by citing one anonymous Tory MP, who claimed that after Keir Starmer’s performance over the last couple of days there is a “path in which Keir Starmer would win” the next election in five year’s time – overturning an 80-seat majority […]

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Why Macron’s Virus Recovery Slogan is Uncontroversial

11 May

Over in France they too are having a phased easing of lockdown. Macron’s slogan can be translated as “Save Lives, Remain Prudent”. In tone barely distinguishable from “Save Lives, Stay Alert”, yet the slogan is entirely uncontroversial in Parisian media circles. The key difference is Macron does not face a Brexit-deranged media class who see […]

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Maitlis Tweets Corona Conspiracy Theory

11 May

Emily Maitlis is raising eyebrows across Westminster for a tweet speculating as to whether any confusion over Boris’ statement last night is “part of a larger strategy of deniability”, suggesting that Number 10’s strategy may be “we will give you the chance to make your own choices. Please don’t blame us for what comes next.“ A […]

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Front Page Fake News

8 May

The front page headline of today’s Morning Star is a bold lie. Following the 1939 Molotov-Ribbentrop pact the Morning Star wasn’t anti-fascist. It was, as it is today, dismissive of the capitalist Western democracies, opposing rearmament and undermining the war effort until 1941. We should never allow the communists to forget… Whereas democratic socialists like […]

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Fourth Time Lucky for The Telegraph

7 May

This morning we saw a spate of ‘Exclusive to all news outlets everywhere‘ going round, with almost all major papers – with the noticeable exception of The Times – splashing on a loosening of the lockdown coming from Monday.  All readers will be delighted to hear prospective news of unlimited exercise; being able to relax in the […]

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BBC’s NHS App Expert Was Sadiq’s Deputy Mayor

5 May

Radio 4’s expert brought on to discuss the new NHS contact tracing app this morning was actually appointed by Sadiq Khan as his Deputy Mayor in 2016, taking home a hefty £130,000 a year for the political role. Matthew Ryder QC’s online pro-Labour anti-Tory and anti-Brexit activism fits with Matrix Chambers, where Change UK MEP […]

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Fake News Death Wish Daily Mirror

4 May

Yesterday the Mirror claimed Boris Johnson had a “death plan” to kill school children by forcing them back to school in June. It goes without saying there is no such plan and all the medical research suggests children are thankfully almost immune from this terrible virus. Last month they claimed that 50,000 people were set […]

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Tories’ Decade-Long John Ashton Bias Row

1 May

Professor John Ashton’s had quite a week, after appearing on the BBC’s party political Panorama in which he took up one-third of the interview time, to having old antisemitic tweets uncovered by The Jewish Chronicle – including comparing Zionists to Nazis, and asking if the Jewish news site was “in the pocket of Zionists”. We already knew he […]

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Newsnight Public Health Expert is Labour Donor

1 May

Last night’s Newsnight featured public health physician Professor Gabriel Scully slamming the last decade of Tory rule, saying “The resilience has been stripped systematically out of the system… If you make the system as lean and emaciated as it is there will not be the public health staff there… you can’t magic them up out of nowhere” […]

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BBC Finally Admits Panorama Liased with Communist Union Organiser

30 Apr

After must obfuscation from the BBC Press Office, the corporation has finally admitted that the communist trade union organiser Nigel Flanagan was contacted by Panorama during the programme’s production. Initially the BBC’s statement ignored Flannagan completely. When pressed further by Guido they issued a non-denial denial: “On Nigel Flanagan, I can tell you that we […]

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Sunak’s £35 Million Subsidy to the Corporate Media

30 Apr

The Treasury has just announced that UK newspapers will receive up to £35 million in additional government advertising revenue as part of its COVID-19 communications campaign. The digital spend is splashing out on some of our rivals.* Guido is glad to see that Canary editor-in-chief comrade Kerry-Anne Mendoza is the beneficiary of the taxpayers’ largesse. […]

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Deranged Boris Hater Emma Kennedy Threatens TalkRADIO for Describing Her Accurately

30 Apr

Deranged Boris hater and TV celeb Emma Kennedy is probably best known to the politcal world for her relentless tweeting. Her conspiracy ridden speculation as to why Boris was missing PMQs yesterday was, along with Alister Campbell’s unhinged rant that Boris should have prioritised PMQs over the birth of his sun, the subject of a […]

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