Archive for 'Grauniad'
Criticising the boss is never easy. But when your boss is the po-faced editor of the Guardian, and the subject is his half-million salary and vanity scribblings as against compulsory redundancies and pay-cuts, you apparently can’t file a grievance in the comment section of one of his essays.
On this thread, Alan Rusbridger’s efforts in learning [...]
John Mann on Standard Chartered, as reported by Reuters:
Several of the bank’s top shareholders and a leading opposition lawmaker have questioned whether U.S. authorities are seeking to undermine London as a global financial centre. [...]
“I think it’s a concerted effort that’s been organised at the top of the U.S. government. I think this is Washington [...]
When a country is in trouble, it looks for scapegoats. All too often, that scapegoat has been the Jew. Something similar has been happening at The Guardian.
The Guardian is in a death spiral. Like most newspapers, it has found that readers prefer not to pay for something that they can read for free on their mobile [...]
Posted: July 18th, 2012 under Grauniad.
The Guardian has published a piece by Nader Elkhuzundar this evening. Elkhuzundar writes:
Hamas has always been the spike in Israel’s throat. The latter took advantage of this and tightened up the siege on the Gaza Strip, in the name of “self defence” and anti-terrorism acts. The Gazan border is almost always closed. [...]
Hamas has slowly stripped the [...]
As was apparent at the time, when people were commenting, but may now be less clear to the casual reader – this is a spoof.
Following his op-ed, “We Palestinians are reclaiming our destiny“, which was published in The Guardian today, Ismail Haniyeh has kindly agreed to an interview with Associate Editor Seumas Milne on the [...]
Another day, another need for a “correction” from the Guardian.
This time, it involves the newspaper’s favourite racist, Raed Salah:
The Guardian has removed a comment posted in Raed Salah’s name in a comment thread on their Comment Is Free website at CST’s request, which included a false and damaging allegation against CST.
Raed Salah wrote an opinion piece for the Guardian [...]
Posted: April 24th, 2012 under Grauniad.
The Guardian launched its “Open Journalism” approach last month.
I’m still not entirely clear what the Guardian means when they talk about non-journalists “contributing to our journalism”, as they put it. Here’s one description:
Adam Freeman, executive director of commercial at Guardian News & Media, told a conference in Oxford that the loss-making newspaper was moving towards [...]
Posted: March 9th, 2012 under Grauniad.
In December, the Guardian reported:
The UK’s biggest book chain, Waterstone’s, has apologised after one of its branches pushed Adolf Hitler’s manifesto Mein Kampf as the “perfect” Christmas present.
Amid the glossy hordes of titles by Jeremy Clarkson, Lee Evans and Jamie Oliver for sale this Christmas, the Huddersfield branch of Waterstone’s used a festive sticker to describe Mein [...]
Posted: March 5th, 2012 under Grauniad.
A friend has just received the following request for his views on an exciting new venture for The Guardian:
The Guardian is thinking of developing a new hotel concept. An atmospheric place to unwind, broaden your mind and meet others. This would be much more than simply a place to stay and would offer an inspiring [...]
Posted: February 20th, 2012 under Grauniad.
The Guardian has celebrated Holocaust Memorial Day by running a “gotcha” piece which implies that Michael Gove MP improperly provided government money to the Community Security Trust:
Michael Gove, the education secretary, awarded £2m of public money to an organisation that he promoted as an adviser for four years.
The education secretary personally made the decision to [...]
Posted: January 27th, 2012 under Grauniad.