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alt.guardian.die.die.die
« on: July 15, 2020, 08:57:44 PM »

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« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2020, 08:58:55 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2020, 09:10:29 PM »
Fuck The Guardian.

Corbyn aside, remember when HMV was in danger of closing all it's shops and loads of people were going to lose their jobs and they printed an article titled "Thank you for the music, HMV, but we don’t need you any more?"

Fuck them.

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« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2020, 09:10:43 PM »
The first positive comment was about a hundred tweets down. I wonder if he'll pay the slightest heed to this (he won't).

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« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2020, 09:11:13 PM »
1990s you reading 2020s Guardian "what is this Right Wing rag?" and so it drifts further. Investigative journalism dying in the mainstream.

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« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2020, 09:19:22 PM »
i always assumed Owen knew the guardian was shit but he just used it as a platform. like, you know, rage against the machine signing to Epic/Sony

but this is fucking pathetic. it gives succor to establishmentbots like Freedland, no better than Aaronovitch and ginned-up mums like Suzanne Moore, no better than Allison Pearson. in the fucking trash

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« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2020, 09:27:45 PM »
Freedland ... Suzanne Moore
At the same time, these will be the last to leave the payroll.

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« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2020, 09:37:40 PM »
i always assumed Owen knew the guardian was shit but he just used it as a platform. like, you know, rage against the machine signing to Epic/Sony

but this is fucking pathetic. it gives succor to establishmentbots like Freedland, no better than Aaronovitch and ginned-up mums like Suzanne Moore, no better than Allison Pearson. in the fucking trash

Indeed, he knows not to bite the hand that feeds him.

I laughed when Hadley Freeman was beakering over people sharing that good bit of Times journalism a while back. 'print media is dying, support it', the comments telling her to get bent and calling her an establishment stooge were great. But you've got to say fair play to her, she's carved out a nice little corner wanking out blog-tier articles about Trading Places being problematic and Karen being a slur, she knows if times get hard and she gets dunted the days are gone.

Conversely Owen is one of the few left-wing faces left and he'd get picked up by something rising from the ashes, but the gig must be too good.

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« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2020, 10:04:11 PM »
Having the Guardian as the last 'left wing' paper didn't help when we had the only UK left wing party with a chance of power there will now ever be.

So that argument that it provides a bulwark against the excesses of the right is nonexistent. They fucking chose to cut their nose to spite their face like the pearl clutching liberal haute bourgeois nonentities they are.

It's just a filter there to dilute, obviate, obscure any attempt to popularise left wing thought. Of course there are some left wing columnists as it would be impossible to labour the pretence otherwise. For years they've traded on angering the left as clickbait. Tough fucking pisscakes now lads.

Middle class rag for clueless Blairites to dry hump the corpse of their treacherous dead dream.


It can get to absolute fuck.


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« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2020, 10:04:50 PM »
I assume The Guardian could absorb far higher losses, if its management and the board wanted it to.

There's a billion quid to work through before they let anyone go that they actually don't want to.

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« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2020, 10:05:09 PM »
i always thought he was still freelance? anyway he supported owen smith which was the PLP blatantly telling the labour party to fuck off, so i shouldnt be surprised

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« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2020, 10:18:46 PM »
The only compelling argument is they did do some good investigative stuff, Windrush and Snowden, although I hear that the security services have since neutered them.

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« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2020, 10:26:01 PM »
Yes, I've read that, hence the neutered comment.

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« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2020, 10:27:57 PM »
The only compelling argument is they did do some good investigative stuff, Windrush and Snowden, although I hear that the security services have since neutered them.

Yes this does give me some pause, but then it doesn't necessarily follow that now there'd be no place for those kinds of article.

Their main contribution in recent years is boosting TERFS and Disingenuous centrists.

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« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2020, 10:31:11 PM »
Yes, I've read that, hence the neutered comment.

Assumed you had, it was posted for the benefit of anyone who hasn't.

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« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2020, 10:49:30 PM »
https://twitter.com/AliceAvizandum/status/1283460115111215105

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« Reply #17 on: July 15, 2020, 11:10:12 PM »

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« Reply #18 on: July 15, 2020, 11:20:22 PM »
they could use a shout-out from John C

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« Reply #19 on: July 15, 2020, 11:27:28 PM »
did you SEE the last article by Queen Marina though???? it was DELIGHTFULLY DEVILISH. i am very left wing.

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« Reply #20 on: July 15, 2020, 11:59:53 PM »
Bloody Marina Hyde

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« Reply #21 on: July 16, 2020, 12:01:52 AM »
The Guardian's an entitled kitchen island joke - hope this was the point of this thread.  Has been for 10 years.

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« Reply #22 on: July 16, 2020, 12:03:51 AM »
Bloody Marina Hyde

Confusing being endlessly facetious with actually being funny

She's like HS Art made flesh

Bit unfair. She wouldn't know whimsy if it bummed pubes daz right in front of her.

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« Reply #23 on: July 16, 2020, 12:28:50 AM »
Thank you for linking this pancs, I read all of the replies and enjoyed almost every one, great to come home to some good news!  Cannot wait to see these cunts unemployed - wow, who knew I could feel like that? 

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« Reply #24 on: July 16, 2020, 12:29:25 AM »
satan knew

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« Reply #25 on: July 16, 2020, 12:33:12 AM »
Cannot wait to see these cunts unemployed
Who are you hoping for? Might be interesting to compare in a few months with those who've actually left the payroll.

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« Reply #26 on: July 16, 2020, 12:33:37 AM »
dunno, I expect some little people will get fired, they'll put a paywall and that'll be it. the high profile cunts are safe, it's a bit like Bezos asking for donations so that his employees don't starve. I hope I'm wrong obv

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« Reply #27 on: July 16, 2020, 12:42:50 AM »
Who are you hoping for? Might be interesting to compare in a few months with those who've actually left the payroll.

I'll take what I can get but obvs, Fuckmeshoes, Freedland, Cohen, they would make a lovely start.  Toynbee.  There are so many more.  Behr.  Pidd.  I know it's a silly dream but, right now, it's making me feel all warm and cosy.  Rayner.  Crace.  Fucked now.

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« Reply #28 on: July 16, 2020, 12:54:59 AM »
Even today on the online site they've been pushing a Labour anti-semitism story complete with Corbyn picture as their main piece (I would have thought Tories purging a committee chair might be bigger news tonight).  Fuck that rag.

https://twitter.com/HadleyFreeman/status/1283508130945605632

Cry more Hadley


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« Reply #29 on: July 16, 2020, 01:06:55 AM »
Even today on the online site they've been pushing a Labour anti-semitism story complete with Corbyn picture as their main piece (I would have thought Tories purging a committee chair might be bigger news tonight).  Fuck that rag.
Along with a summary article of events that totally omits the leaks from earlier this year.


Hard to imagine any money you give would be used for anything other than to help keep some of the long term dirge employed still.

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