STREET OF SEUMAS
Tension at the Guardian and Observer as hack Seumas Milne is kept on staff while taking ‘temporary leave’ to work as Jeremy Corbyn’s spin doctor.
TO RUSSIA WITH LOVE…
Milne’s ‘pro-Putin stance’ has the Mail on Sunday in a tizzy too – but has anyone read the ramblings of its own maverick Putinista, Peter Hitchens?
Scant coverage in the Evening Standard for the Kids Company debacle – and no wonder, given editor Sarah Sands’s past drooling over the charity.
NO WORD ABOUT OUR SPONSOR…
Guardian has a pop at the Gates Foundation for funding the private sector… but forgets to say that it too receives money from Bill and Melinda Gates.
Trinity Mirror, owner of the pro-Labour Daily Mirror, funds a £220m deal by issuing new shares and setting up a company to collect the cash offshore!
HIRING ON ALL CYLINDERS
Ignoring belt-tightening and a jobs freeze, the Mail’s Paul Dacre keeps his own pay intact and takes on persona-non-grata Isabel Oakeshott along with sweary youngster Roger Alton, 67.
Rupert Murdoch’s decision to hide his newspapers’ online content from internet users is rescinded as the Sun admits defeat and scraps the paywall.