Recent ructions at the Guardian came to a head today when former editor Alan Rusbridger - under whose stewardship the paper had brought the world phone hacking, Wikileaks, the Snowden revelations, and a stream of stories back in the mid 1990s on the last bout of Tory Sleaze - announced that he would not be taking up the chair of the Scott Trust, which oversees the paper. New editor Kath Viner is thought to have been leading the revolt.
before crowing “current editor Kath Viner and GMG chief exec David Pemsel particularly opposed Rusbridger’s return amid staff outcry and swingeing cuts. Today Rusbridger has confirmed he is out. Coup successful”. That was the bit they wanted to tell you.
None of this shower reaches up to Alan Rusbridger’s ankles. No change there, then.