If anyone were still in doubt as to where the perpetually thirsty Paul Staines and his rabble at the Guido Fawkes blog sit on the continuing investigation into where the alleged “man who bankrolled Brexit” Arron Banks got all those millions, they found out for certain this morning, not long after Banks had attempted to ritually humiliate a real journalist.
After Banksy and his equally unpleasant sidekick Andy Wigmore emerged from New Broadcasting House following the former’s appearance on The Andy Marr Show™, they were expertly intercepted by Channel 4 News’ Fatima Manji, who knows all about sneering white thugs bullying Muslim women like her. It was, after all, Ms Manji who was attacked by the singularly unsavoury Kelvin McFilth for wearing a headscarf on-screen.
Would Banks make his accounts available to Channel 4 News? “I won’t make anything available to Channel 4 News” sniggered Banksy. Why not? “Channel 4 News is the leading proponent of Fake News and Remainer angst in the country … I’ve given my interview to Marr”. Wiggy intervened to claim “We will publish everything that we gave to the BBC later on today”. They would be making it public. So Ms Manji had another go.
Would Banksy go on Channel 4 News and answer questions on that basis? “I’ll never go on … look, I’d rather go and put a revolver against my temple and pull the trigger than go on Channel 4 News if that’s OK with you … Bye bye Channel 4”. This didn’t work. So Banks came over all patronising. “You really want to get Michael Crick out, he’s an expert at doorstepping”. He wasn’t there. Would he talk to Ms Manji instead?
“I’m not going to talk to second best”. Why was he scared of Channel 4? “Because Channel 4 are a propaganda channel, not a news channel, that is why … Let me make it clear, I’m not interested in Channel 4, I’m not interested in you, and I’m now going to lunch. Thank you”. Proper little Trump wannabe, isn’t he?
Many condemned his behaviour, especially as he had already used both his Sky News and Marr Show interviews to defame Carole Cadwalladr and Peter Jukes. But now The Great Guido has rallied to Banksy’s standard. “Banks is clearly still sore from the bonkers accusations by the show that he tried to start an African coup with a couple of handguns bought for security guards at a mine in which he has a financial interest” they claim.
It was rather more than that, though, wasn’t it, Fawkes folks (see Zelo Street post on the story HERE)? Moreover, Banks leaked what Channel 4 News put to him before transmission directly to the Fawkes blog. Like they egged on the Fawkes blog to smear Carole Cadwalladr, the kicking only briefly stopping after former teaboy Alex “Billy Liar” Wickham left for BuzzFeed News. But there is more.
The Fawkes rabble then read directly from the Banks script. “Channel 4 News is getting increasingly tetchy about being boycotted by government ministers and other Conservative politicians. The situation should hardly surprise them given that they are at times more of a campaigning organisation than a news organisation … Channel 4 News doesn’t seem to even pretend to seek objectivity nowadays”. Like the Fawkes mob would be able to identify objectivity, even if it jumped up and kicked the clueless SOBs in the undercarriage.
Ms Cadwalladr said that the Fawkes blog channelled dirt that came straight from Arron Banks. Now the Fawkes blog has confirmed it. Maybe it was just too tempting to attack an organisation hated not just by Banks, but The Great Guido’s real masters, the right-leaning press, and especially the Murdoch mafiosi.
Either way, Ms Cadwalladr has been proved right: the Fawkes rabble is Arron Banks’ New Media stooge. Perhaps the money on offer was too much to ignore.
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