Snipe - The Scoop

Monday, 29 June 2009

Who's this on the side of our 'hated' bendy buses?

Andrew Gilligan, Bendy Buses
It couldn't be could it?

Andrew Gilligan, Bendy buses

Gilligan, a bendy bus and Press TV. "24/7 News Truth"

16 comments:

Will said...

So Andrew Gilligan works for an Iranian propaganda network? No great surprise there then.

Anonymous said...

Adam
Thought you might be interested to know that when I went through Euston tonight at about 8pm there were two Standard vendors desperately trying to sell the Standard for 10p. Even have a 10p poster in that insipid orange colour.Was there for about 20 minutes and didnt see one person buy it though in fairness the vendors screeched "10p Standard" for the full time.

Anonymous said...

seems a regular thing later on in the evening - I've seen it a few times at other mainline stations after 8pm

AdamB said...

Well if you can't sell it for 10p you can't sell it. I'm not sure what the thinking is behind selling any paper for that price. If you can afford 10p you can afford 20p. It's not the price that's stopping people paying, it's the product.

Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

GILLIGAN IS A TRAITOR!!!

I hope he's not on our side now?

Tom said...

You just wait until he throws off the yoke of imperialist aggression and reveals his full glory as Ayatollah Andy, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Greenwich.

AdamB said...

Andy Akbar!

tomf said...

I only came across the Telegraph hack job on Gilligan the other day. Amused me no end given that it is his new employer.

The "Humpty Dumptiness of his demeanour", his "desperate eccentricity" and "hissy fits" are all gloriously recorded (hopefully for posterity).

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1453173/The-extraordinary-world-of-Andrew-Gilligan.html

tomf said...

So Gilligan is now funded by the Iranian government! That is hilarious. Does he know that Iran locked up more journalists than any other government in the world?

barry rochford said...

Proportionately, that's no longer true. The new Junta in Honduras is rounding them up by the lorry load.
Maybe next stop Gilligan is press officer for the Honduras Government?
No, not even Gilligan would stoop that low. Would he?

AdamB said...

You know things are bad when even Nick Ferrari is a more principled journalist than you.

AdamB said...

I can now give you the name of the mysterious photographer

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/davehillblog/2009/jul/01/adam-bienkov-andrew-gilligan-iran-television-channel

I will be give him his prize asap.

Anonymous said...

You forgot to mention that other esteemed Press TV presenter, a Mr Ken Livingstone. Lapse of memory perhaps?

AdamB said...

I think he stood in for George Galloway once didn't he?

And your point is?

Anonymous said...

Standard is given away for free after 8pm at a number of locations in central London (e.g. outside TCR tube station). The 10p nominal charge at mainline stations is probably because The London Paper has the deal for free newspaper distribution at mainline stations in the evenings.

Anonymous said...

Another way to keep their distribution figures up I guess