"“We have lent a huge amount of money to the U.S. Of course we are concerned about the safety of our assets. To be honest, I am definitely a little worried.” "

Chinese premier Wen Jiabao 12th March 2009

""We have a financial system that is run by private shareholders, managed by private institutions, and we'd like to do our best to preserve that system."

Timothy Geithner US Secretary of the Treasury, previously President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.1/3/2009

Friday, March 30, 2007

Con Coughlin of the Daily Torygraph is a lying cunt. Official.

Lord Patel has always been suspicious of the all wise, obese scribbler , with an evident venereal strabismus, who when he appears on Newsnight - which is remarkable for it's frequency - gives every impressionnof terminal shiftiness (and you can leave out the 'f' ). Simply I wouldn't leave him in charge of the baby or the babysitter.

Now the NUJ have nailed the bastard and have chapter and verse on what a devious lying cunt he is, and how inaccurate and opaque his stories are. STill in a paper that regularly used to print Lady Balck's vile bile it is difficult to determine the dross from the good stuff.
Travel to NUJ New Media and read all about it.

Analysing 44 articles by Mr Coughlin on Iran, the report finds some stark patterns in terms of his journalistic technique:

• Sources are unnamed or untraceable, often “senior Western intelligence officials” or “senior Foreign Office officials”.
• Articles are published at sensitive and delicate times where there has been a relatively positive diplomatic moves towards Iran.
• Articles contain exclusive revelations about Iran combined with eye-catchingly controversial headlines;
• The story upon which the headline is based does not usually exceed one line or at the most one paragraph. The rest of the article focuses on other, often unrelated, information.

This is not of course the first time the slobbery chopped talentless fabricator has been exposed

"Nearly 25 years later, readers of the Sunday Telegraph were regaled with a dramatic story about the son of Col Gadafy of Libya and his alleged connection to a currency counterfeiting plan. The story was written by Con Coughlin, the paper’s then chief foreign correspondent, and it was falsely attributed to a “British banking official”. In fact, it had been given to him by officers of MI6, who, it transpired, had been supplying Coughlin with material for years."

"The origins of that November 1995 Telegraph article only came to light when they were recently disclosed by Mark Hollingsworth, the biographer of renegade security service officer David Shayler."
access the article for more of this well documented case.

Leopards do not change their spots.

Britain’s security services and journalists: the secret story by David Leigh
British Journalism Review
Vol. 11, No. 2, 2000, pages 21-26

It may interest some that his Daily Torygraph blog suddenly ended on February 13th - which was launched as "Con Coughlin will be writing a weekly blog on world events relating to the war on terror. "... who said that about a week being a long time ...?

The man is a lying cunt and no credence whatsoever should be given to his activities, which are basically to re-write the stuff prepared for him by the Puzzle Palace.... he is however, not alone. Read the David Leigh article.


Stef said...

What is that seven? eight? posts in a day. Your staff must be working overtime

/ awestruck

Stef said...

PS Coughlin definitely is a cunt.

How do these people sleep at night? Or maybe they just don't...

sam_m said...

Coughlin is a better known member of Brit Secret Service than E Manningham-Buller. It's long been a light entertainment to read the comments after his pieces in the Telegraph.

Boyturtle said...

The David Leigh link isn't working. And yes, he definitely is a cunt!

Stef said...

Correct link for the Leigh article


Shutter said...

Apologies for delay in fixing link which is now orl korect. Blogger has an irritating habit of insertin crap in links from time to time.

Half decent technical and editing staff, fact checkers in the back room take note.

Stunned by the wide circle of admirers Mr CC has in the blogosphere .

Anon said...

Sudah lihat?

sam_m said...

Wide circle of admirers?? Like you I also read the Torygraph, Mail and Stars and Stripes (among others). I figured I was in good company :)

Oh..and he definitely is a cunt.

(C) Very Seriously Disorganised Criminals 2002/3/4/5/6/7/8/9 - copy anything you wish