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Media editor at the Guardian. Get in touch about your media organisation in confidence: jim.waterson@theguardian.com WhatsApp: +447760993558 **My DMs are open**

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The coalfields-map-as-weird-parallel-with-current-UK-politics-map is actually on point for once. https://t.co/fFGsbJpVxo @chrisapplegate It.... does actually fit quite well. @HealthUntoDeath "Cheadle, Hulme"Oxford vaccine results possibly slightly built on bluster. https://t.co/UslfieCObhThe important bit here is that first Bourne "flatly denied" that he'd had any contact with Hancock, and then walked… https://t.co/w8UCcPt1J3
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11/26
2020
@kentwix12 2005 at the Cockpit's terrible overflow venue, the Blank Canvas.And now, for the latest in the saga of Denmark's Covid-infested mink: Although buried 3 feet underground, the mink… https://t.co/uz5b1ujeZO
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11/25
2020
@ben_machell Yes! It works fine. You might want to load a fresh C90 to replace the one that comes with them. @jdpoc Does the Magna Carta say anything about the government running fake Twitter accounts in the name of NHS nurses? @patrickhinman4 @Virtuo_UK Yes that’s what I’ve done, so I’m meeting some bloke on a street corner on 22 December to borrow his car. @silvesterldn @yngvlgrn Have you tried hiring a car in London on those dates because if you haven’t then it’s proba… https://t.co/dpekjp58yi @PatrickStrud I interviewed people who swore blind they'd seen mass brawls with knives and heard gunshots! @kadhim For Pennsylvania! @kadhim ...and yet the market is still trading on Betfair! @chrisapplegate Oh and on Magna Carta: When I went to Runnymede pretty much every monument there is paid for by som… https://t.co/XDO9BzHyJx @StupidSxyCorbin checks out @kirstenmavric Paying up after the first fine would be classic "stroppy middle-aged bloke reluctantly accepting he'… https://t.co/LdvMPoUyxqI feel weirdly sorry for her! This is what happens when you spend too long in an online world watching brainrot vid… https://t.co/bf1zCK9dsVA hairdresser in Bradford put a sign in her window saying she'd stay open during lockdown on the basis of Magna Car… https://t.co/0jnwS9Srsg @yngvlgrn Cold War-style safe travel corridors from Zone 2 to countryside.How it started How it’s going https://t.co/MfPdFxa1nf
Retweeted by Jim Waterson @Birdyword Havering doesn’t even know that it’s in London, it’s fine.
11/24
2020
@KarimPalant And there’s millions available to match. Has anyone written what’s going on and who is laying the bets? @Petercampbell1 @koningwoning Peter can you use your lobbying powers to allow me to find some way to claim 10ft of… https://t.co/z89nfzWRlw @spignal I don’t actually want this to happen. I just want to get rid of the cars on my street and semi-permanently… https://t.co/JJ3zUfqwUi @dsquareddigest @koningwoning I want to maximise my share of the commons. @simonk_665 Can you register a shed though. I don't get why everyone else on my street can use the space for their property. @koningwoning This is what I don't get, how car-shaped does it have to be for it to be legal. @ByRobDavies @NickGibbs I have a mild obsession with the guy who steals journalists' tweets and makes out he's brea… https://t.co/H9ouo17gYR @jackbirch451 I’m just listening to it, chilling with a cup of tea. https://t.co/UFLTZ9CV2yScandals are going to be rubbish under Biden’s presidency if it’s just “the Secretary of State has been recording d… https://t.co/gtNimIA4mXGood media criticism (from... the prime minister’s new policy boss...) on the Mail sourcing its Covid data to this… https://t.co/aCkR6nXRY4
11/23
2020
The publicly-stated position of President Trump's legal team is that the reason Trump lost Georgia is because Georg… https://t.co/S32xDoMRqZ
Retweeted by Jim Waterson @laurafleur Why are there no pics of the geese in the nappies.
11/22
2020
@iainmartin1 This is horrific, why aren’t they using Signal.
11/21
2020
Jonathan Van Tam preparing to address the nation and framing his Zoom shot by.... carefully arranging a series of v… https://t.co/PXY3jIsvQ1 @YorkCityFC If we’re looking as mass vaccination by the end of January, can you delay the stadium move? Ta. https://t.co/L2XUzBfPdmJustice Warby is having none of Coleen Rooney’s claims. Concludes the meaning of “It was......... Rebekah Vardy’s a… https://t.co/MFukfwW4Gm
11/20
2020
@tomgara Side-point: Also mildly healthy that we make them retire! @jessbrammar I still have control of loads of the BuzzFeed UK Facebook pages, shall I just send you the passwords?Good to have stories like this broken by BuzzFeed’s new UK newsroom, important to have media plurality! https://t.co/CPIseOITZ1 @pkafka Thinking of Arianna tonight. @Mr_Berman @CraigSilverman Mate I don’t know how to break this to you but... @ellievhall @benyt I want to know where his stock is nowadays.HuffPost journalists will ultimately report in to BuzzFeed News’ editor but remain a separate operation on a day-to… https://t.co/DRWqiPeGkY @robinedds WELL Verizon has put some money in on some terms or other so god knows what that means for old investors… https://t.co/G2sPiJJQTGWell fucking hell. https://t.co/zV3JVoX1OYMany interesting media law aspects of Coleen Rooney’s libel defence. But this extended textual analysis by her lawy… https://t.co/diGom6gfl9 @Aug24 @garius That is what they’ve done. Boringly simple. @duncanrobinson I’ve got a recording somewhere. They accused me of secretly being a 40-year-old with a Mojo subscri… https://t.co/NacGlrztd9 @duncanrobinson I got the highest ever score on 6Music's music quiz age 15, ask me anything.The BBC only editing Fairytale of New York on some stations reveals how each station's culture war risk ratings. Ra… https://t.co/kdpRcatsx2 @Kav_Kaushik As an expert in this field based on reading several news articles, I think everyone needs two doses?
11/19
2020
@mwhitfield80 It’s the guy who did the David Icke interview, self-funded YouTuber.Firebomb thrown at car of Glasgow crime journalist. https://t.co/Uzu0R7QIivOK then, relax the rules if you must for Christmas Day and Boxing Day, that's plenty, no wants to be sitting around… https://t.co/DfRJ0TCoWM @joel_ca_c @AuthorGerald Oh fucks sake. @AuthorGerald Things don’t tend to go well when judges start looking at how journalists work.Meanwhile... the BBC has appointed Lord Dyson, a former Supreme Court judge, to investigate what Martin Bashir did… https://t.co/ynPx1QJV2K @TfL incel licer; one who removes bugs from the hair of men who’ve spent too long on the internet. @imbadatlife Luke, come on , the material here is too easy. @elle_hunt I’d assumed it had been on some Netflix teen drama soundtrack or something. God bless Spotify just flatt… https://t.co/8lMXdtxESN @elle_hunt This has been bothering me for ages! The sheer weirdness of Spotify most played for some big artists vs… https://t.co/9Wnwj5MSitThis is very interesting on Spotify's powers of resurrection https://t.co/IxxGVnINem
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11/18
2020
It's nice to know that the rich people at the top of the media industry do actually think about the mere reporters… https://t.co/dO8gaqJ7STMail on Sunday editor Ted Verity on why they ran that story about Marcus Rashford’s property investment. https://t.co/HDd216IvIb @dansabbagh It's good that people who wouldn't otherwise learn about this stuff are learning about it! It just amaz… https://t.co/G30PtUEft3You can do all the reporting you like on any tech topic... but your older relatives will only engage when Netflix r… https://t.co/8E7Z2bYena @psmith It'll work because it's prominent but damn it'll be a mess and trolled heavily. @Joshbradford They shouldn’t let you edit tweets! @simonk_133 Lacks the mass adulation/validation/shitbagging via RT that Twitter's heavy users crave.Hello to Twitter’s Snapchat/Instagram Stories rip-off! https://t.co/qW7zs60wlS @PickardJE @FT @NathalieThomas3 Calling it now: Gas boilers are going to be the frontline of the next dumb culture war. @BBCTomEdwards Well this is obviously how actual Londoners imagine London.
11/17
2020
@silvesterldn Well the average BBC One viewer is in their mid-60s. @megandaviesnews I feel so sorry for the Panorama crew who will have bust a gut on this programme!Even in this era, being the continuity announcer on the UK’s biggest TV channel when it just falls off air and you’… https://t.co/FK4lCKG2T1New: the U.S. military is buying granular location data of people harvested from ordinary smartphone apps. Through… https://t.co/87MshspmaX
Retweeted by Jim Waterson @kentwix12 "#1 Scotland"Here’s the full theory set out by @atbwebb: “If we assume that the actors are able to charge 300,000 pounds an hour… https://t.co/J7NMwjE1MN @atbwebb Ah there it is! @cornwallchar "Ryan I've bought you Wrexham." "Why would do that? I'm Chester." @JoshMorrisNews I hope the fan trust have a buy back option!!!My favourite take on the Hollywood stars buying Wrexham AFC for nothing is that you should look at it as a way of b… https://t.co/9Q7i9jcsvo @OliviaRudgard Did you see him when he was put on display at Manchester Museum? Weirdest exhibition I've ever seen,… https://t.co/2MoX6MQu7Q @Jack_Blanchard_ Radio figures are based on people filling out listenership diaries and face-to-face recruitment. W… https://t.co/DU4BQ8XeBINews UK splashes cash to lure another star BBC presenter to its radio stations. (We don’t know how well any of thes… https://t.co/UdtIHt5dILThis is fascinating because a) Baby Shark subsidises investment in drill music acts b) A music industry built on re… https://t.co/UKqQ0pOhGFAll ancient history now, but 4.5 years ago this press release from an 'anonymous Vote Leave source' threatening the… https://t.co/huzrIoUkpE
11/16
2020
Question missing from this survey on the website of Lee Anderson MP: “Have you ever forced a serving prime minister… https://t.co/o7M6NvGRoh @MarkDiStef 🤔 Who needs sponcon! https://t.co/A5yvCZru7dPrayers for the mentions of the random Leeds United fan just wrongly tagged by Trump. https://t.co/ifTUyNkzB5It’s all kicking off on Sky News https://t.co/9OqHIVr8AV
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11/15
2020
Amazon, one of the biggest company’s in the world, believes in a united Ireland. What a time. https://t.co/O3DCLvHL42
Retweeted by Jim Waterson @MarkDiStef Mark! @Yorktone Looking at 1852 map of future Bootham Crescent and all field boundaries curve to the left. Probably enclo… https://t.co/gm95LUXfz7 @chrishanretty @Betfair Commission based market!
11/14
2020
@mikeysmith There’s no way there’s enough people on the political side of Downing Street to have briefed this many… https://t.co/88SYt5pNwVHonestly truly WHAT https://t.co/QUR2SXfpuJ https://t.co/S8u9BWPgkB
Retweeted by Jim WatersonI honestly didn't think this week could get any weirder, but here is Downing Street's new head of comms tweeting a… https://t.co/qRAoogZc9T
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11/13
2020

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