Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Patrick Foster of the Times

Patrick Foster



An anonymous email arrives and tells Old Holborn a little about the friend of Bloggers, Patrick Foster of the Times

"Feather Duster likes to keep an eye out for new talent arriving in Fleet Street, and I cannot recommend anyone higher than a young buck named Patrick Foster.

He is doing very well at The Times, where he is employed as a trainee journalist.

Last Friday, Patrick even managed to get a mention on the front page of The Daily Telegraph, in its story about the Oxford student who has been rusticated for videoing a couple having sex.
Although The Telegraph was unaware of Patrick's connection to the broadsheet rival, he was described as the cameraman's "accomplice". I think I am right in saying that Patrick is the chap who put the video on the internet.

This not only shows that he has new media skills, but that he also has a flair for making news as well as writing about it, though he's got a lot to do if he wants to catch up with Piers Morgan.

Patrick was rusticated himself a couple of years ago over a story published in whichever Oxford rag he was editing — something to do with exposing problems with Oxford's IT network.

And he was responsible for having an entire issue of the newspaper pulped because he identified the victim of a gay rape.

Patrick will go far."


I wonder if Patrick would like to contact Old Holborn to discuss: oldhoborn@gmail.com

I've tried emailing him on patrick.foster@thetimes.co.uk but he isn't replying. Maybe he is worried I'll post a photo of him, his home phone number and his home address.

Sauce for the Goose, Patrick........


53 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think he may have touched my 8 year old daughter too.

Best report him to THE POLICE to be on the safe side. I'm sure they will treat him well, no matter what Nightjack says.....

The Times Are Changing said...

Go for it OH, sort the cunt out.

Plato said...

Great leak - well done.

Mummy x said...

Mummy bows to Old Holborn and claps her hands with glee. Mummy hopes that Patrick get's a very rude eye opener regarding what he has just done. Mummy thinks that Patrick may well change his e-mail addy in the next 12 hours when he realises what an unpopular cunt he has just made himself. Those that can, do. Those like Patrick just try to fuck everyone else up. Bitter little cockwafter.

Mummy x

no longer anonymous said...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/3966045.stm

I remember the hacking thing. At the time I sympathised with his point re exposing flaws but thought the way he did it was silly.

Now it's clear to me that he's an attention seeking little twat.

Anonymous said...

What a cunt. I will remember the e-mail address so I can add to various mailings. Maybe it will open his eyes to the power of the web.

Will make him 'popular' with his IT dept. anyway.

What a tart.

SaltedSlug said...

If there was anyone who needs a thorough ruining right now, it's that despicable cunt.

Dazed and Confused said...

Why are they attempting to "sell", so called up and coming national newspaper journalists? Do they want him to learn from you lot one wonders?

Anonymous said...

He's a rapist. Patrick told me he raped a student at Oxford and spat in her face.

The Cartoonist said...

Brilliant! Best outing since … well I can't remember really. What an £$@!^ - a despicable person. Well done.

microdave said...

Lets hope that his "trainee" status is not upgraded, when the Times circulation figures start dropping...

As pointed out elsewhere this could backfire spectacularly on the dead tree press in general, as they all might find nobody wants to talk to them anymore...

raincoatoptimism said...

For a bit of a scandal, some will stop at nothing

Anonymous said...

He sounds like a real liability.(and a cunt). He will have lost the times some readership today and possibly will have reduced the readership of other arms of the fossil press.

Anonymous said...

no longer anonymous said...
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/3966045.stm

I remember the hacking thing. At the time I sympathised with his point re exposing flaws but thought the way he did it was silly.

Now it's clear to me that he's an attention seeking little twat.


Sounds a bit psychopathic, def not to be trusted.

Paul said...

Gotcha, you little fuck-sandwich.

Jess The Dog said...

I know a few stories about a few people but I'm not really interested in sharing them. However.....this seems richly deserved. Live by the sword and all that...

SaltedSlug said...

Nighjack writing in the Times himself

They still fucked him over for no good reason and should burn.

Jess The Dog said...

Any dirt on Mr Justice Eady, who seems to be very concerned with preserving the privacy of the great and the good?? Public figure, in the public interest, ruling on issues of public interest.....

(word verification for this post was emena!)


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/profiles/3453978/Profile-Mr-Justice-Eady-defender-of-the-nations-privacy.html

Colleagues describe him as unclubbable, preferring to retire to his London flat or catch the train home to Kent after work rather than going for a drink to unwind. He guards his personal life with such jealousy that his Who's Who entry contains no details of any hobbies or interests, and few of his neighbours appear to have any idea who he is. The same cannot be said for national newspaper editors, who have come to dread seeing his name at the top of court papers when the rich and famous try to prevent publication of articles detailing their vices. He incurred the wrath of tabloid editors when he gave Maxine Carr, the girlfriend of the Soham murderer Ian Huntley, the right to privacy for life, and in 2006 when he prevented the press exposing a well-known football celebrity's affair with a married woman, saying the lovers had a right to privacy. His judgments rely heavily on the Human Rights Act, which stresses the "right to respect for private and family life". The judge's critics argue that he has introduced his own "Eady's law" of privacy by repeatedly ruling against newspapers and building up a formidable body of case law on which public figures can rely when they wish to gag the media.

Vienna Woods said...

OH, You would be doing the country a great service if you would publish his address, email and telephone number (+ a photograph). His whole life could become , how can we say, rather difficult.

He shouldn't have any objection at all as he is actively promoting freedom of information. If a few big bad policemen have tabs on him then i may be rather uncomfortable for a time, but he'll get over it - I think! (gulp!)

Old Bag said...

utter cunt. that is all.

Giolla said...

Not much of a leak that, just taken from the press association web pages:
http://www.pressgazette.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=1&storycode=36038
Which has a few more bits about him, as does his listing in journalisted:
http://www.journalisted.com/patrick-foster
and then there are also his articles for the Oxford Student:
http://www.oxfordstudent.com/authors/patrick_foster

VotR said...

The Times should be blacklisted by Bloggers. I hope they go bankrupt. Total Hoons.

caesars wife said...

A matter of public interest !!

is civilserf still alive ??

achtung achtung , labour flag ship has put to sea,Dive Dive load all six tubes take position ,bow plane level, 4 on contact 2 delay , aim for crew loss figures and steerage, signals from blackpool suggest , you could put any date on speech and it would still sound same , wheel tappers and shunters iniatially happy , but after beer and dose of ultraviolet , realised , they felt about confident with the economy as crossing the atlantic in a caulendar , bloody fuming about LDV and pension guilts , comrades elephant has left somthing behind needing so deep it will need years of shovelling ,(slaps hand onto forhead and to think we paid for this).
wheeltappers and shunters rated performance as good club turn , sounded like 80s stand up kinnock "the other day , right , I was walking down the street when this bloke came up and said what about cammel laird ?? so i told him bill dromedry was harriets husband and nothing to do with scottish landowners , eh eh eh , bet youve not seen that one since 2007 "

speech can be summed as follows , loyal comrades who believe everything I do , it was nae me , it was the do nothing tories and i am getting on with the job ,it all started in america, it is right to do so .

pat foster said...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/profiles/3453978/Profile-Mr-Justice-Eady-defender-of-the-nations-privacy.html

"Colleagues describe him as unclubbable"

Get that wig off him and dress him up as a seal pup. Lets see how unclubbable he is then.

The Economic Voice said...

Just goes to show that the world of blogging is taking over from the world of the mainstream press and how vulnerable they are to our works.

Anonymous said...

Do you really think anyone cares what is said here?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous at 01.24 your reading the blog you daft cunt.

Dazed and Confused said...

O.H.:

It seems that this eager young beaver of a Times journalist Patrick Foster, has a history of Hacking

So Nightjack. How did Foster come by the information of who this man was again?

Anonymous said...

ot. - Ethnic cleansing started in Belfast.

woman on a raft said...

Anon 01:24

You are Tony McNulty and I claim my £5.

via Monday Books:

"Let's not forget what happened when our first police book, Wasting Police Time, was published.

It was full of uncomfortable revelations and mockery of the powers-that-be, and the then Police Minister - who was more than able to judge its worth as a revelatory work, and was also one of the very people that this judgment will protect - stood up in the House of Commons, behind the protection of privilege, and denounced it as a 'work of fiction'.

He later retracted this assertion on the BBC Panorama special about PC Copperfield, and these days has much more on his plate to worry about, of course."


Tony McNulty is being investigated, but not very effectively, for claiming thousands of pounds for staying with his elderly mum and dad in their house in Harrow, a few minutes' drive from his own.

McNulty to be lightly investigated and then cleared, same as any other scrote, only not mothers trying to get a kiddie in to a school in Harrow which is opposite her parents' house, so that she can get help from them with school run etc. Danger to the whole ship of state thems is.

Anonymous said...

Now there's a blast from the past.

I worked on the Oxford Student with him back in 2004, maybe 2005. Is he still only a trainee journalist?

The Penguin said...

Keep digging, boys and girls, both Patrick Foster and Judge Eady need to benefit from the spotlight.

The Penguin

Anonymous said...

Rusticated? What the fuck is rusticated is he sent to the cuntry? Or is a corrosive sprayed on him so he goes rusty? If so coat him with phosphoric acid that should do the trick won't hurt him its even in coca cola.

Anonymous said...

rusticated - briefly kicked out of the university. We're posh. Deal with it.

nb: Not to be confused with rasticated.

Rightwinggit said...

History of hacking, eh?

Best report him to the Home Office, then.

Patprick? Welcome to a whole world of shit.

And if any of your bosses are reading this, message for Murdoch;

I am NEVER going to buy ANY paper again.

Taranis said...

The sooner the rag and its scoundrel employees hit the rocks, the better. Once again, the 'Street of Shame' shows that it has no difficulty whatsoever in living down to its name.

vervet said...

Think this sort of thing will advance your career, Foster ? Come the real media revolution when all paper media folds, as it surely will, how welcome do you think you will be on this medium ? Twat.

Anonymous said...

Fuck off Foster. You are a marked man.

Cold Tuesday Evenings said...

Absolute cockend. Gutted that national newspapers would hire someone who got into so much shit at uni as well. Dad working for the Times or something?

CryBaby said...

I'd like to see a picture of this twat.

Times Epitaph Writer said...

How does that old nursery rhyme go?

Dr Foster went to Gloucester
In shower of rain.
He stepped in a puddle
Up to his middle
And never was seen again.

Food for thought?

Catosays said...

I've just started a little digging on Justice Eady.. See here for details

Anonymous said...

This is the original Daily Telegraph article in 2006 that names Patrick Foster as the accomplice in the secret sex film. He was banned from the college bar until Christmas.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/1531307/Student-barred-over-sex-film.html

Nicholas Phillip Corelli-Lichtenstein said...

I predict patrick foster will be going after Bystander next.

He's already given away a few things, so an expose of brighton magistrates is on the cards.

Nicholas Phillip Corelli-Lichtenstein

Giolla said...

Having a little bit of time to spare I looked back through some of Mr Fosters earlier works with the Times and it seems they didn't always object so much to anonymous sources even within the police.

I've a brief list Here and would not all of the articles allow commentry

Dick Puddlecote said...

So he's not only a sel-righteous, attention-seeking cunt, but also a hacker and a perverted sex case?

Playing high and mighty over Nightjack is a bit fucking rich, no?

Anonymous said...

He's a fresh-faced young man.

Picture of him in his smalls at the Times:
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article3587110.ece

Anonymous said...

Yeah. That's definitely him.

Anonymous said...

Yes that's foster.

He's a window peeking cunt.

Anonymous said...

I was always of the impression that journalists had to go through their seniors to publish a story. Is this not the case? has this hack managed to get in a story by the back door?

Surely reporters at all papers come up with stories that will upset people but surely also people stop them getting printed?

or is this guy wholly to blame?

shame the blogs gone anyway.

Honestly? said...

Immature...unecessary...it's hard to describe the people who believe making threats to Patrick are the way to leave their feelings. Society does not need people like you, and you say Patrick's bad. Come off it. If you don't like what you read in the newspapers, DO NOT READ THEM, or as someone above advised read another newspaper. However, you are guarenteed to find hundreds of journalists doing prcisely what Patrick Foster has. I personally love to read his work and believe he is a very talented man. Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

In answer to the above comment: Clearly, you have not known Patrick Foster personally. I have and I can say that he is a mean, unbalanced, worringly perverted young man. I hope something happens in his life that will make him change. He is no good for the society.

Anonymous said...

I was at Oxford with him and he is a poisonous shit

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