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Brummie hack Adam Smith earlier this week quit his post at the Birmingham Post and Mail, having evidently pondered his future at some length through the bottom a glass at an Obama victory bash in Florida. According to the Press Gazette, his former employer is "currently in the midst of a round of cost-cutting with many …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
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    I actually wanted to see this it online anywhere else?

    FooTube is just crap now (ok..was pretty bad before too but..)...nothing decent stays up any length of time (3.5sec) and all thats left is the self-serving-vocal-chord-masturbators spewing verbal jizm into the ether.

  2. Anonymous Coward

    As a Brummie;

    I would like to say this gentleman displays all of the qualities of which we as a city are proud.

  3. Simon C

    Im in two minds about this.

    One the one, in the vain of viral youtube vids, this is quite funny.

    The other, more sensible side of me think..what a tit.

    He did mention his cut n paste attempts from the BBC, which for any prospective employer would im sure be a great boon.

    On second thoughts, could his pseudonym also be one of the regular reg hacks.

    I mean look at the evidence.

    Reporter - ish

    Drunken - Check

    Reporting stories with no IT angle - check

    Trying to gain a foothold in America - Check.

    damn the evidence is overwhelming.

    Come, Sarah, spill the beans, which reg hack is this?

  4. Anonymous Coward



    Respect that man!

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    What an idiot!

    Why on Earth would you resign when there's a voluntary severage package on offer?!?!?!?!?

  6. Mart
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    Hilarious, now thats british humour

    "i think its brilliant because...... ive met sooo many women out here!" LMAO

    This guy is hilarious like his BBC reference I hope his new mag does well i will be subscribing!

  7. Anonymous Coward
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    Reg owned

    "It's not gonna be online, it's gonna be printed in papers, I'm a proper news journalist!"

    Haha, go Adam Smith.

  8. Anonymous Coward

    @ac - what an idiot!

    A what? voluntary severage Oh, sorry; read that as voluntary sewerage.


    Adam Smith

    ... from the Birmingham Mail website:

    "He previously worked as a dustman, a security guard, in call centres, countless factories and Burger King before becoming a journalist"... brilliant

    His article I can't find on the Birmingham Mail site, but I it's on Google cache. Yep, definitely a big cut and paste job. (He certainly fits the cowboy hat)

    Paris Hilton

    Also from his Oct 22 2008 story on Toronto..

    "TORONTO passed an equality law a few years ago that women can legally walk down the street bare chested because men can do the same.

    As I was standing amongst one million people at the city’s giant Caribana festival, half of them bikini clad women, I was a tad disappointed that the good people of Toronto do not take their laws a bit more seriously."

    El Reg, seriously you need to hire this guy to get your Paris Hilton angle in every story.

  11. Pete James

    So good it's unbelievable


    Can't talk English

    Lazy at his job

    Gone on a freebie to leer at females

    Talks too much and none of it even remotely useful

    Yep, he's a Brummie, albeit a rare example as he possesses something close to a brain.

    Good luck Adam, and hope you love the US and do well there squire. Respect.

  12. Anonymous Coward

    Voluntary severage?

    Not for the people *I* know at BPM, they'd kill for that.

  13. Nemo Metis

    A lesson to Journo's

    This is how it's done!

    I for one welcome our drunken hack overlords.....

  14. Smallbrainfield
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    Ha ha!

    Nice to see journalistic standards being kept high at the Birmingham Mail.

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