“So who it this Guido Fawkes?”
5 May, 2008
Iain Dale is having a massive case of do as I say and not as I do. First he castigates a number of lefty bloggers for not covering the Prime Minister’s interviews on Sunday as if by some Dale inspired blog law they must. To add insult to injury he refuses to link to them which was just so big of him and then he inserts some script into his post to make their names appear smaller as in Iain Dale instead of Iain Dale. Then he compares Chris Paul to Comical Ali. I’m feeling the standard of public debate being so raised here .
It should have been more like this Kerron Cross, Hopi Sen, Ministry of Truth, Bob Piper, Chicken Yogurt, Byrne Baby Byrne, Harry’s Place, Conor Ryan, Mars Hill, Rupa Huq. Fabulous bloggers to a man or in Rupa’s case Ladyee. See it’s not that difficult.
Perhaps the more important question is why isn’t Iain Dale talking about the conviction of Britain biggest Tory Blogger Guido Fawkes for drink driving? Surely this has got be a bigger story than another ramble about Mad Nad but no. Silence is the order of the day on Dale’s diary.
So why didn’t they cover GB? Perhaps they weren’t so sad as to be watching political interview programmes which are never the most exciting telly in the world on a bank holiday weekend. Or perhaps they don’t want to produce the kind of material that could damage Dave’s bum skin with the amount of kissing it implies.
The fact is political discourse is never going to please everyone all the time. I mean Iain it’s not like you don’t have a problem with political coverage on mainstream telly so does Mike Smithson though his criticisms seem a bit more balanced than why the hell is Diane Abbott on when I would be so much better. I say fret not Iain you to can have a go on the This Week sofa with that Andrew Neill when you have been in Parliament for 20 years like Ms Abbott. Brillo will be over 80 at the time so I’m sure it’ll be still going.
Then there is the made up to suit your own purposes statistics such as phoney push polls. I mean is it really worthy to put out a poll of mainly conservative supporters who like Boris Johnson and don’t like Gordon Brown shock horror. Clearly the answer is yes but don’t expect membership of the British Polling Council.