Blogger forces ‘tactical withdrawal’ on British Army?

Beano is annoyed with Matt Drudge for revealing the fact that Prince Harry is out in Afghanistan fighting in a front line situation, when a deal had already clearly been done with the BBC to keep it secret until he was safely shipped home. Drudge seems to have forced a tactical withdrawal on the British Army. The Telegraph calls this guy (a blogger, no less) the most powerful journalist in the world. Would he have done it if it had been a story concerning the US Military? Welcome to 24 hour, Sans Frontière news!

Update: Aaahhhh, it seems it was an Australian women’s magazine which broke the story on January 7th… H/T Nevin in the comments below…

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty