Hazel, I think we’ve been here before….

Hazel Blears may be the butt of comedy amongst right wing bloggers, but many of them seem to harbour a healthy respect for her. Yesterday she gave a speech at the Hansard Society (Matt has the full script), some of the more interesting end of which was picked up by my colleague James Kirkup. She was particularly scathing of bloggers… Guido retaliated… then Michael White retaliated back… Justin was never going to be convinced… Will is not under the sneaky control of those who want to squash his voice (that’s Canada to you and me…) more from David, Alex, Alix, and a few links at Journalism.co.uk. Most are angry, about the alleged anti blogging slant… Over at Brassneck, I’ve tried not to take the bait

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