Not all Bloggers admit their mistakes…

I’m going to come back to that five day old scoop of ours in a later post. But first those of you who doubt the capacity of blogs to wreak merry mischievous Hell on both the mainstream media and politics, the current #smeargate panic is worth pondering. Not to put too fine a point on it, one lone blogger (and his legion of co-conspirators in Whitehall and Westminster) has Labour precisely where he has worked for four years to get them: on the floor (if not yet quite begging for mercy). Why? For planning to do to the Tories (and which they have successfully surfed upon) what he has done to them over the last four years (cue canned outrage)… And bloggers (like Iain) and ‘journalists’ (oh yeah, and Tory politicians) running down mob alley, only to skid into reverse when the expected quarry turned and faced them with his lawyers… At least Ur Blogger Brian Micklethwaite from Samizdata who had the wit and good grace to admit his mistake….

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  • sw

    none of the people involved in this story were just ‘bloggers’, but party political public relations activists who all worked for the partys at various times.

  • Reader

    Mick Fealty: For planning to do to the Tories (and which they have successfully surfed upon) what he has done to them over the last four years
    Do my taxes support Guido’s activities? I expect politicians and journos on all sides to act like a load of dishonest and ruthless shits. I certainly don’t like paying civil servants to do the same. That sort of thing certainly calls for whistleblowing.

  • Dewi

    Mick – it’s hopeless – i link to your telegraph thing and there’s another 314 links to follow – don’t you realise that modern people have an attention span of 14 seconds? (What was that?)

  • UHU

    Remember when Adams was asked about a Mick Feilty suggestion, he asked, “Who’s he?”

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