Blogtalk NI: the bloggers TV channel…

Blogtalk (Episode 3) from Northern Visions on Vimeo.

This is turning into a great series from NVTV… This week Conall, Gary and Owen (aka Chekov)… on Jan Moir, NO Pope Here on Facebook, and UCU-NF… H/T Gary…

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

  • Brian Walker

    V Interesting and nice to see the real people behind the pseudonyms- ( btw, why not drop the pseuds?) I like each’s theme of the week, echoing Andrew Neil’s moment of the week, perhaps? But.. while good that it’s not over structured, it would benefit by being a bit tighter and shorter. It’s a long sit. Next step, not easy, would be to see if DUP, SF and other proxies could take part on properly discursive, reflective terms and without turning it into the usual bunfight.

  • Rory Carr

    “…it’s well known that she [Sylvia Hermon] has a general aversion to the Conservative Party…I accept that that’s quite natural.”, says Chekov.

    It is certainly refreshing to hear a middle-class Unionist blogger openly admit that an aversion to the Tories is “quite natural”.

    Now all we need to know is if Chekov himself is a quite natural being who shares this aversion or is he, as he says of Sylvia Hermon, “a different kettle of fish”?

  • ulsterfan

    Good Idea but work in progress.
    Participants do not feel at ease and it is certainly not short and concise. I will look forward to other contributions and wish the exercise well.

  • Mea culpa. A foot in the mouth moment without a doubt.

  • Prionsa Eoghann

    And it came @ 4 minutes 40 secs for those with a low threshold for a monotonous drone;¬)

  • no pope here

  • Dec

    Something tells me Chekov is an accountant.

  • Rory Carr


    Your graciousness disarms me entirely.

  • Gav

    What hairy creature has landed on wee Gary’s head? That is one of the worst hedge-draggings and mullet transmogrifications I have ever seen, coupled with a beaver on his beak to finish the terrible effect.

  • Junior Apparatchik

    I’d vote Chekov over Hermon, I’ll tell you that.

    We need politicians who stand for things, not against them.

  • Prionsa Eoghann


    Appearances and all that, lest I remind you of some of the mouthfuls yer man has threw Chris Donnelly and Kensei’s way over the last while. Why I had to cover my eyes.

  • Gav, should you not be playing the ball rather than the hairdo? Just for information, I’m getting a trim tomorrow, so hopefully if I’m on the show again, my appearance will meet with your Gok Wan-esque approval!

  • When you get that trim, Gary, would you ever ask them if they’d sell you a comb as well? 😉