PCC Chair gunning for the blogs…

I am the last to defend the kind of bad manners that are rife on the blogosphere. Particularly on heated occasion here in Slugger’s comment zone. Even some (though only one or two) of our own bloggers are guilty of breaking the site’s own commenting rule: “Play the ball and not the man“… But as Roy Greenslade notes (BTW Roy, you missed Scary Duck) the PCC, under its new chair Baroness Buscombe, wants to clean up blogs before attending to the moral and ethical mess in her own backyard… The British tabloid press…

Update: Guido’s done some good old fashioned digging and has this to say: So comrade bloggers, don’t fear, the storm in a tea-cup is abated…

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