And the winner is…

The BBC’s Nick Robinson, apparently.  According to the [ei] Comment Awards he’s the “Best Blogger” of 2010…  At the Telegraph blogs, Toby Young suggests that “Asking Robinson to blog is like inviting a eunuch to an orgy and expecting him to participate”.  Nevermind, Toby.  Maybe next year…  But, perhaps, that’s who [his BBC colleague] Andrew Marr had in mind?

A lot of bloggers seem to be socially inadequate, pimpled, single, slightly seedy, bald, cauliflower-nosed, young men sitting in their mother’s basements and ranting. They are very angry people…

[You might well think that… – Ed]  I couldn’t possibly comment…

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  • Rory Carr

    There will be those of us who remember Toby Young’s stint as theatre critic of The Spectator where he replaced the deeply respected Sheridan Morley. Since we were obliged to presume that Young had been appointed to replace Morley on merit and given Morley’s solid reputation as a critic we were all expecting the new kid on the block to be something of a whiz.

    We were not to be disappointed. Such was the talent of young Toby in the sphere of theatrical criticism that it was not long before he was churning out exciting reviews of productions through which he had slept, had left in the middle of or, even failed to attend entirely. Not many with talent lie that you might say.

    We shouldn’t be at all surprised to learn that mi noble lord trotted out his analysis of Robinson’s blogging ouvre without having to go to all the bother of reading it. Such talent is not to be gifted to mere mortals but is, I believe, exclusive to those who are the deserving beneficiaries of inherited title.

  • al

    Clearly his “very angry” people jibe relates to himself also:

    http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/mehdi-hasan/2010/10/anti-war-protester-trashing-2

  • Alias

    It’s interesting that the winner in every category proffered by EI is an MSN journalist who has turned his hand to the blogosphere. Obviously, the agenda is to promote MSN control of the blogosphere by excluding non-MSN contributers. Compare the meerkat…

  • Alias

    Err, MSM – not Gate’s network.

  • Drumlins Rock

    dodgey ground there alias!!
    from the examples on here MSM journalists dont adapt very well to blogsphere, they cant accpet the idea they might have to defend what they say!

  • Nick Robinson – more proof that the BBC is a pinko Communist conspiracy – not that such proof would ever be needed.

  • Alias

    If you mean Lord Mallie then I agree with you. What is the point of starting a topic on a comment board if you are not going to engage with it?

    The point I was making is that “The Comment Awards celebrate comment in all its forms – both print and online from the Commentariat across both newspapers and the blogosphere” but only where the comment is made by members of the MSM.

    *Gates’

  • Alias

    Surely it’s more of a bunch of smug and over-paid left-winger loonies who fellate each for having ideas that they mutually approve of and for having suitable disdain for different political viewpoints?

  • Jj

    Hmm, the pinko Communist conspirator lost the rag at err, an anti-war protestor! 😉