This entry was posted on
Wednesday, July 30th, 2008 at
2:44 pm and is filed
under The Political Weblog Movement.
“I’d be interested in your views on this. In my view, self regulation works perfectly well. I someone makes a complaint to me about an abusive comment – or something I have writen which they believe is incorrect or offensive – I look it up and then decide whether to remove it, amend it or leave it as it is. If people don’t agree with my decision they don’t come back to my blog. It’s a simple, free market, and it works.” – Iain Dale
There you have it… straight from the horse’s arse.
If Iain Dale publishes something on his ‘blog’ that you don’t like (up to and including anonymous comments from people who wish to undermine your reputation without risking their own) and you complain about it, one of two things will happen:
1. Iain will kindly* and graciously** remove or alter the content that you believe “is incorrect or offensive”
2. Iain will refuse to change it, and you will be free to walk away and leave him to it, thereby fixing the problem.
How does that fix the problem for anyone but Iain?
(*Isn’t that big of him?)