Category Archives: The Political Weblog Movement

Labour liars’ love-in goes mainstream

Kissy kissy. Draper and many bloggers defend strategy Derek Draper, editor of LabourList, has rejected suggestions that his web strategy is too Westminster-focused. He told PRWeek: ‘There is a massive spread of issues on the website. It should be about … Continue reading

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On the subject of retro-moderation

I’ve just made my very first post – ever – to Labourhome. I hope it doesn’t get deleted or anything… – UPDATE – Prepare to choke back just a little bit of vomit; a joint statement from Alex Hilton and … Continue reading

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The Media Watch Project

I really wanted to have a better logo ready for today, but hopefully you can see where I’m going with this, and I won’t need a long paragraph explaining exactly what this change in priorities means for ‘Murdoch Watch': The … Continue reading

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Eight(ish) items about Derek Draper and Paul Staines

1. The Draper ‘Downfall’ video comes to us anonymously. It a situation like this, I suspect sock-puppetry. The video gets no linky-love from me. 2. Given Draper’s wider antics and the excuse he provides for his use of the term … Continue reading

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Alex Hilton = Derek Draper

Got any doubts about that equation? Well, we’ve all watched Derek Draper’s manufactured outrage about words used or ‘defended’ by Iain Dale and Paul Staines (aka ‘Guido Fawkes’)… now I invite you to watch Alex Hilton playing the very same … Continue reading

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Alex Hilton, secret ‘threats’ and MessageSpace

All of the anger generated over Alex Hiltons claims that he was confronted with secret threats rests on the dual assumption (a) that Derek Draper made the call, and (b) that Hilton is being 100% honest with us/himself about what … Continue reading

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The Fix

George Monbiot – Just what exactly do you stand for, Hazel Blears – except election?: Fixes like this might give you some clues about why more people are not taking part in politics. I believe there is a vast public … Continue reading

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Jeremy Reynalds forgot to declare an interest

Jeremy Reynalds is an interesting man whose mind works in interesting ways. Take, for example, his reaction to the Abu Ghraib scandal; which *so* obviously raised questions about homosexuals in the military and the way CBS conduct themselves. So when … Continue reading

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PCC ‘in league with terrorists’ outrage shock exclusive

Hi folks! Regulars at Bloggerheads will know by now that I’m simply fascinated by the craft of sock-puppetry, and I have a cracker of a sock-puppet to show you. [Note – If this is of little to no interest to … Continue reading

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Emails to Downing Street delivered

Tom has kindly been keeping tabs on the Downing Street email situation, and he tells me that they’re a month away from a fix. The emails I’ve gathered have been faxed to Downing Street, with the following message: Hello, Downing … Continue reading

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