Category Archives: The Political Weblog Movement

Hazel Blears: passing interest and passing judgement

How does that speech made by Hazel Blears warrant careful analysis? It only barely qualifies for a link. The name-dropping is an obvious plea for attention, which ironically rewards two attention-seekers with the star billing they crave from others (when … Continue reading

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Andrew Gilligan: more sock-puppets found

Further reports are coming in of Andrew Gilligan making comments about his articles while pretending to be someone other than himself. I’m waiting to see a firm denial from Gilligan. When you’re ready, Andrew…. Meanwhile, bloggers who suspect that they … Continue reading

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An open thread

Just in case anybody wants a word. You know; to me and not about me. Cheers. (Be prepared to be left waiting. Indefinitely. That’s how the pros do it… or so I’m led to understand.)

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Gosh, I wonder where Nadine Dorries learned this trick:

Lib Dem Voice – The curious case of Nadine Dorries’s website traffic: …the claim of 800,000 readers (or any reasonable variation on the term ‘readers’) looks to be wrong. I twice contacted Nadine Dorries’s office asking for an explanation or … Continue reading

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Sock-puppeting: it’s a mug’s game

The Tory Troll appears to have caught Andrew Gilligan sock-puppeting. (via) The part that really stings is the link to the ‘kennite’ profile, and comments like this. Ouch. – UPDATE – Hahahahahahahahaha! Ouch! Ouch ouch ouch ouch ouch!

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Sock-puppets, anonymous comments and trolls

(a ‘long and boring’ post on a subject that fascinates me) Some of you chaps must think me a bit odd to be constantly putting myself in the line of fire when it was established long ago that champion ‘bloggers’ … Continue reading

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Iain Dale and Nadine Dorries are a pair of liars (try to contain your surprise)

Skip to #5 if you’re in a hurry…. 1. Hey, do you remember that rigged poll of weblogs that Iain Dale claimed was “not meant to be scientific, and has never pretended to be”…? Well, he’s already presenting it as … Continue reading

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Total Politics and the Totally Tory Guide To Political Blogging

Short version: Scroll down to the picture. – Long version: Hey, do you remember when I wrote a rather complicated (and greatly estimated) post about Iain Dale vastly overstating his popularity and Iain responded by (oops) accidentally making it very … Continue reading

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Total Politics magazine is not answerable to the Press Complaints Commission!

[Note – Yes, I still have what ‘blog poll’ data I could gather at the time saved, and I plan to crunch it when I have the time. Of course, Iain Dale himself could sort the whole matter out in … Continue reading

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Policy Exchange runs London

Nice to see Iain Dale being so open about the influence of Policy Exchange for a change; most days he’s busy denying their influence. On one notable occasion when Iain Dale was a Trustee of Policy Exchange and denying their … Continue reading

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