EXCLUSIVE OPINION: Amateur Histrionics

Posted by Tim Ireland at July 6, 2007

Category: The Political Weblog Movement

This entry was posted on
Friday, July 6th, 2007
at
4:02 pm and is filed
under The Political Weblog Movement.

Why do by-elections seem particularly unpleasant? Well, for starters, there are more politicians and activists available.

Of course, lately we also have the Tories ‘dominating’ the blogosphere (in much the same way that a diarrheic dog dominates a croquet lawn) and – without mentioning specifics for obvious reasons – I think it’s entirely fair to say that certain Tory bloggers are rather selective in their use of moral outrage.

Take for example a wide selection of Tory bloggers, many of whom have no problem knowingly making false claims about the relationship between myself and Tom Watson suddenly objecting very loudly to Tom ‘publishing false statements’, while being somewhat less taken aback about people proclaiming it to be Christmas when an unexpected death prompts a by-election.

Still, at least in this Iain Dale has been consistent… and he didn’t even launch a fresh sentence for his gut reaction; “The Labour MP Piara Khabra has died thus causing a by election.”

Here’s a link for those who don’t want to get involved.

Here’s a link for those who do.

UPDATE – Oh, and if you’re in the mood… click here to gaze in wonder at Iain Dale’s awesome rebuttal.








Sorry, comments are closed for this item.

  • NEW! You can now support Bloggerheads by buying handmade firelighters for camping and utility or deluxe firelighters for your home fireplace. Visit fireburngood.com to see my products.

    Fire Burn Good fire lighters

  • External Channels

  • Tim Ireland

  • Page 3 Politics

    Page 3: a short history

  • Main

  • Archives

  • Categories

  • The Cautionary Campfire Songbook

    The Cautionary Campfire Songbook

  • Badges + Buttons

    religion