Knickers to the anonymongrel knockers

Posted by Tim Ireland at March 12, 2008

Category: The Political Weblog Movement

This entry was posted on
Wednesday, March 12th, 2008
10:14 am and is filed
under The Political Weblog Movement.

Tom Watson offers his thoughts on blogging as a civil servant. The basics are; blog as yourself and act responsibly.

The result: an added point of open engagement with politics.

Dizzy Phil Hendren, by comparison, thinks you should sneak around and exaggerate reality.

The result: further disillusionment with politics… via the use of illusion, no less.

(Dizzy seems to know an awful lot about the ins and outs of sneaking around making anonymous contributions and not getting caught, doesn’t he? Pardon the paranoid conjecture speculating prattiness.)

What Phil and all his pseudo-blogging attack-dog mates want is power without accountability… for now. I’m wagering their position would change if the Tories ever clawed their way back into Downing Street.

A ‘shoe on the other foot’ example to help reinforce my point, courtesy of Garry Smith:

“The baying mob is something I hope not to see again for a very long time.” – Iain Dale making excuses for his friend Derek Conway.

“Bay! BAY! Join in everyone! Bay! BAY!” – Iain Dale doesn’t know why he gets called a hypocrite.

You’ll want to watch this bunch of sneaky lying exaggerating bastards. They can’t be trusted.

UPDATE – Hahahahaha! Following another dig at Tom Watson, Dizzy Phil Hendren gets caught feeding his readers propaganda from the economic advisor to the Shadow Chancellor. Delicious.

And here, for your added amusement, is yet another example of Tory bloggers presenting Tory propaganda as their own independent work. This example, like the one above, also shows the Tories pushing the bullshit line that they’re totally 2.0

See? They can’t be trusted.

1 Comment

  1. irritant says

    Dizzy’s advice is very good and close to what EFF, RSF and other civil society activists have been suggesting about for years. A couple of years ago I criticised Guido for not issuing similar advice to anyone who leaks info to him and posted similar advice to people on one of his comment threads.Dizzy’s item 6 is a wonderful bit of advice for any work-related blogger.Here’s what I have posted on Tom’s blog:-“Tom, would you mind putting up some meat on the bones of your list? It seems fairly sensible on the surface but working through the implications of the list in full I can envisage a lot of civil servants feeling they have little room to write about anything other than knitting.”If you follow the civil service code your room for manouver to blog is very limited. Perversely adding Tom’s sensible advice may make that room even narrower.

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