Monday, April 16, 2007

Austin Mitchell on Blogs

Austin Mitchell has the following to say on Blogs (on his Blog!):-

Don`t join the chorus of praise for the Blogsphere as a new dimension of democracy which will liberate the people from dependence on old media.

Crap. Blogging is a forum for gossip, character assassination, sensation and expose. It is inherently anti-government and conservative because prejudice is easier to get over than serious explanation. Just like Talk Radio.

So the strongest practitioners are Republicans like Drudge or rank Tories like Ian Dale and Guido Fawkes, leaving this as the only voice of sense, semi-socialism, freedom, truth and justice.
What he means is that Blogs aren't working for Labour (Nu or Old), as they just can't work them out.

As has been seen many time they can't find the right level to pitch their Blogs at, and end up coming across as zealots and humourless dried up old sticks.

Austin Mitchell's WeBLOG :: Blogs

2 comments:

Richard Havers said...

Blogging is a forum for gossip, character assassination, sensation and expose....Nothing like the press then Austin. What an idiot. You either embrace change or it embarrasses you.

Noddy said...

His blog is quite annoyingly flashy!