31 March 2007

Citizen journalism my foot


Making a difference. Challenging the political establishment. Representing the views of ordinary people vis-à-vis a cynical exploitative elite.

So which issue has excited significant interest in the UK blogosphere this week?
— whether 17-year olds should be deprived of their liberty?
— the fact that children are to undergo “regular compulsory checks to discover if they are at risk of turning into criminals”?

No, Guido’s supposedly disappointing performance on Newsnight.

Nuff said.

(Though not a huge fan of Guido, I don’t myself think he acquitted himself too badly, given he was facing two hostile heavyweight members of the media establishment. Unless and until you can get up there and do better, I suggest you avoid bitching.)