Getting Irate So That You Don't Have To

Getting Irate So That You Don't Have To

Sunday, 2 December 2007

How To Blog Scandal

Guido Fawkes boasts that his site was the top visitor attraction among political blogs in November. This morning it isn't hard to see why he's reclaimed the leadership from Iain Dale.

While some of Dale's posts been petty and malicious, Guido has an absolutely brilliant - and devastating - summary of Donorgate here. Point-by-point he succinctly takes each of the main players to the cleaners; Abrahams, Mendelsohn, Wendy Alexander, Jack Dromey and, sad to relate, The Divine Harriet. He's expecting criminal charges to be brought against Alexander and suggests that the only reason that no one's resigned yet is that if one goes then they could bring the whole edifice down with them.

It illustrates something which I hope I've learned at an early stage; when it comes to scandal, good blogging has to be based on cold-hearted interpretation of the available facts rather than on a desire to score cheap political points.

1 comment:

Shades said...

The other tip: No pork sword jokes...