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  • Prescott affair coverage

    by Sunny
    12th July, 2006 at 11:21 am    

    Just been told that Iain Dale has done a report for Channel 4′s Morning Report Podcast on the Prescott Affair and how bloggers played a role. Find out more from here. Apparently Pickled Politics is mentioned. I haven’t listened to it yet. Cheers for the namecheck Mr Dale!

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    1. randip singh — on 12th July, 2006 at 1:29 pm  

      Why can’t people just leave Mr Prescott alone. Remember that people who live in glass houses and alll that.

    2. Leon — on 12th July, 2006 at 1:34 pm  

      Haha! PP quoted directly, nice! People should really give it a listen.

    3. Ali McNab — on 14th July, 2006 at 8:44 pm  

      Hi Sunny I think Iain and Guido were a bit naughty, myself. There will be consequences from this, mark my words.

    4. Sunny — on 14th July, 2006 at 9:41 pm  

      Hey Ali, very nice to have you here mate. Why do you say that?

    5. Leon — on 14th July, 2006 at 10:10 pm  

      Indeed, I’m curious as to what you mean by “consequences”! You don’t mean they’ll be found dead in a field having apparently slit their wrists surely!?!

    6. Ali McNab — on 14th July, 2006 at 10:29 pm  

      The next time a Privacy Law debate rears its ugly head, any future government, looking back on the press treatment of the last two governments wouldn’t think twice about seizing that opportunity would they?

      Going for the DPM in this way crosses a rubicon in my view, the press acknowledge there is no killing blow, yet still fling the mud.

    7. Ali McNab — on 14th July, 2006 at 10:32 pm  

      By the way, I couldn’t comment before - this is the first time it would let me.

    8. Sunny — on 14th July, 2006 at 11:12 pm  

      Did you have Norton anti-virus working before? For some reason Norton anti-virus firewall makes it difficult for people to post on this blog platform I’m told.

      Ali, I think there was some justified mud-flinging about Prescott’s dealings with the billionaire. Maybe not the third woman but I believe the blogs were more worried about the casino deal than the woman. Only Guido really kept on going on about the affair.

    9. Ali McNab — on 14th July, 2006 at 11:42 pm  

      I think I’m in a minority of one on this. Doesn’t anyone else think this campaign against Prescott has gone one or two steps too far? Don’t people see that the press may have pushed their luck once too often here?

      My view on the blogger’s ‘Prezza’s affairs’ story was that it was the worst possible way to impact onto the mainstream.

    10. Sunny — on 15th July, 2006 at 1:24 am  

      Ali - To be honest I think the MSM picked that up intentionally, rather than admit the bloggers were following the billionaire story quite robustly too. It makes sense for many MSM to paint blogger simply as gossip mongerers (though of course Guido is exactly that, but there are others in this saga).

      Have a look at the previous post on this:

    11. Ali McNab — on 15th July, 2006 at 9:58 am  

      Hi Sunny,

      Sure, but I couldn’t have been the only one watching the Paxo/Dale interview through my fingers, could I?

    12. Sunny — on 15th July, 2006 at 1:45 pm  

      Think you were, haha!

    13. Ali McNab — on 22nd July, 2006 at 4:10 pm  

      Still there though ain’t he Sunny? You think the blogosphere has been helped by the squalid affairs thing? I don’t think it should be the new gutter press, myself.

      Guido is hinting he’s saving more smut up ’til he stands in for the PM - another chance for his mucker iain Dale to get onto Newsnight for all the wrong reasons?

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