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Hazel Blears Explains Political Blogging

by | 6th, November 2008

IF Hazel Blears were half as sharp as her voice she’d understand just how dumb her comments on blogggers are.

(Image: Beau Bo D’Or)

Blears is addressing the Hansard Society. The subject is “poltical disengagment”. Indeed:

“Political blogs are written by people with disdain for the political system and politicians, who see their function as unearthing scandals, conspiracies and perceived hypocrisy.”

Blears is the countries get his Communities Minister. It says so on her, er, blog .

Blears seems to have missed the entire US Presidential campaign, failing to notice how the Obama camp harnessed the power of the web, bloggers and social networks.

It gets better. Blears then blames the media for, well, everything:

“Until political blogging adds value to our political culture, by allowing new voices, ideas and legitimate protest and challenge, and until the mainstream media reports politics in a calmer, more responsible manner, it will continue to fuel a culture of cynicism and despair.”

Nothing then to do then with politicos being self-serving , learning to smile through new teeth, taking all the praise for the good times and not forseeing the bad times, lying to the electorate over a war, lying to the elctorate over tobacco advertising, being opportunistic , using race as tool to whip up

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