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Hazel Blears Shuts Down Politics Central Nervous System

by | 7th, November 2008

HAZEL Blears missed the election won on the internet:

Read: Hazel Blears Explains Political Blogging

“The most popular blogs are right-wing, ranging from the considered Tory views of Iain Dale, to the vicious nihilism of Guido Fawkes,” she said.

(Image: Beau Bo D’Or)“Unless and until political blogging ‘adds value’ to our political culture, by allowing new and disparate 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 pessimism.”

Conservative blogger Iain Dale responded by saying that it was a shame that more politicians didn’t use their own blogs, while Guido Fawkes said that cynicism and apathy was caused by partisan positioning and “focus-group derived policies”.

Or as Julie Germany of  George Washington University puts it, the web was “the central nervous system of the campaign”.

Hazel Blears. Nerves. Make the link…



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