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The costs of blogging?

Last week I was approached with a proposition I could not accept because of this blog. I realised I was unconcerned about declining. Although I despair at times, this little blog is more important to me than fortune or glory. Its readership is small and it has precious little impact, but I would rather have my say than not. Watching, reading and listening to the media's sickening hagiography of the man Brown after his Conference speech yesterday, I was delighted I had a blog. I could not bear to be constrained in expressing my contempt for that odious man and his pathetic media sycophants.

You cannot hope to bribe or twist (thank God!) the British journalist. But, seeing what the man will do unbribed, there's no occasion to.

When journalists belittle blogs and bloggers, they reveal their lack of understanding of a basic human impulse (presumably strong in them, given their choice of career). We want our opinions to be heard. MSM critics might like to consider that if they reflected the full spectrum of political opinion in Britain, political blogging would hardly exist at all. Britain's political bloggers are, above all, a living rebuke to Britain's journalists. Perhaps that's why they hate us?

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