June 4th, 2012

QotD

Labour Uncut observes the Lobby’s tweeting groupthink…

“while twitter generates pressures that make the lobby more politically independent of their employers, paradoxically, it makes the individual journalists much more alike. The tenor and judgement of tweets reacting to events are remarkably similar across the lobby.

One thing you will never see: two lobby journalists tearing into each other on twitter. Bloggers, yes. Lobby, no.

The net impact of twitter has been to embed an even higher level of groupthink amongst the political journalists, and most important of all, to make this hive-mind view public, on a minute by minute basis.”


5 Comments

  1. 1
    Col Nut says:

    Bee grade.

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  2. 2
    Glyn H says:

    Is it ‘cos they all know Labour is shite? Pity they don’t say so.

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  3. 3
    Dave Bruce says:

    Labour Mis selling of British Gold and the email trail of shadow front bench Labourites

    http://t.co/tR7QvyrA

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  4. 4
    Bernard Mandy-Ville says:

    a fable of the bees?

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  5. 5
    tottenham chutzpah says:

    anything for a tenor

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Boris on his fellow Islingtonista Emily Thornberry:

“It was an entirely run-of-the-mill English townscape, with some straightforward words to go with it. There was no obvious insult, no abuse, no overt sneering. She might have got away with it entirely, had some alert blogger not spotted it. He instantly detected the coded message that Emily Thornberry was sending to all her right-on, bien-pensant, Labour-luvvie friends in Islington, or wherever else it is that they follow her on Twitter.”



Left on Left says:

The lefties are attacking because the panellist is a millionaire and lives in a London home worth upwards of two million. Someone had best tell them he’s called Ed Miliband.


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