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.

  2. 2
    Glyn H says:

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

  3. 3
    Dave Bruce says:

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

    http://t.co/tR7QvyrA

  4. 4
    Bernard Mandy-Ville says:

    a fable of the bees?

  5. 5
    tottenham chutzpah says:

    anything for a tenor


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