At the request of readers Guido has been trying to avoid blogging about Draper, so this plug is a bit of a, hopefully forgivable, relapse. This anecdote is to illustrate the difference in the approach taken by Draper (spin) and the rest of the blogosphere (authenticity). Do you recall when Guido wrote about the suspension of Dolly’s Twitter account for abuse of the service? A co-conspirator has just pointed out that at the time Derek’s rapid rebuttal claim was:
“Guido and Iain Dale are upset that I am the most followed political twitterer.”
In the reality-based part of the blogosphere we know that Draper has a little over 3,000 followers and Boris Johnson a little short of 20,000 followers – none of whom Boris spammed for attention.
Yet another example of the same old Derek, same old spin.
Some of you will be looking forward to the Daily Politics Draper v Guido show next week. It might not be as exciting as you think, the producer is determined that it will not be a personal slagging match and we are to be restricted to the subject of Labour’s approach to blogging. Guido will be contrasting Prescott’s authenticity with Draper’s artificiality. Draper’s CV has unfortunately been ruled off the agenda.