For the last week I’ve been critical of the rightwing blogosphere for its silence – up to the point when the Guardian revealed its video footage – about Ian Tomlinson’s death. But there remains one other blog, which is broadly on the right but get desperately upset if you point that fact out, which has… Continue reading Why is LabourList keeping silent about Tomlinson?
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How dominant is the “blokeosphere”?
Rowenna Davis writes about her experience as guest editor on Labour List on Comment is Free. What interests me about this experience is that while I think the so-called “blokeosphere” is out there, it isn’t universal across political blogs and, as a “bloke” bores me to tears as well. A few observations: It is hard… Continue reading How dominant is the “blokeosphere”?
A final word on Carol Thatcher
I haven’t been able to avoid this story in the way that I would have wished. One thing that I’ve been wondering about this whole debacle is: why didn’t the BBC insist on Thatcher doing race sensitivity training? It’s a serious question. It is now clear that she was referring to a black man and… Continue reading A final word on Carol Thatcher