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Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Finally, a UK blogosphere political viral

Unfortunately (IMO) it's this one:

'Downfall'? Yawn. Done. To. Death.

The one I posted earlier addressing the subject is much funnier.

In case you're wondering what this is about (and who'd blame you), this is about Derek 'Dolly' Draper, noted NuLabour guru, attempting to 'do' blogging and failing. Despite the Guardian comparing his efforts to the USA's #1 blog, Huffington Post.

And, most notably, Draper being (humiliatingly) out-classed online by John Prescott. Which is saying something. (Prescott has more entertainment value and, as I noted, for one thing, the required humility).

Hence, 'Draper's Downfall' — this rather 'inhouse', pedestrian viral — 'tis all over the UK political blogosphere, as there's nothing like the storm in the proverbial teacup. However it's a very rare UK sourced viral — which says volumes about the actual weakness of said blogosphere.

If you want to see just how laughably weak UK viral vid is check LabourList's excruciating attempts at spoofing the Camerooons.


  1. I suspect - although frankly I can't be bothered to watch the labour vid - that part of the problem is the depressing tendency to insist everything must be 'on-message' and score political points rather than just attempting to have a conversation or - shock, horror - actually be funny.

    Fortunately there are some decent labour bloggers/tweeters out there, even if the message of the party as a whole is a touch pants.

    But again, it tends to be the mavericks who are a success, precisely because they are mavericks and let their own opinions and points of view come across, so they actually sound like interesting people rather than a party political broadcast.

  2. 'Maverick'

    This is especially why Tory Iain Dale is a success and, argh, Guido - authentic voice.

    + prescott's got'it' - cite