“The society which has abolished every kind of adventure makes its own abolition the only possible adventure.” Paris, May 1968


Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Andrew Marr comes down hard on bloggers.

Some irresponsible blogger seems to have upset Andrew Marr. Well in any area of life there are always a minority who spoil it for the rest of us and I suppose blogging is no different. The New Labour Windmill announced at Cheltenham Literary Festival that most bloggers were spotty inadequates living with their Mum and that they should get a girlfriend. Bit strong Andrew don't you think? However I do take his point about "citizen journalists" not being as good as the real thing and I certainly realize that people like me are not fit to sharpen the pencils of proper public school educated scribblers like Marr. Anyway, as far as the bit about getting a girlfriend is concerned, I ran it past her indoors and truth be told she was not all that taken with the idea.

4 comments:

Brett Gerry said...

Marr's comments reflect a fear not only of new technologies, but also of the erosion of privileges they encourage: http://bit.ly/bkYMd2

Allegedly said...

He had a short period of (allegedly) chucking (allegedly) injunctions (allegedly) around earlier this year (allegedly) trying (allegedly) to keep the lid (allegedly) on complications (allegedly) in his (allegedly) private (allegedly) life (allegedly). And he (allegedly) got a little hot (allegedly) under (allegedly) his collar (allegedly) when some pimply, sweaty, bedroomy type citizens who all live with their mums and couldn't even get a girlfriend let alone have complications (allegedly) in their (allegedly) private (allegedly) lives (allegedly) like what proper posh scribblers do (allegedly) and started writing stuff (allegedly) about his (alleged) predicament..... allegedly.

Either that or he's making a really important point about standards and how oiks shouldn't be allowed to read, let alone write, let alone pass comment on their betters.

Allegedly said...

A Correction:

The alleged events happened late 2009, allegedly...

Allegedly said...

A Correction to that last Correction - and really getting boring now but Andrew Marr would surely applaud my diligence to truth and anyway my mum is cooking my tea and says I have to come down from my bedroom soon:

Not 2009, but way back in 2008.

Poor old Mr Marr, must still smart, I guess...

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