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Sunday, September 11, 2005

Blogging for the media

David Davies AM MP has proved once again that if you write something really controversial on a blog then the media will pick it up and run with it. As is usual with David, it was political correctness that has provided him with a target.

This time David raised issues concerning a £48,000 lottery grant to make a film about the "traditions" of gypsy travellers. The film will be shown to schoolchildren in Hampshire. As Rod Liddle relates in today's Sunday Times, this provoked its own over-the-top reaction that really just played into David's hands.

I am sure that we all enjoyed watching the row but I, for one, just found it predictable. It was almost as if both David and Plaid's Helen Mary Jones switched to automatic pilot as they scrambled to opposite ends of the fence. If this is the quality of political debate in this country then no wonder people are bored of it.
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