Iain Dale token blogiste adopted by the BBC, is a complete and utter wanker, devoid of knowledge or competent analysis
BBC News 24 provides a round up and analysis of the following day's UK press every evening at about 11.30 - the Saturday event is always longer because the Sunday broad sheet press is worthy of considered analysis and comment. This is usually done by an experienced journo who can cut through crap and fillet the stories to expertly expose what will feed the public's thirst for knowledge and imagination at tomorrow's breakfast tables.
Last night we were treated to Iain Dale described as Editor of Total Politics". The website incidentally, has a newsfeed from Mr Rupert Murdoch's wholly independently minded Sky News.
Total Politics - the mysterious but immensely well funded crew behind this mysterious monthly magazine and also the mysterious media "resurrection" of the Parliamentary candidate for Haltemprice and Howden, David Davies. See here and especially Monday, June 23, 2008
TOTAL POLITICS ... Vanguards in the fight for FREEDOM ? A tangled web of political personae, patrician's PR co, opaque funding and er... dog shi and this is worth a look Monday, June 30, 2008 David Davis - No case to answer - other than his deceit, dishonesty and lack of understanding - and total lack of any solutions to retain our Freedoms and for those interested in Common Purpose here Briefly Total Politics is run from the shady and shallow end of political thought.
In and around Georgia we have brewing, potentially the most awesome conflagration - which exposes Europe's lack of a coherent energy security policy - and in the face of Russian intransigence a NATO Alliance caught flat-footed.
Politicians are silent, analysts from RUSI are hiding in their arrases, even Lady Dame Jane Baroness Pauline Neville Jones of Milosevic has remained silent in her retirement at "MI5 Were Us", Bidawee Home for confused spies .
Step forward wannabe blogiste, politician and influential magazine editor Iain Dale - he explains that the lead story on georgia is important but admits that until yesterday (Friday) he had never heard of South Ossetia. The BTC pipe line of which gossip writer Dale was blissfully ignorant was one of the triumphs of President Clintonan foreign policy , who skilfully engineered the project to ensure Caucasian gold moved south to Europe , not North to Russia - it's an oddds on bet Dale knew the colour of the blue dress that figured so largely in his Oval Office shenanigans with Monica.
He was however excited about the prospect (uncertain however) of Rio Ferdinand becoming England captain. Now yer talkin'.
Yasmin Alibhai-Brown provided light relief, fiddling with her two tone spectacles and shuffling the papers.
Your 'O' level media studies question - compare and contrast with a savvy, sharp minded and remarkably pretty lady like Bronwen Maddox who appears (Lord Patel is glad to say) on this spot with a noticeable regularity.
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Gemma says I was a bit hard on Yasmin Alibhai-Brown above - but she did do a Why oh WHY ??.... Why oh WHY ?? ....Why oh WHY ?? on the Maddie stroy in the News of the World .. More about their excellent journalism above.