Deaglán de Bréadún
Prominent BBC political journalists Andrew Marr and Nick Robinson have been taking a swipe at the generally-anonymous folk who respond to blogs. There are some sweeping statements from Marr in particular, but it is worth reading what they have to say.
In order to read a report on Marr’s views, click here, and you can then read Robinson’s take by clicking here. Marr is little OTT but he has a point when he says: ”Most of the blogging is too angry and too abusive. Terrible things are said online because they are anonymous. People say things online that they wouldn’t dream of saying in person.”
Robinson likewise has a point when he says that, rather than widening the political debate commenters were “people who have already made their minds up, to abuse me, to abuse each other or abuse a politician”.
No doubt I shall get some abusive comments in response to this post, but that will only prove my point! I have to say that the majority of respondents make sense and their views are expressed in moderate and measured terms.