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Tuesday, 13 January 2009

BBC London report on the Boris Watch websites

9 comments:

Christie Malry said...

'is it all a bit of fun, or is it at the expense of serious political debate?'

Boris does serious political debate now?

AdamB said...

No, not really. He's got a fantastic line in thongs though.

Tom said...

Really? Ith he entering Eurovithion next year, then?

AdamB said...

Well he's already got the perfect outfit for it.

Anonymous said...

They did skirt over a serious point, in that blogs are providing a counterbalance to the hugely uncritical press Boris gets everywhere else. Let's hope the Standard's ad revenue isn't too badly affected by the recession.

Helen said...

Boriswatch is currently down, I expect it's overloaded with people mistakenly looking for thongs.

AdamB said...

They both seem to be working now. I found this on the other Boris Watch website (you know the fanboy one)

"And now, dear readers, Boriswatch has today been broadcast on BBC London, who pitched the site against the recently started Boriswatch.co.uk, a site less about accountability - as it states - and more about getting Mayor Ken back. I came out of the dark-roomed interview blinded by the lights and thinking of all the things I should have said instead. There was a lot more to the interview, but I suppose my staunch defence of Mayor Boris will have to stay on the cutting room floor…"

Miaow. What's wrong Boriswatch.com? Not selling enough thongs these days?

John Briggs said...

Boriswatch.com (the thong one) is actually a very good read. It's been around since the dawn of Boris. You can't knock its popularity...

Tom said...

Perhaps they don't stretch as far as they used to. We didn't mention the probable sockpuppeting from .com, either (two comments under different names from the same Guildford IP, .com being based out of there). Or Gilligan. I did mention the gap in mainstream coverage for the first four months, but it got cut (there was a lot more interview, interrupted by a lot of coughing from the interviewer).