Interesting piece over at the Torygraph from Bruno Waterfield.
Turns out that a secret report commissioned by the EU has dictated that blogging is (wait for it)....
AN ANTI ESTABLISHMENT ACTIVITY
Yes, I laughed out loud as well.
It also mourns the "shift away from the state news radio and TV stations" - apparently "this means the quality of debate has suffered".
But the strongest language and darkest fears are reserved for the realm of the internet with its message boards, blogs and independence.This realm is all the more dangerous in EU eyes, as we have seen before, because it communicates to many people, it is comparatively unregulated, it is comparatively independent of state or private media monopoly, and it is easy for people to do themselves.
"Blogging is also seen as an anti-establishment activity. Few Yes campaigners came out with forceful counter arguments or were inspired to do so. Because of the many different sources of No campaigners on the internet, classic rebuttals is [sic] made impossible," says the report - which makes no recommendations."Blog activity remains overwhelmingly negative."