Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Bloggers and Luddites in Reading

The Post has an article about local bloggers, which seems to have been based on a similar article on Tory Cllr Rik Willis. They show who has the best and worst worst web presence. The worst is Reading West MP Martin Salter and Lib Dem Oxford Cllr Patrick Murray who is standing in Reading West

The best is a Tory MP with a big budget (and Riks ex boss) Rob Wilson MP, but Rob White, of the Reading Green Party was awarded Tech Savvy runner-up for "the range and activity of his various pages".

Not mentioned but worth a mention are:
This covers most of the Reading Bloggers.
and Jane who has a useful list of weblinks and an interest in Reading Labour politics.


Oranjepan said...


Please help by suggesting links to any others you may have.

Adrian Windisch said...

Oranjepan, it was meant as a compliment as most are covered on your site. Some others are on Janes list eg:
there may be others I dont know of also.

Oranjepan said...

gah, so serious :D

Anyhoo, I already had those.

Adrian Windisch said...

How sad, the Reading list appears to be (yet another) pro Lib Dem site in disguise, along with Muckspreading.

When it started it appeared politically nutral, covering most sites/parties. Now its full of stories that look like thyve been copied from a LD website. Shame.

Oranjepan said...

I'm only collating what I read from the local sites on my list (hence the name). My measure for this is that I find more than one source for my story in order to compare and contrast their views.

I'm not interested in blindly promoting any one side, I'm interested in a balanced debate for the benefit of the community.

If you want to contribute that's excellent and I wish to encourage you, but I have to make a judgement of relevance and importance because I can only cover a couple of stories each day.

If you care to report on any meetings you go to, any events you see coming up or any policy differences between the parties then that is generally the sort of thing which I will cover.

I am not judgemental, but I do have a sense of humour and I intend to be a little provocative, unfortunately you seem to have made your mind up already.

As for any party allegiances anyone may or may not have, that should be a complete irrelevance if you are interested in working for the betterment of the community.

Please don't exterminate the Oranjepans!

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Ailbhe said...

I'm not sure that criticising a politician's explicitly political blog for being partisan makes sense. But it was funny, so that's something.

Oranjepan said...

you lose credibility by the day.

Adrian Windisch said...

Orangepan, you lost credibility by posting several party political posts on a blog that doesnt give a party allegiance.

If you want to write some more balanced posts thats just fine.

Adrian Windisch said...

In response to your other comment 'I should add that your site is hardly non-partisan and unbiased, so I'm not sure you have any credibility if you wish to make that criticism.'

My site clerly states its party affiliation, as do most political blogs. I didnt expect such an attack when merely pointing out that you havent stated your allegiance, but it is clear from your posts.

jane said...

boys boys play nicely in the sand pit, we can all have fun here if we are not SILLY and BABYISH