Marvellous news Sportsfans. Fame at last, as they say. We could go viral at any moment…and you were with me from the beginning. Respect. We were contacted yesterday by Channel 4 news, that well-known liberal-left news outlet fronted by John (don’t bogart that joint) Snow. Could I tell them, they asked, who was running my site and another one called Pestminster. “People are wondering,” they claimed.
Fantastic! And there was I thinking no one’s really reading my stuff. But why do you ask, says I, coming over all flummoxed-like. It appears my blog has been set up by the same company that set up another political blog and Channel 4 are” suspicious”, that they are in fact related. “ I’m suspicious why you would contract a design firm to make a blog. Though the cartoons are terrific,” says Channel 4. I’m purring slightly now. “I’m willing to respect your anonymity. So my only question is – if you’re not running the site, who is?” I told the lad I commissioned my own blog and write it. Why wouldn’t I? I’m not being run by anyone but am grateful for any publicity he can give me. He assured me I would remain anonymous since, as I explained, it gives me greater liberty to write what I want (we’ll see if he keeps his word). Apparently Channel 4’s interests were aroused by a piece in this week’s Spectator along similar lines. Odd bedfellows, the Speccie and Channel 4, but they’re both convinced there’s a conspiracy of Tories here. They simply cannot believe that more than one blogger would feel passionate enough to support the Conservative Party. Odd that, but with a bit of luck more papers will take up the theme and yours truly will become a by-word in salons throughout. Trouble is I might have to up the output and frankly, I’m a bit lazy there.