Guido Fawkes is coming to the “Blogging the Election” conference on October 7th.
Guido and his peers have changed UK Politics. They stuck with stories the press gave up on and forced them back into the spotlight, they uncovered new scandals and they fact-checked the hell out of the media and politicians. They’re that annoying guy in work that says “Actually that’s not the case”. They may annoy a load of people but everyone knows they’re correct. I wonder how many spin doctors now fret about this new breed? Their influence seems to be growing too.
A quote from Guido in reply to one of the begrudgers:
Go to the Oxford Union and ask our future political class who they read more often – the Timesâ€™ Peter Riddell or Guido Fawkesâ€™ blog? Next ask them who they trust more? It is no contest. With 200,000 hits a month and rising, my politics blog is more trusted than the Timesâ€™ pompous political columnist.
Having Guido at the blogging conference should be educational and fun. Now if we could get some sponsors … 🙂
To paraphrase V, “bloggers shouldn’t be afraid of their governments, Governments should be afraid of their Bloggers”
I find his name highly confusing; in other circles, an unqualified ‘Guido’ is always Guido Van Rossum, who wrote Python.