At some point between 10pm and Midnight last Friday, two loose groupings, hithereto implacably opposed to one another, found common ground.
We don’t need to go into too many details, but the issue was Roosky and that common ground was us and not in a good way.
People who wouldn’t agree with each other on anything much were joined – on Twitter mainly but in personal correspondence also – in their contempt for the site. We were variously described as “fascist”, “weak”, “well-funded” and “click-obsessed”.
Back when all this was green fields and lost bicycles we didn’t envisage this kind of misunderstanding.
Our main reasons for doing the site would seem too corny to be immediately credible, but If it is at all possible we would like to clear up a few misconceptions:
Apart from a soft spot for the Soc Dems (currently under review *cough*), we have no affiliation to any political party, movement (hard left or alt right or in between), trade union, charity or think tank. We welcome all views.
Right of reply:
Freely available to anyone who feels slighted by anything on the site.
Our posts are constructed so that that the reader often needs to see the photo and read the text to understand the headline thus deterring sensation seekers. Oblique-bait perhaps, but we abandoned the enticing header clickbait model and other stuff after the events covered here. Apart from anything it doesn’t make a blind bit of difference to our bottom line no matter how many clicks we get, bringing us to…
We are entirely
broke independent. We don’t get the state ad money. We don’t get the Denis money. We don’t get the Big Pharma money. We don’t get the Small Pharma money. We don’t get the Ganley money. We don’t get the Soros money. We do get the Google ads money which just about covers the site’s hosting fee and our lawyer’s rehab costs.