Guido Fawkes: A blogger teaches the British government’s fear
You must be either very brave or extremely foolish, if you are in Britain, the pseudonym of Guy Fawkes, respectively. Because the Catholic conspirators who attempted to 1605, the entire Palace of Westminster in the British establishment gathered in the air to blow one up today to the blackest, most geschmähten figures of British history.
Blogger Idol: The Catholic conspirator Guy Fawkes, Photo: AFP
Even Paul Staines is the wrath of his opinion, through and through corrupt political class driven Britain. But it was probably primarily the fun at the provocation that inspired him, his political blog – slightly – to name Guido Fawkes. Finally, write him friends and opponents of an exuberant lust for mischief and practical joke too.
Bitter seriously, was what “Guido Fawkes” recently discovered and the government of Prime Minister Gordon Brown into their most serious credibility crisis. Because Staines revealed that one of the closest confidants of the heads of government from his office in Downing Street in an unprecedented dirt campaign against leading opposition politicians, and – worse still – their partners and family members had planned. In e-mails with official government address Damian McBride had no doubt that he planned rumors lies could be smooth.
Guido Fawkes’ sensational scoop has not only meant that the project was nothing that Brown and his faithful McBride in record speed dropped. Moreover, he gave Staines and his blog the breakthrough to a wide audience. In the Westminster political village was’ Guido Fawkes’ blog of plots, rumors and conspiracies “have always been considered required reading. Meanwhile, click more and more potential voters, the British and refreshingly irreverent autoritätsfeindlich-presented website. Staines registered an average of about 200 000 readers per month – and can order printed reputable journals like the Spectator or the New Statesman to lengths back.
Somehow seems Guido Fawkes at a time to fit in which a Labor government spent from scandal to scandal drags. Finally, after Staines own words to bring about “hypocrisy, corruption and impropriety” uncover a parliament, which he for “rotten to the core” holding. “I’m just angry,” he once told his driver. ‘Sour on politicians who disappoint us, to journalists, the politicians all go through, and sour in a ramshackle opposition. ” The latter observation does not allow the inference that Staines meet his anger in the political spectrum would be spread. His preference is clearly for the opposition Conservatives. This admittedly they are all the rage of the British blogosphere, which – similar to the Blogger’s landscape in the United States – mainly on the political right is characterized. The other two most popular blogs in the Kingdom of conservatives are written: the Tory party members Iain Dale and Tim Montgomerie. The reason given is often argued that in the traditional media left liberal ideology dominates.
Just the Blog deficit of the Social Democrats, it was, ironically, been the Brown-McBride Intimus brought up with the idea, via the Internet Presence devised by him to spread accusations – probably in the not unreasonable hope that one or other of these rumors Newspapers them up and so would give a weight that they would otherwise not zustünde. Even McBride had a name for the site ausgeheckt, and not just party friends wondered what he is – if ever – it had expected. Because “Red Rag”, the “red cloth”, it is more likely with “red rag” to translate.
Guido Fawkes shed as well as Kübel Häme on would-be competitors. He was not even once, as once of London’s journalists Scharnstein dreaded and now severely humiliated McBride from his office in the office of the Prime Minister had been distributed. For days pursued him with malicious Staines SMS. A question was baffled McBride texts read like that quote from the movie Conan the Barbarian: “What is the best in life? To crush your enemies, seeing them before thee hergetrieben, and the mourning of their women to be heard.”
A gentleman would not behave so, but nobody has ever said that Paul Staines is one. Professionally, the 42-year-old has already tried everything possible, and a gentleman’s work was rarely there. For several years he organized Acid House party in London, once he brought it to England Blackjack Champion, and four years in Tokyo, he earned a lot of money as a manager of a hedge fund, of the Bahamas registered. In between, he won the race in Pamplona bull adrenaline, four were due to Staines convicted drink-driving.
Gentlemen do not do something
Six years ago he declared bankruptcy, it is fought in court with a former business partner, and then took the time and leisure for his blog. Today he is one of the most influential people of the British political scene. The liberal Guardian Guido Fawkes voted in 2005 for best blog. But only two years before his identity was revealed. Staines had previously never given interviews and stubbornly hidden behind his pseudonym.
His sensational exclusive story from the center of power has blogs almost over night if not then at least respect sociable area. Above all, traditional media journalists should make it cold on the walk back: Because bloggers are not part of the buddy-term symbiosis, which journalists and politicians not only in London together, they also apply to the traditional rules.
“We are completely outside of the club and this status means that it is not easy, the new media involved,” said Tim Montgomerie because of conservativehome.org. “We are a pioneering media.”That the blog Guido Fawkes Reckless far as the competition in newspaper, radio or television also insufficiently substantiated information can be published, he admittedly owes primarily more of a banal legal trick.
His website is in the Caribbean colony of St. Kitts and Nevis registered, and this protects him - at least partially – in the strict British libel law. Who Staines for libel sue, it must under the provisions of the tropical island of 25 000 pounds initially to the court for deposit. Since we consider an application knows exactly.
Author: WOLFGANG KOYDL
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