Scott Payne interviews Alex Massie:

I think the internet’s influence on the media and politics in Britain has taken time to build in part because the British press, for all its faults, is a much more open, raucous and cacophonous creature than its American counterpart. In other words, it shares some qualities with the blogosphere. In other words, there was less need for the blogosphere than there was in the US. At least in terms of holding politician’s feet to the fire.

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