I think I’m starting to buy into the ‘bloggers vs Prescott’ story. Heather at Hitwise publishes some interesting data, which suggests Iain Dale’s blog is currently more popular than the Tory or Labour party sites. And Guido Fawkes is more popular still. Heather makes one extremely telling comment:
While the news media have been madly covering the supercasino scandal, consumers are searching for news of John Prescott’s affairs.
You’ll note the plural ‘affairs’ there. Certainly I’ve heard the same kinds of rumours, couched in similar terms to those used when referring to Charles Kennedy and alcohol. And we all know how that turned out.