In the era of what we are told is the revolution in journalism - blogging - this becomes what we call, "a story"
- The sneering contempt with which the BBC's Nick Robinson has dismissed the very substantial stories coming from some blogs is breathtaking in its arrogance. Robinson not only dismissed today's coup news out of hand, he characteristically dismissed the source. Even then, as the BBC Political Editor spoke, every MP was receiving the now notorious Hewitt/Hoon letter.
This is of course, the same Nick Robinson who spent days trying to ignore the Daniel Hannan video that ultimately went viral on YouTube.
It seems Nick has an aversion to big stories that do not emanate from him or his employers and his attitude to Guido for example goes between asperity and arch condescension.
I don't know why working for the BBC makes people so arrogant, but it does. I have no regrets that I never joined them.