Thursday, August 07, 2008

Blog editing

Comment Is Moronic asks which blogger you'd edit if you could.
It's generally accepted that altering content post-publication is a no-no, and doing it while posing as the author takes the biscuit. But imagine if you were free to edit the work of one blogger. Who would it be, and what would you make them say?

I wouldn't edit anyone's writing exactly. However, I would like to put the following disclaimer before every one of Polly's articles...
Polly Toynbee has been shown to make up statistics or deliberately twist information left, right and centre to suit her own agenda: please see Factchecking Pollyanna for eight months-worth of examples.

Please also note that Polly Toynbee earns well over £100,000 per year from The Grauniad alone, owns a house in Tuscany and sent her children to private school.

You may wish to bear this duplicity and hypocrisy in mind when reading her articles.

After that, Polly could write whatever she liked and I wouldn't edit it...

9 comments:

Mitch said...

Cant top that!

Anonymous said...

I'd edit Jackart so he'd stop talking so much shite.

Ian said...

Please can I have a go at that childish cunt Ireland and his endless, pious, hysterical shreiking.

Anonymous said...

Re Polly; could the whole statement not be condensed to the following - Polly is a typical well-heeled, hypocritical, socialist.

Anonymous said...

Re Re Polly; that condensed statement could be condensed: Polly is a socialist.

Wrinkled Weasel said...

If I could edit blogs I would edit this one and change all the "cunts" to "blighter" or "rotter" and all the "fucks" to "bleep". It might be funny and ironic for a minute or two.

I'll get me coat.

Roger Thornhill said...

I just turn on track changes... ;-)

witchibus said...

Something to warm your cockles:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/giles_coren/article4488462.ece

Giles Coren tears Polly a new one and greatly enjoys doing so.

witchibus said...

Gah, Mr E beats me again...