Newsnight calls on political blogger for comments

PushON | January 25th 2008

I had mixed feelings when watching Newsnight last night. Initially I was happy to see Kirsty Wark seeking expert opinion from a blogger about the Peter Hain resignation… I think it demonstrates how forward thinking the BBC are… but then I listened to his expert opinion.

John Hurst, the writer of prisonlawinsideout, is a prolific legal and political blogger and has also been featured on the BBC has some strong feelings on his appearance.

Although Guido’s appearance was a little embarrassing, his blog is regularly updated with the latest news and political opinion. I wouldn’t say I agree with his opinions, but I have to admire his skill as a blogger.

He’s developed a good following with people regularly commenting on his posts, and he encourages readers to get involved with surveys and caption competitions.

The notes from last night’s show are here : Newsnight Thursday 24th January; and I’m hoping the BBC will add the video clips shortly.