Michael White used to be the Guardian's political editor. Now he works on a more ad hoc basis, including posts for the Guardian website's political blogs and Comment is Free. Today he's done a piece headed (not necessarily by him):
Another maverick defects. So what?
It looks like Michael has seen it all before and nothing surprises him. A lot of his pieces these days are along these lines. Maybe it's time to put down the laptop?
This is the blog of Chris Ames, who also runs the Iraq dossier website.
The aim of this blog is to look at spin in the media and in particular the cosy relationship between journalists and politicians.
Chris Ames is a freelance investigative journalist and regular contributor to the New Statesman and Comment is Free. He is the editor of the Iraq Inquiry Digest website and created and maintains the Iraqdossier website.