Guido Fawkes, a prominent blogger, has just done this video for Newsnight criticising the network. Fawkes criticises them for not being hostile enough or for following through scandals enough. I have explained before why I do not agree that the best political journalism is prosecutorial. Many journalists do do good work- but I fear that the influence of the blogs on the net is purely pernicious- it guides journalists more to gossip, more inside the Westminster machine and less to explaining to the viewer the ideas, the policies, the leglislation and the events that we face in our lives. My own personal view is that I would like journalists to explain more- to for instance do features on what the difference between Shia and Sunni Muslims are, to do features on what the effect of the Budget might be interviewing economists, to do programs like Adam Curtis's recent flawed effort on liberty recently (at least where Curtis failed, he tried to present something that was interesting). I need that information in order to make an informed choice at the next election- without it I have difficulties deciding how to vote and what to do.