If you’re going to change what I’ve written, after it’s already been through the Netcast editor and been posted, and without consulting me, but leave my name on it, then I want no further part of this site. It’s not the first time you’ve done it, and I’m not the only person you’ve done it to (I happen to know that the author of the piece about whistleblowing in the NHS is furious about what was done).
It is damaging to my reputation to have people think I’m someone who considers Derek Draper leaving a blog, or David Cameron’s bike being stolen, more of a ‘Top Story’ than the use of the city I live in as somewhere to trial one of the most illiberal measures this government has brought in.
ETA The ‘top stories’ has now been edited by one of the editors there to say ‘by Newswire’ rather than ‘by Andrew Hickey’, for those of you wondering what the fuss is about. I’ll delete this in a day or so, but I just wanted to make it very clear, publicly, that I’m not the kind of person who gets obsessed by the staffing of Labour blogs or other such non-issues – I think focussing on that kind of trivia is counter-productive in the extreme.