My Liberal Conspiracy Resignation email

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.

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8 Responses to My Liberal Conspiracy Resignation email

  1. MatGB says:

    FWIW, sorry, I put your name onto the whole post because that’s standard practice—I still think having the news and netcast as one post is a mistake given it has to run a seperate Loop, but it’s not my call. I didn’t even read the news headlines, and yes, ignoring what was headline news on every R4 broadcast all day does seem to be a strange choice.

    • MatGB says:

      (I put your netcast code into the newsire post on Jennie’s behalf, didn’t do the new post itself, to clarify)

    • Andrew Hickey says:

      I have *absolutely* no problem with what *you* did, Mat – what you did was standard practice – that’s how it’s always been done. What I object to is Sunny, after the fact, preventing me from dissociating myself from the news part. I am annoyed at one specific person here, and it’s definitely not you…

  2. Zarathustra says:

    I happen to know that the author of the piece about whistleblowing in the NHS is furious about what was done

    I wasn’t “furious”. Just engaging in a minor quibble.

    • Andrew Hickey says:

      My apologies. I misinterpreted something my wife said about a private blog post I didn’t have access to.

    • Holly says:

      I did try to warn him! Really sorry I helped misrepresent you, especially as it was something you were clearly trying to keep away from being associated with that.

  3. Didn’t Christopher Hitchens complain in his book God is not Great that his name has been signed underneath articles that are more or less unidentifiable to him. Welcome to journalism…

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