Conservative Party Press Office doesn’t get blogging

A quite remarkable account over at Tory-Politico of the Conservative Party Press Office’s unwillingness to provide basic information – a copy of a public letter to Gordon Brown from David Cameron – to a blogger:

Bloggers don’t count as media so I can’t send it to you.

And in answer to the blogger’s request to be added to the distribution list for future news releases:


It’s well worth reading the whole exchange as a lesson in how not to handle bloggers (or indeed anyone asking for information – would it really have killed them to email a copy of a public letter to someone who has rung in?).


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