Labour MP Paul Flynn, a member of the Commons public administration committee… “The blogosphere is not an area that is open to sensible debate; it is dominated by the obsessed and the fanatical…”
He was talking about government proposals to allow debate in Parliament of online petitions. He’s probably not one of this blog’s 60,000 visitors. That said, he makes a good point. Full, unabridged quotation in this article on the BBC website.