Telegraph Blogs Is No More

Private Eye has been reporting the steady decline of the Telegraph for some time now, as more journalists are sacked and sections of the newspaper either closed down completely or seriously reduced. This has partly been to fund the pet projects of their ideas man, ‘Psycho’ Seiken, who’s keen on developing web content, but seems to know little and care less about actually running a newspaper. The closure of the Telegraph’s blogs appears to be part of this process.

Guy Debord's Cat

Telegraph blogs has been quiet for the last month or so and the silence has been eerie. For the last few weeks, the only blogs on the site were written by Dan Hannan, Judith Potts and Pete Wedderburn.  According to Hannan, Telegraph blogs will cease to exist. The blog site, which has become something of a magnet for racists, Kippers and assorted ethno-nationalists is moving to the paper’s comments section. The reason for the change isn’t clear. It would be tempting to suggest it’s because the blogs have acquired a reputation for being a toilet bear pit and the paper is embarrassed by the numbers of racists it attracts. However, the Cat thinks the reason is more pragmatic.

The Telegraph has been charging people to view its content for some time now and if you look at more than 20 articles a month, you have to pay…

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