"The mainstream media has indulged in orgy of self analysis this week after top blogger Guido Fawkes revealed the identity of a female Labour MP said to have had an affair with our beloved deputy Prime Minister," notes Iain Dale in this morning's podcast for Channel 4 News Radio's The Morning Report.
"For the first time the new Labour spin machine has been directed at bloggers trying to undermine us, pretending that our strings have been pulled by others - and questioning our sources.
"Even John Prescott himself has got in on the act, slagging me off on Radio 4's Today Programme, pretending he didn't know what blogging was. Funny how he had his own blog during the election. Don't tell me he didn't write it himself."
You can hear Iain Dale's weekly podcast every Wednesday on The Morning Report from Channel 4 News Radio.