You would have to be inhabiting a different blogosphere not to have noticed the frenzied excitement on anti-Labour blogs (ie most of them!) in relation to a speech made by MEP Daniel Hannan to the European Parliament.
Of course, only hardcore Brownites would deny that Mr Hannan's speech was a robust, effective and substantive demolition of the prime minister and his economic policies. And that's not to say that the substance of the speech is entirely beyond criticism.
However, Mr Hannan didn't really say anything that hasn't been said before, as he himself says, so why the blogosphere consternation that his speech received little coverage in the MSM?
Perhaps the explanation is that the adulation afforded to Mr Hannan wasn't based on substance at all; it has arisen because of the particular circumstances of the speech, in particular that Gordon Brown was present in the Parliament when the dressing down was delivered, which clearly appeals to the more ad hominem nature of much of the criticism directed towards the prime minister.
By the same token, blogger extraordinaire Iain Dale describes as "woeful" an interview given by treasury minister Angela Eagle on the BBC's Newsnight, claiming that she "crashed and burned". Ms Eagle did indeed completely avoid Jeremy Paxman's persistent questioning about the governor of the Bank of England's caution regarding another fiscal stimulus, but isn't this what politicians of all parties are particularly adept at? It was little more than the usual Paxo v politician scenario of irresistible force meets immovable object, and Ms Eagle acquitted herself well in the 'answer any question but the one asked' stakes!
Of course, it was the substantive development of the governor's warning that the MSM concentrated on yesterday - The Times carried a rare double-length leader, for example - rather than the political theatre of the Hannan speech.