Not forever I'm afraid, I hope, just for a short break to San Francisco. I have managed to time my trip to coincide with the political blogosphere trying to demonstrate that it can be every bit as petty as the 'Mainstream Media' but a little more personal. Funnily enough, those who want to partake in this ego-fest have the run of the nation's TV studios today.
So expect some more US focused stuff next week and by the time I get back I hope that this has all blown over. Because whatever the rights and wrongs of who said what to who and about who and sent whatever to whom there is a bigger picture here. Ranting and gossip is not going to attract a wider, serious audience to this medium which, in terms of reach, is very much in its infancy. Or maybe I'm wrong. Or perhaps this format is just gutter tabloid gossip on line. In which case, I'm in the wrong game. But I don't believe that's the case. We'll see.