It's the blogs what won it
Number Ten Watch
Recently, our Great Comrade/Leader/Fuhrer/Generalissimo Blair has been on holiday in Barbados at Cliff Richard's pad. This was supposed to be a secret...The original media blackout was led by Blair's director of communications, David Hill. It was not a D-Notice as some said. That would have taken legal action, while instead the ban was enforced by an e-mail sent by Hill to all corners of the media, newspaper editors, radio stations, TV et cetera....Of course the blogosphere had already revealed the location..
This whole episode really does display the timidity of the mainstream media, more interested in striking deals with the political Establishment rather than interrogating and attacking it.