Why are right-wingers so dominant in the UK blogosphere? Right-of-centre sites like Iain Dale's Diary, ConservativeHome and Guido Fawkes consistently leave their left-wing counterparts trailing in both pageviews and political influence. Contrast that with the US, where sites like Daily Kos, MyDD, Talking Points Memo and the Huffington Post set the political agenda and dominate the conversation.
For some time, frustrated left-wing bloggers have kicked around the idea of forming a (modestly termed) 'super-blog' to rival the success of the conservative blogosphere. Sunny Hundal of Pickled Politics has been among the more vocal, and today he launched liberalconspiracy.org along with dozens of other liberal bloggers
He hopes it will become 'the hub' of a revitalised left-wing blogosphere. So what are its chances and why does the liberal-left blogosphere need a 'kick in the pants' in the first place? Here's Eddie talking to Sunny, as broadcast on the PM programme today.
Guido Fawkes is one of the most well-known bloggers on the right, and his
blog is a Westminster must-read. So what does he make of the launch?