Be grown-up. Restore and respect Standards and the very idea of Standards - and then take the political hits you deserve when you fall below them.
And help the media grow up too, by not sitting senior journalists in a high chair and feeding them mush.
And secondly, from the post "Who Dominates The UK Blogosphere?", a post that arose due the attempted spin and excuses for the reasons why Smeargate happened at all i.e. as a counterbalance to a [wrongly as it turns out] perceived rightwing dominance of political blogosphere.
"So what in fact is striking about the Labour/McBride fiasco is that it was based on seriously incompetent analysis combined with vanity - an attempt in a crass top-down way to set up and control some sort of Leftist Guido lookalike, merely because Guido had been rooting out some painful stories about Labour machinations which otherwise might have been kept away from public scrutiny.
Why on earth did they think that this was necessary/desirable - and could work?"Indeed, well said Charles...and careful with that addiction (WWW) !