It's official: His Grace is right
If the eminent and learned Dr Richard North says so, then it must be so. He observes:
Interestingly, Blogger now offers page statistics to its bloggers (whether you ask for them or not) and it insists that EU Ref is getting 350,000 (or better) page views a month. Without Brogan and his vapid little mates in the clogosphere linking to us, therefore, we are doing about four million page impressions a year, access which "they" can't and don't control.The Black Dog appears to be ubiquitous. But, as Dr North exhorts, we must remind ourselves that 'we are having an impact': it is just sometimes so nuanced as to be indiscernible.
Add the more restrained and mellifluous voices such as Cranmer and we have a considerable reach, all the more influential because – unlike that idiot Brogan – we actually know what we're talking about (still more reason for them to ignore us).
At times of deep depression, which is increasingly common, we need to remind ourselves that we are having an impact. The moronic tendency is not having its all its own way. As long as there are Cranmers in this world to correct fools like Brogan (did I say the man's an idiot?) then things aren't all bad. We still have to suffer the fools, but we no longer have to suffer them in silence.