Dale and Alibhai-Brown on blogging

The BBC program Sunday AM features a report on UK political blogs (starting at 28:20), followed by a discussion with the Tory blogger Iain Dale and The Independent columnist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown.

So why does the rightwing Dale defend the messy but essentially democratic and egalitarian nature of the blogosphere while the ostensibly leftwing Alibhai-Brown sniffishly compares bloggers to “bores in bars”?

(Hat tip: Mike in the comments.)