I have to say that Mutantblog is usually second to no-one in its admiration for Melanie Phillips. The fact that despite the sheer bonkersness of her opinions being matched only by the forthrightness with which she delivers them she manages to command such a high profile in the MSM – columns in the Mail and the Spectator, a regular on Moral Maze and Question Time etc. etc. is truly remarkable. And let’s face it, she is always entertaining – she is the right winger us lefties truly love to hate and if she didn’t exist we would have to invent her.
And of course there’s her blog on the Spectator website. For those of you who are fans of “Mad Mel” from her newspaper columns and TV appearances but haven’t yet stumbled on her blog the estimable Matthew Norman puts it perfectly
Imagine the rapture of the art-lover who goes to an imaginary gallery containing the life works of Van Gogh, and while standing in front of his Sunflowers is approached by a curator whispering: “I never told you this, but if you nip up that staircase and turn left, you’ll find the secret room with all the paintings Vincent thought too good for general consumption.”
Imagine this, and you get a sense of the treasure trove that is the website of Melanie Phillips.
Now like many of us Mel is avidly following the Americal presidential contest and I think it’s fair to say that a careful reading between the lines reveals she is not a fan of Obama. Pieces entitled “Fraud we can believe in” and, even better, “Stasi tactics from Camp Obama” give the general impression. Her recent effort “Is America really going to do this?” takes the biscuit though. Continue reading