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Council live-blogging, explained

A sad, sad day for satire.


Sigh: I have to explain myself. That's never an enjoyable task, but it takes on an added degree of annoyance when it doubles up as having to explain satire. Kind of destroys the whole point of it.

But, alas, it's come to this because I find the very success of my live-blogging of council meetings has attracted an audience that, in part, doesn't understand it, or overly analyzes it or just completely misses the point.

To back up: I've been covering municipal governments as a reporter for my entire career, in dozens of cities in two countries. Up until a few years ago, that consisted mostly of sitting in meetings, reviewing documents, interviewing people and writing up short articles after the fact. The life of a reporter.

But then came Twitter.

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