Cleggmania is facing its biggest backlash today, with right-wing British newspapers attacking Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg’s integrity. In response, Twitter users are adopting the hashtag #nickcleggsfault .
By lunch time in the UK, the topic was the third most popular in the entire world. However, what may well have started as an anti-Clegg movement, now appears to be shaping up as a satiric swipe at the British media’s cynical backlash against Clegg.
As Charles Arthur from The Guardian writes:
The rapid responses on Twitter indicate just how much shorter the feedback loop now is for the mainstream media and electors – and how dangerous it can be to attack politicians who are riding a wave of popularity.
Clegg is being blamed for everything
HazeW – my flipflops are hurting #nickcleggsfault
Armando Iannucci – Nick Clegg in Russian spells I am the Stalin Virus