It's late, I'm in a hurry, but I thought I'd get this question out.
Ruth Kelly's leaked resignation - leaked it seems by a pissed bag-carrier at Labour Conference. Similarly, a few days earlier, David Milliband was overheard saying something that confirmed that he may be harbouring leadership ambitions, and it was gleefully reported as the day's big story.
Now, I've been to dozens of party conferences, and heard a fair few rumours and indiscretions. And maybe these ones here were more verifiable, but I do think that there has been a change up. In the past, hacks would have asked if they could use the stories, or would have tried to corroborate before using them.
Now, do they ask themselves this: If I don't run with this, a bloody blogger will?
Has this really changed?