This week the west bank of the Thames was witness to yet another of the Blogosphere's attempted character assassinations. It is believed that the revered leader of the Humafis group, the blind cleric Sheik Mohammed Blunkett, was intended to be the victim of what the government of Blogland admits is an official policy to stop those it says are attacking the freedom of its citizens to go about their daily lives in peace.

Anthony Cox, a senior figure in Blogland, widely known for his repeated public denials that the Bloggist Entity is in possession of Weapons of Mass Destruction, is thought to have been behind at least one of the most devastating attacks.

In his daily preaching yesterday, the Sheik denounced a conspiracy by the so-called liberati, a shadowy alliance of muesli-eating giant lizards believed by some to run the World's databanks.