At the weekend they ran the piece Bercow defection is expected at time of maximum embarrassment based on nothing more than an anonymous briefing and with no attempt to get a statement from Bercow himself. Cue a massive round of attacks on Bercow, almost trying to drive him out of the party.
Then today a grovelling retraction was issued: John Bercow. Editor Tim Montgomerie states:
I now regret that post...But too often ConservativeHome can't decide if it is a newsource for party members or a viewsource. The result is that all too often too many in the party feel a need to pander to it.
Although ConservativeHome has published more than 3,500 posts over the last two years the post on Saturday is the first to cause me real regret.
I look forward to the launch of Platform 10 which should generate some competition and encourage better standards.