Draper would have none of it. In its place, he called for a journalism of the personal and the revelatory: a style that would have as its object the unveiling of the personalities and private behaviour of the men and women in politics and in other areas of public life, so that we, the public, could judge their characters. These, he said, were more important and interesting to most people than a series of tedious programmes and policies, and were also a better way of judging a present or prospective government.
The "politics of personal destruction" as it's called in the US has really snapped back at efforts by those in the Labour Party to give it a try.
But the home of such personal politics remains a specialty of the right wing blogs. Not uniquely so, but mostly so.