Saturday, February 21, 2009


Crikey's version of Blair/Bolt Watch puts the two journalists in the interesting position where they can either ignore the sniping and thus be accused of hiding, or responding, thereby giving the PPers existence-sustaining traffic. For example, it must be difficult for Blair and Bolt to know what to do in relation to this post from Scott Bridges which morphs the following announcement from Bolt (my bold):
We have detected in past two days a number of new readers - or old readers using new fake names - posing as racists and claiming to be my keenest supporters.
Into this:
Announce that regular commenters at your blog have had their names stolen by trolls, with racist comments posted in those names.
Now maybe Bolt says somewhere in the thread that racist comments were posted using the stolen names of existing commenters but, if so, I didn't see it. Anyway, existing readers known to be Bolt supports making racist comments and new commenters making racist comments are very different.

It seems to me that Bridge's post is blatantly dishonest and that this destroys his credibility as someone tasked with exposing the "intellectual dishonesty" of others.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

What I don't understand is why Bolt posts racist comments in the first place. If his blog was moderated sensibly, then there would be no possible conspiracy in the fist place.

12:43 PM  

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