Jeremy justifies his Bolt-Blair obsession:
We only write about tim and Andy’s published work because they’re columnists whose vicious efforts to poison public discussion in this country are sufficiently prominent – in the tabloids, on news.com.au, on the television – that they really need some kind of public response.Ironically, the above is in an update to a post noting Blair viciously poisoning public discussion in making fun of spelling errors by assorted Crikey bloggers.
What Jeremy's really after is recognition: he wants Bolt and Blair -- but especially Bolt -- to legitimise his obsession by engaging in debate. Exactly how this should happens is unclear; Jeremy presumably wants Bolt to post responses to Pure Poison's critiques.
Perhaps Jeremy, whose public writings show he pretty much regards Bolt as journalistic scum, should get on the phone -- “it’s Jeremy from Crikey” -- to explain to Bolt he's doing the wrong thing in avoiding debate. In any event, Jeremy shouldn't complain; he's reaching a mass audience via his popular Crikey site.
Update: On questioning Pure Poison's deviation from its stated goal -- “exposing intellectual dishonesty in the mainstream media” -- commenter Pedro is called a troll and told to piss off with his discussion derailing comments. An earlier totally irrelevant comment from PP-pal John Surname drew no reaction from PP moderators, however. Imagine Bolt trying to "debate" these clowns.