Monday, July 06, 2009


David Penberthy compares The Punch's numbers to Crikey's and thanks the lefties for a traffic-boosting link. PP boy Scott Bridges responds by screaming BLOGWAR!. Unfortunately for Crikey's hit count, Penberthy has so far ignored the gauntlet thrown down by Bridges.

Crikey has allowed Bridges to transfer his ongoing spats with bloggers Iain Hall and Leon Bertrand from Grods obscurity to Pure Poison quasi-mainstream respectability, however. Here Bridges refers to Bertrand as a"bozo" and Hall a "halfwit". Bridges, over-sized ego on display, reckons Hall should be glad for the link:
Anyway, I thought you might like the traffic last Thursday. I’m a nice guy like that.
Pure Poison has now moved from debunking intellectual dishonesty to personal attacks on rivals. The Grodsification of PP continues. The infamous Blair and Bolt incidents taught them nothing.

Update: Perhaps Iain Hall can enlighten us as to how much traffic the mighty PP sent his way.

Update II: Hall says he received seven hits from the Crikey link. Jeez, I am envious.


Anonymous Toaf said...

I love the indignation about personal attacks. Just now I logged into two blogs - yours and Leon's - only to find Bridges' mugshot at the top of each. Seriously, fellas.

6:35 PM  
Anonymous J F Beck said...

Really Toaf, you're going to have to do better than that; what indignation, exactly? As for the separated at birth post, I stole the concept from Bridges himself.

6:43 PM  
Anonymous J F Beck said...

Toaf, it's pretty damn lame for Bridges to use PP as a venue for calling people names in pursuit of an ongoing battle of the Titan, so to speak.

6:54 PM  
Anonymous Bridgit Gread said...

Toaf, I think Beck is a wee bit jealous that Hall and Bertrand got a mention in the Crikey piece but he missed out. Hence the hissy fit followed by the subsequent picture-post.

Never mind Becky, there's always next month.

8:06 PM  
Anonymous Bridgit Gread said...

BTW, Iain doesn't need any boost in traffic - he gets plenty from 'Shawn', 'David' and 'Alan'. It's a regular chamber of philosopher-kings.

8:08 PM  
Anonymous J F Beck said...

Bridgit, I'm guessing the PP link didn't do much for Hall's numbers.

8:15 PM  
Anonymous niceperson said...

Bridgit, I'm guessing the PP link didn't do much for Hall's numbers.

I may loathe the politics of, Sear, Everett, Bridge and Greed, but at least they are worthy of some measure of respect because they do have a political opinion and argue from honestly held beliefs . But what do you have? What do you believe in apart from a persistent and petulant desire to harrass me? Nothing, nowt, nada as far as anyone can see. But bullies are nearly always actually very sad empty individuals who mask their social inadequacies through their brutish behaviours and you clearly conform to the phenotype 110%

8:21 PM  
Anonymous Heterdox Bridgit said...

Wise words indeed.

8:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

grodsify - verb, meaning to turn lead into shit

9:19 PM  
Anonymous niceperson said...

You will be pursued wherever you go using this blogging identity and when your real identity is discovered, as it will be, you will be named and shamed

9:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, iain you are right. That was a nasty bullying effort from Scott. If BG had the guts to think for herself, she'd realise that there is a major difference between being moral and using Crikey as a bully pulpit to score jabs against people who have the temerity to disagree with Scott. And then look at Scott squirm when he is called on it. LC

5:00 AM  
Anonymous ARIII said...

Who the heck is 'niceperson' and who is their beef with?

7:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Idgit 7:41 am says;
"I don't instruct Scott or anyone else on how or what to write."

I would agree there and point out that she's not denied that they instruct her, because clearly she's the designated defender of the grods here.

8:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bridgit is Jeremy's gopher.

10:04 AM  
Anonymous Lattecat said...

What is it with the left and gay jokes? For people who are supposed to be progressive, a lot of the Grods crowd and their hangerons sure are homophobic and regressive (at least when they get to post under assumed names and think they can get away with it).

10:11 AM  
Anonymous Royston said...

Lattecat, where was the joke? I seriously think you and Iain Hall have a thing going on. Man Im happy for you guys but I think you should know, Iain is married, you shouldnt cut Mrs Halls lunch. Especially while shes at work.

10:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every day, Idjit. You're here every day.

11:08 AM  
Anonymous Bridgit Gread said...

So what did those bullets sound like anyway? You know, the ones flying over your head?

12:04 PM  
Anonymous niceperson said...

Really it seems like the ideologues in power in the UK won’t be happy until “Buggery 101” is a compulsory subject in all of the schools

12:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is David Tan?

12:53 PM  
Anonymous Iain Hall said...

You are lying still Brigit, produce the emails in question or recant. Its as simple as that.

1:38 PM  
Anonymous Bridgit Gread said...

I recant. I confess to being a compulsive liar and root rat.

2:01 PM  
Anonymous niceperson said...

Anyone who cares to look before this page disappears will see that any post to which I contributed comments at the very least made the readers here actually have to explore the bassis for their position on any a particular issue

2:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bridgit became quite fixated with Ian at one point.

2:46 PM  
Anonymous niceperson said...

Iain, if you weren't pretending to be a housewife, why did you send an email to one David Tan, clarifying for him that you were not, in fact, a housewife?

3:51 PM  
Anonymous J F Beck said...

I hear you. Bridgit just can't resist having a go at Hall whenever she can. I just assumed that she and her cronies would have run out steam by now. Since they haven't I'll have to start deleting their off topic comments. I mean, endlessly reading boo hoo hoos about who's done what to whom is excruciatingly boring.

8:57 PM  
Anonymous Iain Hall said...

Better yet lets look at the comments policy of the Pee Pee boys, Hmm that is a real bastion of free speech... not.

9:28 AM  

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