Thursday, August 06, 2009


PP boy Jeremy in a post titled "Remember when journalists gave subjects an opportunity to respond to allegations before publication?":
I may have learned some bad habits from the example set by the previous “journalists” we were watching. Also, it hadn’t clicked that, unlike when I was just some guy with a blog, I can now actually ring the subject of a piece and say “it’s Jeremy from Crikey” and they’ll answer the phone.

Anyway - I’ll ring next time.

Unfortunately for Jeremy he couldn't be bothered doing any research before posting this:
Kyle Sandilands may have been one of the most repulsively cruel broadcasters in recent memory, but that doesn’t justify News Ltd tracking down and publishing the private financial arrangements between him and his banks. This is indefensible, and whoever leaked that material may be in a great deal of trouble under the Privacy Act...
When Jeremy's unsubstantiated breach of privacy allegation is challenged he goes all defensive:
That’s an interesting point, and of course I have no idea if Sandilands did purchase those things through his company rather than personally.
Perhaps he should, as he promised he would, check things out before he posts. Nah, that requires way too much effort -- it's much easier to remain clueless.

Update: Jeremy refuses to accept responsibility for incorrectly terming Sandilands' former sponsors "Quislings":
Who knew Quisling was actually the name of a real person?

(Resolves to throw away the Paul Keating insult dictionary.)
Yep, it's totally unreasonsable to expect a professional political blogger to know obscure stuff like that.

Update II: Online vigilante Jeremy publishes the personal details of a parking officer -- a “miserable bastard”, a “vindictive twerp”, a “petty tyrant”, a “prick” and an “arsehole” -- who was just doing his job.


Anonymous J F Beck said...

The bogus comment above plus more than 30 from "Iain Hall" appeared at this site today. Oh well, the Grodsters need somewhere to play.

8:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Publish the IP's, perhaps,along with the out of line comments.

9:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the way that Jeremy makes a complete fool of himself, refuses to admit that he did so, and then his supporters attempt to derail your blog pointing it out. Nice. Thing is, I'm pretty sure Jeremy wouldn't want those idiots doing this and probably feels embarassed about their attempts to support him.

10:32 AM  
Anonymous Iain Hall said...

Jeremy is a naive young chap who does not know much at all, like most latte sippers he is all too keen to drive a snazzy new Prius rather than hop into a home made sports car like the one I have built in my house (which I own outright) on the Glass House Mountain. If only Jeremy knew the true feeling of a gearstick you have made yourself.

4:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the way it all comes down to Iain Hall for these idiots. Lattecat

5:47 PM  
Anonymous J F Beck said...

The 4:20 comment is from a pretend Iain Hall.

11:20 PM  
Anonymous Iain Hall said...

The 11:20 comment is from a pretend human.

7:52 PM  

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