Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sockpuppet worn

Cluey readers will recognise the title of this post as the same as that of the infamous 1 March 2009 Ant Rogenous authored, and quickly flushed, Pure Poison post accusing Tim Blair of sockpuppetry. My choice of that title for this post will soon become obvious.

Just to refresh everyone's memory, and bring the uninitiated up to speed, the pseudonymous Rogenous (somewhat ironically) accused Tim Blair of posting at his and other sites using a pseudonym. Rogenous also had suspicions about Blair's possible involvement in "all those other creepy anonymous comments at [Beck's] blog":
How many of them has Blair authored? Clearly he can't be trusted where handles are concerned.
The PP boyz were initially ecstatic that their behind the scenes sleuthing had "caught Blair out" but their joy soon turned to panic when it became apparent they had way overplayed their hand.

Anyway, it now looks like PP boy Jeremy Sear has been caught sockpuppeting, anonymously commenting here in support of himself:
Why is this site so obsessed with this Sear guy? Three Sear-devoted posts in three days? A minute by minute breakdown of a podcast?

Did he reject your advances or something? [What's with the homosexuality allusion" Is it meant to be an insult? - Ed.]

No, seriously, I thought he was just some blogging lawyer but from your coverage he and Loewenstein must be a lot more important in Australia than I'd assumed.

Anyway, good to find this site. Keep up the good work!
Can I prove Sear lodged that comment? No. Was it Sear? Almost certainly.

Here's the almost proof: at the time that comment was lodged, someone using Sear's personal Wordpress blog was the only person recorded as logged in to this site:

The comment was lodged at 7:44am Melbourne time, with the log in above commencing at 7:23:30am and lasting for 22 minutes and 36 seconds.

As you can see, it's a virtual certainty that Jeremy lodged that comment. But why would Jeremy lodge such a comment anonymously? Well, those who know Jeremy know that he's especially thin-skinned and glass-jawed and knew he'd be ridiculed forever had he commented here with the same old Jeremy lameness. Also, Jeremy refuses to mention me by name or refer to my blog so it would be mighty embarrassing to admit that he not only reads my posts but comments.

In the cosmic scheme of things this "anonymous" comment is of no importance whatsoever. If it was Jeremy's comment and he's too cowardly to own up to it, it does yet again reveal a lot about the Left's values and priorities, however.

Update Jeremy's latest post titled Me, elsewhere fails to mention his appearance here. He's ever so modest.

Update II Since Jeremy has gone mute, here are the particulars of whoever it was visited RWDB via his personal blog's admin page.


Anonymous spot said...

From the Wordpress Admin "Stats" page, you can click over to check out any other sites/pages which have linked to your Wordpress blog.

If anonymouslefty's wp-admin/index.php?page=stats URL was the referrer to this site, it had to have come from someone (not necessary Jeremy I guess, depending on who else he's given rights to) with admin access to the anonymouslefty wordpress blog.

Someone with access to the innards of Jeremy's blog appears to have been playing silly buggers, in any case. "Good to find this site!" indeed - such serendipity! It looks like they "found" it via Jeremy's own "who's linked to this blog" admin feature.

Ah, well. They're likely all getting bored and squirrely over there waiting on Bolt to come back from holidays. Poor little buggers.

4:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good catch. What a scumbag he is. He'd make the perfect greens candidate.

Total mediocre, not very bright, economic illiterate, self deceptive and a complete prick.

8:15 PM  
Anonymous Chistery said...

I think "Sookpuppet Worn" would have been a more appropriate blog post title.

8:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jeremy claims at his twitter thing that "obsessive stalkers" are great for website hits and "financially rewarding".

He'll be buying a house any day now with all of his stalker money. And a lovely gilded wedding tarpaulin for Kedgie.

8:09 AM  
Anonymous spot said...

"Jeremy claims at his twitter thing that 'obsessive stalkers' are great for website hits and 'financially rewarding'." ...

Bolt, Blair, and anyone associated with Murdoch up to and including The Man himself could claim the same thing about Jeremy's endeavours over the past several years.

Today's Australia Day brekkie comes with a free side of barbecued Irony.

8:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rogenous was a foul mouthed, nasty person. No doubt he is still floating around the internet, with a new handle and a chastened attitude since his shaming at the hands of Tim Blair. How that incident must have burned. I recall the ever so correctly worded note of retraction that appeared afterwards, repudiating every thing that had been written.

Rogenous and Sear, you are as great a pair of buffoons as have ever graced the internet.

10:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has Sear actually sued anyone, ever?

10:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jezza confesses on Twitter: "I should probably stop poking at them ..."

1:12 PM  
Blogger Minicapt said...

"Has Sear actually sued anyone, ever?"

Perhaps he has been unable to find a legally qualified person with sufficient competence to represent him.


1:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So commenting anonymously is 'sockpuppeting' now.

No wonder all the Anonymouses on this blog are appalled.

3:20 PM  
Anonymous Dan Lewis said...

So can we assume from this he is also defending Loewenstein?

What a lousy horse to hitch your wagon to...

3:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jeremy Searpuppet sure has been piling on thr tweets since his outbursts against the "stalkers".

It's almost like hes trying to hide them.

The funny thing is, if someone mentions this at PP, Jeremy will not publish it. Which means he will be censoring his own words.

He's built a trap for himself.

11:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

'So commenting anonymously is 'sockpuppeting' now.'


Nice try.

5:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I disagree. Sear has a blogger ID. The purpose of posting what he did was to create a false impression that Sear was someone else and that Sear has more support than he actually does. That would fit within the definition of sockpuppetry.

8:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seeing that the PP Boyz thought it was newsworthy when they suspected someone else was sockpuppeting, how can they ignore the issue when one of their own has been busted?

Live by the sock, die by the sock I say.

8:44 AM  
Anonymous Adrian of Adelaide said...

'Live by the sock, die by the sock I say'.

That's a good one - still laughing (no sarc).

11:40 AM  

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