Sunday, 24 January 2010

Telegraph goes loopy

this is what they had to say to martinsnottheone when he tried to comment on the Salter Telegraph blog. I reproduce it just as it appears there.

The man who said “There is no prospect of my ever blogging. What little I have seen of the blogsphere, it seems to me to be the last refuge for tragic insomniacs who lack social skills.”

So guess what, he has started blogging! You can see it here http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/author/msalter/

Unfortunately they wont let me comment, so much for openness! The editor says ”Let’s just clear something up. You can be as aggressive as you like towards Martin Salter in attacking his views, his record, his party, his support for the Government. What you can’t do is engage in personal abuse of *any* Telege personal dishonesty to him or her. This policy is going to be enforced strictly across the site. Get used to it.

There are specific legal issues relating to the poster called martinsnottheone, who is concealing his/her identity, but is engaged in a long-term personal campaign against Mr Salter which involves making many defamatory statements. We face legal action if we allow this person to use Telegraph blogs as an anonymous platform for this campaign.”
Martin got 3 previous version of this blog deleted, so scared is he of my opinions. So it isn’t a surprise that he is also scared of my comments. The surprise is that the Telegraph are going along with this.
Anyway, if this blog really contains actionablematerial, then why hasn’t Martin asked for its removal?

4 comments:

digitaltoast said...

Surely that's not the same rabidly anti fox hunting Martin Salter as the one holding a shot pheasant or who is a keen angler?

Or perhaps it's just his salter-ego?

Talking of which, where was Salter when the icy roads needed him? Probably hanging out with Gary Gritter or Sister Sledge.

Anonymous said...

Nice photo of our working class hero on a pheasant shoot.

Tory fox hunting bad, Labour pheasant hunting good - have I got it right ?

Still, I wonder if he's a pheasant plucker ?

Anonymous said...

No, he was driving a gritting lorry which was flashing its yellow lights but not dropping any grit. I saw it in Reading East, so it must have been him.

St Martin S, Reading said...

I don't know why people think it's amusing to impersonate high-profile politicians on blogs.