Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Bloggerheads: Iain Dale is a lying liar.

Update

Iain Dale is a liar!

Iain is having a "rare" night off tonight so it looks like an apology is not imminent.

It would be churlish to speculate as to whether he's preparing the full apology or the already overused victim card. Decisions, decisions...

8 comments:

blin said...
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CuriousHamster said...

Spamming to promote a non-valid URL really is bizarre. That amused me so much, I nearly didn't delete it. But spam is spam.

Bill said...

I want to record, in view of our interesting recent discussion, that I have just watched the whole recording with Iain Dale and guests and he did indeed say what he is reported to have said and what he is reported to have denied having said. i will be interested to see how this develops in coming days - although I won't be 'banging on' about it, of course ;)

CuriousHamster said...

It will indeed.

I'll also state for the record that I had no idea that this was coming.

Alas, I'll probably continue to bang on about it, especially if he doesn't apologise. Banging on about stuff is the reason I started blogging in the first place. :o)

Paul said...

Isn't this all a row about nothing?

CuriousHamster said...

paul, I don't think it is a row about nothing.

Iain insulted Tim on 18 Tory Street and then point-blank lied about it when challenged. And there's been no apology and no withdrawal of the spurious accusation. Tim has an online reputation and Iain has attempted to damage it with an unjustifiable smear. He's been caught bang to rights but he refuses to even acknowledge it, never mind offer an apology. Instead, he's doing everything he can to hide the truth of what he's done from his readers.

This ties into the wider point. I'm all for the free flow of information and ideas. It's another reasons why I started blogging. I'm not all for the right to gratuitously smear/insult/rubbish people who ask awkward questions. The latter, it seems to me, damages the ability of the blo****ere to do the former.

Paul said...

nothing - nihilism. It was a joke. It won't win the Perrier award I admit; just an attempt to lighten the mood.
I hate emoticons

CuriousHamster said...

Drat. T'was too subtle for the likes of me.