It seems I’ve hit a sore spot with David Farrar over the business of death threats to Sue Bradford. He’s now claiming I’ve dived for the gutter. At the risk of starting a flame war I’d like to point out that if I was aiming for the gutter I’d turn up in the comments section of his blog.
Because despite his protestations he quite clearly facilitates the kind of thuggery that leads to this kind of threat.
Here, for example, are three comments made about Bradford on Kiwiblog yesterday:
Somebody needs to check the authenticity of these death threats against Comrade Bradford, I would not put it past the maggot to make them up in an attempt to gain the sympathy vote for her anti smacking bill.
Oasis split up, Kennnedy’s buried and Bwadford’s in (unjustified) fear of her life. It’s been a good week so far.
Being called a nasty piece of work by Supreme Whore Commissar Bwadford sounds like an honour.
You’ll note that none of them have attracted any comment from Farrar but I can tell you that if anything like that was written here about anyone (from the left, right or whatever) the comment would be deleted and the poster would be banned.
But not at Kiwiblog.
I’m sure David will say he’s too busy to read all comments but I’ve noticed every comment that is critical of him personally gets answered so I doubt that’s true.
Rather than provide a space for this bile to self-validate, David should (as I said in my last post) condemn it. He’s got the ear of these thugs and he should let them know their behaviour is unacceptable. They won’t listen to the Standard but they might listen to him.
But instead he writes a post in which he downplays the threats (what else could “While I am not sure I would classify the tweet as a literal death threat” be interpreted as?), remarks upon helping the police with a death threat made on his blog (I should bloody well hope he would!) and then spends the rest of the post engaging in a hysterical attack on me for being mean to him.
Nice one David, you seem to think personal responsibility is only for other people. How about you take some yourself and clean up that breeding ground for hate you call a blog?