But he wasn’t. There on the front page of the Evening Standard site (and apparently on page seven of hundreds of thousands of newspapers ﬂooding the capital) was the headline:‘“Soham Mob” security fears as website urges violence at murder case court.’
The story, by reporter Danielle Gusmaroli, began:
Police today threw a security cordon around Peterborough Crown Court amid fears that an angry mob might try to attack Soham murder suspect Ian Huntley. The discovery of an inflammatory website encouraging protesters to use ‘bricks, rocks and bottles’ prompted police to draft in 120 officers to guard the court’...
‘Congratulations, mate. You’re finally famous.’
‘Yeah, as a vigilante, Sam. I’m famous as a fictional vigilante. I’m like the Lone Ranger for idiot chavs.’
‘The Unsecured Loan Ranger.’
‘You’re not helping.’
‘The Purple Loans Ranger.’
‘Oh come on, you know what Oscar Wilde said about being talked about.’
‘Why am I spending two years in Reading jail when I’ve done nothing wrong?’
‘That’s fucking showbiz, man! No business like it. Good luck!’
If Jonathan Swift had made his Modest Proposal today, I'm sure it would have faced a takedown notice or two as well.
No need to create your own website, though. Just join a Facebook Group! ;)
My own website...
...was shut down by BT Internet for "inflamatory" (but 100% true) comments about my old employer. No court order, no telephone call, no letter, nothing. I just found out that my website had been closed down, my email access revoked. And the buggers are still charging me for internet access, 21 months on, and they haven't responded to my letters for a refund and apology. I have heard nothing from BT Internet, and this is after a letter to the chairman demanding an explanation.
Theres more on my own web page at http://www.paullee.com/computers/index.php - read the first bullet point and follow the link.
They don't understand human nature...
...because now I want to host a mirror, just to spite these nutters.