Paul ‘Fangio’ Staines emerged from the weekend with booze on his breath and egg on his face after posting a poor item in poor taste, deleting it, and then compounding the error by defending himself anonymously. When commenting under his main ‘Guido Fawkes’ ID (i.e. when not pretending to be somebody else speaking for him), Paul also promised that the item would return “later as a longer piece”. (more)
We’re still waiting.
The deleted post used to be here:
Then, after weeks of groundlessly accusing Derek Draper of attempting to manipulate the blogosphere via anonymous comments (more), both Dale and Staines happily allowed themselves to be spoon-fed this series of ‘boom and bust’ quotes via… erm, someone attempting to manipulate the blogosphere via anonymous comments.
Shortly after this, Staines published a post that appeared to suggest that an embarrassed government had ‘disappeared’ the information in question and cast it into the memory hole. Because they’re fascists that can’t be trusted, obviously.
But Paul Staines can be trusted. Because when he found out that he got his wires crossed somewhere, he… erm… ‘disappeared’ the information and cast it into the memory hole.
Perhaps we can look forward to its return… “later as a longer piece”.
The deleted post used to be here:
3. Still, some good came of it all. I was so inspired by the ‘list of quotes’ technique used by their mysterious comment contributor that I decided to have a got at it myself this lunchtime with the help of a selective search in Google.
I recently blogged about Staines’ use of the word ‘chinky’, and a defence put forward by a semi-anonymous comment contributor here made it necessary, believe it or not, to point out that Staines also happily published the word ‘chink’. And not for the first time.
Here, for the doubters, is proof that the man is perfectly happy with the use of this word on his website as an ethnic slur; a list of uses of the word ‘chink’ under comments that Staines has allowed on his site this year…
Saturday, March 15, 2008: “We don’t criticise the chink dictatorship here…”
Tuesday, March 25, 2008: “some visiting gang of ancient, chink communist fellow torturers…”, “anti-Chink protest…” and “So I was allowed a visa to visit places that the smell of deadly pollution alone would make you want to throw-up your breakfast. Problem is some of the poor Chinks are so desperately poor, you worry they might eat it. NO JOKE.”
Wednesday, March 28, 2007: “If your [sic] thinking of battling the establishment media take heed of that Sun Tzu guy. The Chink who wrote ‘The Art of War’.”
Sunday, April 6, 2008: “chink body guards yellow runners and a black outer rim followed by how many riot vans?”
Monday, April 7, 2008: “Chink thugs”, “Chink Clink”, “We should thank the Chinks for helping us out with our problem…” and “…Rudd was effectively telling the Chinks to fuck right off.”
Saturday, April 12, 2008: “…the sight of the prime minister of the United Kingdom kow-towing to chink thugs in his own Downing Street frontyard…”
Thursday, June 19, 2008: “Just look at Jock Newsnight interviews, any responsible, sensible job is done by an English person, a Pole, or a Chink. Jock is like the native Fijian. Idle whining bastard, anyone can do the work as long as its not him, good for fuck all. Just like you. Jock, England’s burden.”
Tuesday, August 19, 2008: “Who gives a fuck if some c**t can run quicker than a Chink or a Yank.”
(Psst! Do keep in mind as you read all of this that it is very easy to lose control of a mob once you get one started.)
I have no doubt that Paul can somehow find a way to spin any or all this to his advantage; he excels at this craft that he claims to despise.