PCC ‘in league with terrorists’ outrage shock exclusive

Posted by Tim Ireland at February 6, 2009

Category: Old Media, Rupert 'The Evil One' Murdoch, The Political Weblog Movement

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Hi folks! Regulars at Bloggerheads will know by now that I’m simply fascinated by the craft of sock-puppetry, and I have a cracker of a sock-puppet to show you.

[Note – If this is of little to no interest to you, then I invite you to instead enjoy the exciting events currently unfolding over at the Bad Science weblog; copyright claims are being used to dodge scrutiny. Hat-tip to Thomas for the heads-up.]

So far, an unknown number of anonymous web users operating primarily via the Lionheart weblog have been attempting to muddy the waters on the Glen Jenvey affair by claiming that the website hosted at Ummah.com is a terrorist/fundamentalist/extremist hive, hostel, hotbed, and what have you, as Jenvey himself was busy claiming after posing as an extremist on that website and passing off his planted comments as genuine.

I encountered a fresh pro-Jenvey sock-puppet this morning when I saw it being used to remove the following text from the Wikipedia entry for Glen Jenvey:


Jenvey has been accused of falsifying evidence of Islamist threats. On 7 January 2009 the UK tabloid newspaper The Sun ran an exclusive front page story claiming that participants in a discussion on Ummah.com, a British Muslim internet forum, had made a “hate hit list” of British Jews to be targeted by extremists over the 2008-2009 Israel-Gaza conflict. Jenvey was quoted in the article as an anti-terror expert, stating, “Those listed [on the forum] should treat it very seriously. Expect a hate campaign and intimidation by 20 or 30 thugs.”

The UK magazine Private Eye discovered that Jenvey, posting to the forum under the pseudonym “Abuislam”, was the only forum member promoting a hate campaign, while other members promoted peaceful advocacy. The story has since been removed from The Sun’s website following complaints to the UK’s Press Complaints Commission.[5][6]

The name of the profile used for the removal of this text is PCCLIES, and as that name suggests, the person behind it seeks to clear Jenvey’s name not only by hurling accusations at his accusers, but also by hurling accusations at the industry body currently investigating their accusations.

Clear so far? Good.

I’ve saved a screen capture of three of the main edits of five used to make this latest accusation, and you can follow those edits yourself in this order – 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 – but I thought you might like to see what the final accusation would look like if it had been written in red crayon:

Tch. What is it about Jenvey’s many anonymous supporters than their uniform difficulty with spelling and apostrophes?

[Psst! I know the claim about Private Eye discovering the Jenvey/Abuislam link is highly questionable, but there’s not a lot I can do about it until Private Eye admits in print that perhaps the anonymous tipster they’ve claimed elsewhere as their source obtained their information by the novel means of reading my website. There’s also the small matter of one of Private Eye’s own people emailing me and seeking help with the story prior to their publication, a hitherto-unpublished fact that I’m far more inclined to go public with now that I’ve emailed them about this and not had so much as the courtesy of a reply. Anyway, the short version is this is the way Wikipedia works, and not a lot can be done about it until the peeps at Private Eye decide to be a little more reasonable. Please do not try to correct this anomaly via Wikipedia, no matter how unfair it may seem.]


  1. Ummah says

    PCCLies = Glen JenveyNotice how on one of his entries"There are call's for their funding to be"NOTE the 's in CallNow take a post from Ummah Forum done by saddam01 who is Glen Jenvey on Ummah Forum as confirmed by the Modshttp://www.ummah.net/forum/showthread.php?t=15074and spot how many 's you can find thereLOL

  2. Manic says

    "PCCLies = Glen Jenvey"I think you might just be right, but sometimes it's much more fun giving people like this the benefit of the doubt far beyond the point where they deserve it.

  3. mikkimoose says

    I would suggest that somebody reports PCCLies here as a sockpuppet of Glenjenvey (who is an existing user http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributionhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:SPI(Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations)They can investigate whether the users appear to be the same person (but cannot prove that they are NOT).

  4. Ummah says

    One more for the record which nails Jenvey to abuislamhttp://www.ummah.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2996454…"Target them with Demo's out-side their Home's and Business hit and run demo's "Count the 's;-)

  5. Bartholomew says

    I've also heard it said that Jenvey is dyslexic. More details here:http://barthsnotes.wordpress.com/2009/02/08/abuis

  6. Ummah says

    Nice find @ Bartholomew – I cant believe that the wikipedia entry was edited by which I would probably guess was Jenvey himself.I suggest Glen should shut up – him trying to defend himself he is just digging a deeper hole for himself!

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