Sunday, 25 March 2012
Was this the real Iain Dale, the urbane Sky Talking Head?
So, concerned for the fate of WesthamtillIdie and all the fans of the Claret and Blue Tory boy's ramblings, I ran a post yesterday based on information left on this site, offering to act as an intermediary between Dale and a rogue who claimed to have acquired the domain address. Before doing so, I tried to access Dale's site and found myself referred to a site selling domain names, which seemed to verify the claim of the anonymous poster.
Now, according to Iain the claim was untrue. Fair enough, all that was needed was an email to that effect, or a posted comment. Instead, the Sky Talking Head, or somebody using Iain's ID which links to his blogs, became utterly abusive. I carry the comment below:
"You really are a sad little fcuk*, aren't you? As well as a liar.
Seeing as my domain doesn't expire till 2014 it would be a bit difficult for someone else to get it. A cursory check would have told you that.
So continue w*nking* yourself crazy whilst imagining something you'd like to happen.
Truth is that for the second time Fasthosts took the site down without warning because of the traffic levels. Traffic levels you could only dream of.
A new site will be up on a dedicated server very shortly.
But then you've never been interested in facts, have you?"
* "Dale" spelt the words in the conventional way but I would not carry that on here because children might access the site, as indeed they may see the posted comment.
Now it might come as a surprise to Iain Dale but the thought of engaging in self pleasure over him has never once entered my head. That's really not MY fantasy sir! You do wonder how the editors of Sky News might react if they knew that their Tory Talking Head was leaving this sort of personal abuse on a public blog, don't you?
Of course, this may not be the real Iain Dale, in which case I apologise and use this post to serve warning that somebody has stolen his identity in the most appalling way. I will gladly carry Iain's response if that is the case, as I have now carried his apparent correction to my post yesterday. We West Ham fans and bloggers do need to stick together in these difficult times of Allardyce leadership and Condemn government after all. Unless we earn in excess of £150,000 a year of course!
If it is the real Iain Dale who left this comment, however, I really am concerned that he may be suffering from stress and might explode in this way when live on television. This is a man who has sought to win nomination for public office remember. This is a man who pontificates on moral issues on the television remember. This is a man who bans contributors from his site for cyber abuse remember. So if this WAS the real Iain Dale, this is a hypocrite of epic proportions. And who would believe that of a "We are all in this together" Tory?
Anyway, this may not have been the real Dale so the ball is now in Iain's court. Please make contact with this "sad little fcuk" and let me know if this is the case. If it wasn't you Iain, I apologise but you need to know that somebody has stolen your online ID. If it was, and the rant was alcohol induced, I will accept an apology. Otherwise, who knows who might get to hear about this and how they might respond to the vitriolic and abusive comment. The Sky might be the limit!
Posted by Hammersfan at 12:09