Having been involved in the business of exposing Twitter trolls for at least the past two years, it’s always surprising when self-proclaimed liberal types fail to do any kind of research before choosing to brand me as a troll, plant, sockpuppet, etc. If they did, they might think twice rather than making themselves look foolish.
Twitter follower lists are also a good indication of how those still intent on pursuing their smear campaign against me seem to have little regard for fact and truth, seemingly opting for unmeasured risk and the possibility of arrest and prosecution.
This morning, one so-called liberal type apparently decided to heed the Zionist brayings of certain folk and – without offering any reasonable reply to my perfectly polite and poignant questions – immediately branded me a sockpuppet and an antisemite before blocking me.
Liberal ? I don’t think so. I left a comment on the person’s blog with the appropriate links and reported their tweet to Twitter Support for defamation. As a secondary publisher, Twitter would also face liability if any proceedings were brought forth.
I also checked out the person’s followers on Twitter. No prizes for guessing who appears top of the list. Same old, same old. Some people really do need to tweet less and read more.
Update 2pm : The offending tweet has been removed. May other similar non-liberal tweeps heed the above advice.