Simon Walters is a Lying Scumbag

At the risk of attracting a libel action from the Daily Mail, I’m happy to go on record to demonstrate unequivocally that Simon Walters is a lying scumbag.

In his hatchet job on Owen Barder (see last post), Walters makes this allegation:

Mr Barder also gives extraordinary details of his private life with partner, Grethe. Discussing his hobby of marathon running, he quotes an unnamed ‘sex fiend’ female friend as saying: “I had a fling with a marathon runner. Damn that boy had stamina. It shows there is a correlation between fitness and all night sh******.”

Mr Barder adds: “Well, possibly, the ones who aren’t knackered running 80 miles that week.”

Unfortunately for the lying scumbag in question, a search for Owen’s blog in the Wayback Machine brings up precisely the blog entry to which he refers, which is this one.

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So, in the tawdry mind of this lying scumbag of a hack, a jokey reference to an article by another blogger – not a friend, as the lying scumbag claims, just another blogger – becomes ‘giving extraordinary details of his private life with his partner, Grethe’ despite the post making no reference to either his personal life or partner.

Comments are open here, Mr Simon ‘lying scumbag’ Walters and unlike the Daily Mail, there’s no censoring comments to cover your arse, so I’m inviting you come and explain yourself.

That or prove yourself to be the lying scumbag you evidently are.

UPDATE:

To no surprise whatsoever, several bloggers have left comments on Walters’ hatchet job, pointing out that his article is littered with gross misrepresentations and distortions – none of which have made it past the Mail’s moderation.

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  • Hawthorne

    Well I have hear a piece written by Simon Walters, admittedly I have used the most juicy quotes.

    “We are biased, By SIMON WALTERS, Mail on Sunday

    It was the day that a host of executives admitted what critics have been telling them for years.

    A leaked account is certain to lead to a new row about the reporting on key issues, especially concerning Muslims and the war on terror.

    At the secret meeting in London last month executives admitted people from ethnic minorities, deliberately promote… multiculturalism, is anti-American, anti-countryside and more sensitive to the feelings of Muslims than Christians.

    One veteran executive said: ‘There was widespread acknowledgement that we may have gone too far in the direction of political correctness.

    ‘Unfortunately, much of it is so deeply embedded in the culture, that it is very hard to change it.’

    Former business editor Jeff Randall said he complained to a ‘very senior news executive’, about the pro-multicultural stance but was given the reply: (We) believe in it and promote it.’

    Randall also told how he once wore Union Jack cufflinks to work but was rebuked with: ‘You can’t do that, that’s like the National Front!’

    Quoting a George Orwell observation, Randall said ” full of intellectuals who ‘would rather steal from a poor box than stand to attention during God Save The King’ ”.

    The Mail on Sunday must always try to reflect Britain, which is mostly a provincial, middle-of-the-road country.”

    I hope Mr Walters would enjoy my manipulation of his words with selective quotes, as he did to Mr Barder.

    Real article with actual text to be found here:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=411846&in_page_id=1770

  • Count me in. I’m no lover of the Daily Malice either.

  • As a thought I wonder whether Simon Walters is a member of the NUJ. Their code of conduct says:

    A journalist shall strive to ensure that the information he/she disseminates is fair and accurate, avoid the expression of comment and conjecture as established fact and falsification by distortion, selection or misrepresentation.

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  • Ah, thanks for pointing out that Owen is not, in any way acquainted with me. I think it’s hilarious that the Daily Mail can suggest I am somehow a “friend” of his, just because he made a joke about, and linked to, a single blog post of mine. What brilliant investigative journalism…

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  • Well it’s clear there’s ‘trouble at the mill’, so to speak. If your a Civil Servant you must be impartial and not comment on public policy. Once out of office, you are permitted to do so. though deciet and libel is another matter, as I told the Daily mail and don’t anticipate publication from them of course.

    The state is the only ship that leaks from the top and not just of information by people who rat on others. But rats who eat rotten cheese, so to speak. This fellow and the DM are well versed in consuming whatver rotten cheese they can get and splurt it on the faces of decent people.

    Cheers for the article, Ministry of Truth!

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