Regular readers may remember a commenter called ‘Terry Fitz’ who used to post abusive comments here, directed at me, because I didn’t agree with his thinly veiled racism.
After being banned from PP he started hanging around at Harry’s Place – who happily allowed him to publish guest articles, and make constant comments having a go at me over anything and everything.
A few weeks ago I pointed out that Terry Fitz was charged for racially aggravated harassment. Nevertheless, HP and their poorer sidekick kept publishing his comments etc. Oh look, now it turns out, shock horror, that he really is a racist goon.
Andy Newman adds:
What is extraordinary is that when Lee Jasper posted evidence of these e-mails on a thread on Harry’s Place, the response from many Harry’s Place regulars was to imply that Jasper had made it up! Jasper was then not shown solidarity as a victim of racism, but further harassed, and harried over unrelated issues of what his views are on Louis Farrakhan. (Lee Jasper has recently raised the issue of an inappropriate and possibly racially inspired police raid on a Nation of Islam gathering). Jasper was accused of being a liar, and being obsessed with race. It is well worth reading the comments thread, if you want to observe an example of how the white-boy, frat-club atmosphere of Harry’s Place becomes a sustained and intimidating barracking of a black man, who had the temerity to complain about racism from one of their gang.
The paper-thin claims of Harry’s Place to being in any way a left blog have been based upon their alleged and self-proclaimed opposition to racism, and their disingenuous claim that their slavish support for Israel is because of their opposition to Anti-Semitism. They have made a grudging and half-hearted condemnation of the language used in these e-mails, but have covered this with exaggerated doubts about the provenence and veracity of the e-mails, and insinuations that Jasper wrote them himself.
HP has now abruptly decided to ban TF. Bunch of numpties.
Update: Oh they’ve also decided to now delete the thread and the comments made about Lee Jasper so we can’t judge them for ourselves. Why would that be eh?
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