It would appear that congratulations are in order for Times journo, Daniel Finkelstein.
Football-loving Danny has managed to score a brilliant own-goal in his recent twitter conversations about VIP child-abuse.
You see, we appear to have rather rattled @dannythefink with our post about his apologist views and the congenial ‘Mr nice-guy’ mask slipped away to reveal a much nastier side.
Despite Danny stating the following in a recent article:
” Cyril Smith may have been a monster. But until we have reliable evidence we must not rush to judgment . Can I ask you a question? How do you know, really know, that Jimmy Savile is guilty of child abuse? The truth, let’s face it, is that you don’t. You are like me.”
…he didn’t take too kindly to being reminded of his twisted views and he launched into a bizarre twitter tirade, claiming:
” It is the maddest, most bizarre thing I’ve ever read in my life and anyone who pays the slightest attention to it is an idiot”.
” if you wish to pursue the rubbish from that nutter, or retweet this it or any more about it, our open line is closed...”
” I never met Cyril Smith or had anything to do with him. I was aware (from a friend) that he was a financial crook “
” …heard about the child abuse when everyone else did. Although now I read that Private Eye made the allegations years ago.”
” Honestly though, Alan, really don’t dabble in lunatic conspiracy theories. You are better than that.”
” the man who writes it is clearly bonkers“
” I am so so sorry. I just find you impossible. I have decided after a good deal of thought to block you“
” you also are beyond irritating and I just can’t be bothered. You take too much time with rubbish.”
The most disturbing response by Finkelstein was in response to this legitimate question about Operation Ore:
” Was Cyril Smith MP listed in Op Ore, a document which,we are told is held by your newspaper @Dannythefink ? “
To which he replied:
” It’s too irritating and time consuming and I just can’t be bothered any more”
He then proceeded to block many followers who wanted to hear his views.
And his claims that we’re all bonkers, idiots and conspiracy theorists for raising these issues is the standard modus operandi of the British Establishment when their secrets are exposed.
After all, many abused children have themselves been vilified by the authorities after reporting their abuse and many whistle-blowers have been called nutters after trying to expose VIP abuse-rings.
So why,oh why, has Danny Finkelstein reacted in such a similar fashion?
Could this infamous tweet hold the clue?
We haven’t got a bloody clue.