Handy tips: how to get your comment published at Guido’s blog

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15th June 2012

Let me say that I don’t actually subscribe to the view of some that Britain’s best-known blogger Guido Fawkes is a pile of manure. The picture is just visual licence as we bloggers have been entrusted it by the great know-all in internetyland. Guido will understand.

Guido has been a trendsetter in recent years showing the mainstream media how to get news, even ‘scoops’ without being in the mainstream. He has an understandable desire to retain this renegade position and at times is, therefore, inaccurate with the verity even if occasionally unintentionally. That aside, Guido has one major problem: his commenters.

Some of them are probably normal people, but to be honest, I’m yet to be convinced that there are that many. The pressure of his aim in life is such that Guido has a tendency not to monitor comments and I have from time to time had a little moan about some of them. Even some success in having some removed due to the intervention of an understudy of Guido’s. GF himself blocked me on twitter some time ago for some unknown reason.

The talk as the Leveson Inquiry into press/media standards nears its end is of regulation of the internet. That “threat” like every other threat Guido and his followers see every time they open their eyes in the morning is boosted by a general distrust, at least on internetland, of politics and politicians.

Sadly, it is my humble opinion that the way blogs, commenters, tweeps and other social network users often behave would itself be to blame for any regulation. So in an unintended way the civil rightists with instant-glue like determination to rant on about their rights while exercising little responsibility may well have brought regulation on themselves.

More blame for the moral descent of normally acceptable behaviour is to be laid at the feet of the mainstream press, the font of all knowledge information and stuff to twist around and then bash people with.  Lord Justice Leveson now knows this, as many of us have known for years. Although the papers themselves don’t scream (for) blue murder at (of) those with whom they disagree they lay the ‘freedom of speech’ trap for their commenters. And being ‘troof-finders’ the commenters fall straight into it.

So where was I? Oh yes, how to get your comment published at Guido’s, something which I signally failed to do with a recent one of mine. But I’ve worked it out now, just by taking a look at some of the commenters in a recent blog  -

  • First of all you need to be anti-government. Any government, but preferably a Labour one. Or a Tory one when it sounds too European. Lib Dem governments don’t count except when they do and then you have to dismiss them, anyway.
  • Make sure you agree with Guido on the gist of his particular post. He will still publish you some of the time if you disagree, but only if you don’t expose his shortcomings.
  • Make sure you talk loudly about things of which you know little are an undoubted expert, such as the Iraq war, legality or otherwise, decisions made in government re same, and of course who pulls the world’s strings and why. ‘Bilderberg’ is always useful to drop in here.
  • Make sure you bellow even louder about how at least one ‘Labourite’ is now ‘filthy rich’ after office and that by so being he has obviously impoverished the rest of us, while destroying the UK’s moral fabric and the world as we know it.
  • Never agree with any politician unless it’s an anti-European one or Tom Watkins or someone of his ilk. His agenda is the same as yours. And Guido’s.
  • Remember Guido’s is your home-from-home. This is not The Telegraph or even the Daily Mail, where they occasionally expect standards. Well, very occasionally. Think of it as your local pub.
  • Give yourself a good alias, so that others get your all about before you even tap anything out. Samples of this are - Tony Bliar didnt fool me / socialism is a mental illness / The future is NWO / One day one of his bodyguards will do him / and Lordy Mandelscum just stating the bleeding obvious
  • And of course don’t forget that you can suggest killing anyone, as long as he’s not the enemy, as we know it or rather knew it before the internet toddled along and told us all otherwise.

Also be as to-the-point as you like. For instance this kind of comment seldom if ever gets removed at Guido’s:

94 socialism is a mental illness says:
June 14, 2012 at 8:57 pm

Blair is long overdue for the snipers bullet.

Well? Just a statement of fact! Not incitement or anything.

Then there’s this in reference to the same clearly ‘deserving’ individual:

92 Timothy Lloyd-Davies says:

June 14, 2012 at 6:25 pm

I pray to God that we see this vile piece of filth hanging by his neck one day!

Well? The commenter IS a religious man.
Then there’s this sort, more wordy so that you can sound ‘informed’ and a clued-up good egg:
62 One day one of his bodyguards will do him says:

Chief Inspectors that refuse to investigate claims of treason, malfeasance in public office, etc.

The HMRC officials that don’t care about shredded receipts, or his off-shore accounts.

The EU that pay him shitloads to ponce about as a peace (oh, the irony) envoy to the ME, the very place he brought war to.

The Humphreys in the the Civil Service, who know where the bodies are buried (possibly literally), yet keep schtum.

Probably the worst offenders in allowing this utterly vile piece of filth to continue breathing are the British public that voted for the twat 3 times, and don’t lynch him on sight now they can see he was nothing but a fraud.

Well? Three times “well”.  You mean you think this might be a touch OTT, with its suggestive alias an’ all? Not to mention the “lynch” bit? No, never. It’s at Guido’s.  It must be right. All of it.

Taranow. Take care.

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6 Responses to “Handy tips: how to get your comment published at Guido’s blog”

  1. Guido Fawkes Says:

    Fact is we don’t usually read the comments.

    I simply don’t care if you say Guido is a cunt. Nor does it matter what if you are pro or anti the government. I don’t care.

    We block dozens of words automatically. Mostly racially perjorative words. Sometimes a comment will be blocked seemingly randomly. Anna Raccoon couldn’t figure out why all her her posts were blocked. Perhaps you can.

    If you are modded just wait. We’ll get round to unmodding you eventually. Or maybe not. The mod moves in mysterious ways. We always delete references or speculation about the modding just for the fun of it.

  2. keeptonyblairforpm Says:

    I realised that, Guido. I don’t reckon you’re as nasty a piece of work as some say. It’s your commenters. They lower the tone of what is acceptable. Not that they’re alone in this.

    Interesting that you have a thing about racist comments but not about those who suggest/incite murder. Values, these days. Tch tch.

    As you can see from my comment that was modded out there was nothing except the truth in it. I’m sure you now know that Blair never said ANY of those words. And the man who referred to the police was not Blair or the event’s moderator – Daniel. It was the protester himself.

    A little apology would be nice. I’d never call you a four-lettered word, by the way, l**e.

  3. Guido Fawkes Says:

    Have no idea what your comment was or who or if it was modded.

    We get over half-a-million comments a year, may surprise you to know I’m not familiar with them all.

    • keeptonyblairforpm Says:

      Hi Guido. Comment was in this post –

      http://keeptonyblairforpm.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/why-did-guido-fawkes-monitor-out-my-comment-was-it-too-abusive/

      _____

      Blair Supporter says:

      Your comment is awaiting moderation.
      June 15, 2012 at 12:32 pm

      Jimmy – “Menacingly? Really?” is to put too forgiving a light on Guido’s “story”.

      Fact is Tony Blair NEVER said “I wouldn’t come any further.” Professor Daniel Chua, Director of Humanities at HKU said it as he looked towards the security people for cover. Nor did Mr Blair or Prof Chua “threaten” anyone.

      Watch the video at YouTube. In full screen at around 50 secs you will NOT see Blair’s lips move. Prof Chua is the “culprit”. Should he be shot too?

      Still waiting for Guido to apologise for this latest ‘lies/world/truth/boots on’ episode.
      _____

      Hardly abusive. No nasty words. Not exactly hard, for one as sharp as you, Guido, to find my recording of it (also printscreened) at previous post.

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