A few last words before I hop on top of the bonfire.
Martin Daubney is a really nice guy, and I gave the go ahead for the article he sent me. However, the article published doesn't bear much resemblance to the one I was sent, which of course I still have!
Such is the nature of news and I knew the risks I was taking, stories have to be 'sexed up' in order to sell - sales is sales whether it be double glazing or news papers, and it would be naive to think otherwise.
And, in fairness, it is THE SUN! I expected the article to portray me in a bad light, I was told at the get go it was an article about trolls - I was merely trying to put the new addition to our lexicon in context.
I am not a troll because I use my own name and I am not abusive or threatening, it simply isn't my nature. I behave online as I do offline and I am happy to say most people find me charming, even my enemies, all this was said in the interview too but it doesn't appear.
If I am to be the baddy, so be it. I have no problem with that, I know the truth and am ready, willing and able to shout it from the rooftops. I'm not running off to a lonely hotel room and whatever McCann and Bennett trolls bat at me, will be coming right back at 'em, and then some.
It was a very long interview and I got in as many 'Madeleine' points as I could, the reasons I doubted etc, etc. However, as it was not a 'McCann' article per se, none of those points appeared, but they haven't gone away and they appear regularly on my blog.
Martin was more interested in the AOL forums I used to post in and the kind of behaviour that went on there. It is a generic article about trolling and the social impact on society, and they were looking for points that were relevant. For example I said during the spats it would get down and dirty, which it did, and that I once called one troll creature a sanctimonious bitch and another a CU next Tuesday having reached the point of exasperation with them. This has somehow translated as 'I abused the McCanns' ?????????????????????
The important point of the article is, the vile behaviour of those supporting the McCanns is now out in the public domain and questions will be asked. I've been involved in these wars for years, and discovered that no matter how many millions of words I, or indeed anyone else, types away in forums and discussion groups, things will never ever change. This year my motto is Carpe Diem, in honour of the wonderful Robin Williams. I intend to seize the day whenever the opportunity arises, because the injustice in this case and the farce that is the CSI Inquiry has got me hopping mad and I am bloody well going to do something about it!