Tuesday, 31 March 2015
CLUB BY NAME, CLUB BY NATURE...?
An interesting development to my recent post about discrimination is a comment from someone called IAN ELLERY, who is apparently the chairman of a certain club for cartoonists. I think I've heard of it, but I've certainly never heard of Ian Ellery. You've read the comments I left on TONY ISABELLA's blog - polite, civil, mild-mannered, non-offensively stated (unless you're the kind of person who'd take offence at the list of ingredients on a tin of soup) - certainly not what you'd call a "rant". Let's look at Mr Ellery's comment on that other blog, shall we?
"He is a well known Troll. You are better off ignoring him and not giving him a forum for his deliberately provocative rants."
So, completely impartial and fair-minded then.
I'm not sure why someone I've never heard of and with whom I've had no previous dealings, would seek to malign my name for no justifiable reason in a public forum, but it's a shame he should violate what I'd hope is the ethos of his club by bad-mouthing me for merely expressing an opinion. By not contributing anything meaningful to the topic on that other blog and resorting to malicious comments about the character of someone completely unknown to him (me), he surely epitomises the definition of the very word with which he attempts to sully my name.
Now perhaps you understand why I so robustly defend myself when other detractors do the same as him. The reason is simple - lies spread quickly when not cut off at the root.
Shame on you, sir! Shame on you!
(Update:) Never one to take things lying down, I sent Mr. Ellery the following email:
"I take exceptiom to you describing me as a well-known troll on Tony Isabella's blog. I may be well-known (debatable), but expressing an opinion that you or anyone else may disagree with does not qualify me as a troll. Be assured that I will be exploring my legal options to make you accountable for publicly maligning me."
Mr. Ellery didn't reply, but later left this comment on Mr. Isabella's blog:
"And now he's trolling me by email and on his own blog."
Now, I'm not quite sure how sending a civilly-worded email to someone who has publicly defamed me equates with trolling, but Mr. Ellery clearly isn't interested in accuracy or the truth. However, now I'm trolling on my own blog? Doesn't seem to be connected to reality either. Some people, eh?
Now, should he remove his 'trollish' comments from Tony Isabella's blog, I'll consider removing this post about him.
Posted by Kid at Tuesday, March 31, 2015