Paul Dacre (Mail/PCC) bullies blogger – Bloggers respond
Paul Dacre demonstrated the strength of his own hypocrisy this week, when he ordered his legal team to threaten Kevin Arscott, of the excellent Angry Mob blog, and Kevin’s webhost with legal action over a two-year-old post that had an opinion Dacre didn’t like in it. There have been a number of excellent ripostes from a number of bloggers, which I shall link below:
Firstly, Kevin’s own response: Paul Dacre, Abuse and Defamation
***UPDATE*** Abuse and defamation, part 2
***UPDATE*** Corporal Jones
Next, in no particular order;
In short, it seems Dacre has failed at damage limitation, instead revealing himself as, in my opinion, a rather hypocritical bully. Instead of ordering a take down, it would probably have been a better idea to avail himself of the right to reply that is the comments section of Kevin’s blog, as Mail columnist Peter Hitchens did. It would almost certainly have led to far fewer people seeing the cached copy of the post he found so offensive.