UPDATE 18/01/13: It appears that Denton has been paying people to sign a petition against me and Jo Brodie. A new Twitter account (@FightRacism2) has also been set up to promote this petition and to spread malicious untruths about us. For further details, see Jo’s Storify post here. The RationalWiki entry for Errol Denton is also being kept updated with recent developments and new, relevant links.
Since my last post on Errol Denton, it was beginning to look like he had perhaps had second thoughts about his hateful, unfounded smear campaign.
There is no current petition against me and Jo Brodie. The apparently anti-racist Facebook group against us has disappeared. The photographs of Jo have gone from Errol’s ‘Black Microscopist’ page. And he hasn’t written a blogpost against us since the 18th of November.
Instead, Errol seems to have been trying his hand at comedy. He has suggested we should all be ‘eliminating’ 5ft of faeces a day (if not, you’d better get a colonic!), he’s conjured up images of gorillas blowing their noses and he has claimed that the bacteria (yes, bacteria) that cause colds live in the colon. Perhaps it isn’t coughs and sneezes that spread diseases, but farting.
But Denton’s latest post (warning of the Sugar Peril) had a sting in the tail:
It has been discovered that buying a pro account with WordPress protects it from being deactivated. A series of complaint reports will merely trigger WordPress’ automatic spam filter and temporarily suspend the account. However once this trigger is used and WordPress realises it is a pro paid account it will be reactivated like the terminator and no amount of complaints or any reports will ever deactivate that account again. Hence the terminator account has now been formed it never quits until the job is done. It will be back to terminate RACIST bloggers. A STORM is coming Stay tuned! The sequel 1,2,3,4,5,6,7-1000000……………
I’m not a lawyer but I understand that deliberately making unfounded and hateful allegations against someone in order to smear their name could be considered libellous. I also understand that announcing that you plan to ‘terminate’ people could be considered threatening.
This isn’t over yet.