Spin in a teacup

19 Jun
June 19, 2009
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Spin - It makes you ill

Dear Boriswatchers,

Boriswatch Towers got mildly tainted yesterday by the expenses scandal and wants to clear up a couple of points:

1. The site Boriswatch.com has never received funding by Boris Johnson or anyone connected with him. The site is wholly independent – but rather likes him. 😉
2. If people asked before publishing, they would get closer to the real story. The BBC asked; the Evening Standard didn’t even try, and gave implications in this article that are wholly untrue. There’s a lesson there that I’m sure doesn’t need spelling out – or maybe the Standard just wanted to sell more papers.

I’d like to thank Tory Troll for actually taking the time to contact Boriswatch and actually publish the truth. His post this morning couldn’t be fairer.

Onwards and upwards, Boriswatchers!

Best Wishes,

Simon

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  1. raincoaster says:

    So, are you saying the denial of payment did not take place? Or are you saying there was never any payment? I know you, I like you, I recognize spin when I see it, but I’m not seeing anything wrong with what they published UNLESS that denial of payment did not take place OR you were in fact paid that amount.

    When you work directly for someone and you also run a fansite for that person, you’re going to get exactly this kind of flack (and so is the person you work for). Surely you saw this coming.
    .-= raincoaster´s last blog ..Blogging for Beginners Skype Class =-.

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  2. Chief Boriswatcher says:

    Hey Raincoaster,

    Thanks for the message. A payment was plainly made to me for web services rendered, but it has nothing to do with Boriswatch. The financial facts are there in plain daylight.

    I have no trouble with getting the flack – I just reserve the right to reply when the facts get… how shall I put it… misrepresented!

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  3. raincoaster says:

    Thanks. Your response gives me even more confidence in you.
    .-= raincoaster´s last blog ..DJ Winston =-.

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  4. louie jerome says:

    I’m not a Boris watcher, more of a Boris browser.

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