Gareth Morgan backs down, re-writes history

Gareth Morgan had an online stoush with Liberty Scott, which I blogged about previously…he got spanked severely.

He has now backed down and it seems he has learned well from his Stalinist masters in North Korea, he has substantially re-written his posts and more alarmingly edited the comments by Liberty Scott as well.

Seems that in the famous words of Lance Corporal Jones Gareth “didn’t like it up him” and;

has removed his libel threat and his lengthy ad-hominem attack on me which started with a diatribe against ad-hominem attacks.  He has edited many of my comments extensively, and has done the same to his own, adding in one:

“I am in no way sympathetic to the form of governance in North Korea.” 

 Sure had a lot of us fooled.

There is much more in the language now used in the edited comments to suggest a more reasonable interpretation for what he saw.  Had he said all that in the first place, there would be far far less to criticise him about.

He has still helped to feed the DPRK’s propaganda machine of course – that horse has bolted.

However, so have his original comments. 

The reason I often take screenshots is to prevent wankers like Gareth ‘Fucking’ Morgan doing what he has done here. It is one of the main ways to get banned from commenting on my blog too BTW…editing comments afterwards in such a way as to render the conversation meaningless or give a false impression of the conversation that actually took place.

Liberty Scott is dismissive of Morgan’s attempts to change the debate:

I suspect that is the closest I will get to an apology and a withdrawal.  A victory of sorts?
Of course, it is highly entertaining that it comes in the form of an Orwellian rewriting of opinions.  However, it is his blog.  I actually do believe in private property rights.

However, despite his valiant efforts, this little episode can’t be so easily erased from history, for many others have seen and repeated them.

I look forward to seeing whether the MSM takes him on when he finally returns to NZ, for his original comments and behaviour in being confronted with the absurdity of them, have exposed weaknesses.   He hasn’t the humility to apologise.

I’ll leave it to you to decide as to what it says about the man.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.