Astonishing scenes on the Mail's website, as comments which don't necessarily agree with Florida-based gobby shithouse Richard Littlejohn, or call for him to be Prime Minister, have been allowed through by the moderators.
Are they secret leftist Guardianista moles, daring to besmirch the brilliance of their star columnist's page with people who say anything other than "Hilarious! Britain is shit - Clive, Dubai" or "You should be PM, I hate elfnsafety, England has gone to the dogs - John, Spain"? Is there a new comments policy in place? Or has Tricky Dicky finally been told that he can't chuck his toys out the pram every time someone disagrees with views that are frankly rather disagreeable, even for the Mail - and given that he's being paid over and above what any other journalist in the country (apart from Jonathan Cainer) receives, many times over, he should shut his fucking mouth and accept some criticism? I'm guessing it's not the latter, somehow, but we'll see. I tend to think it's just a blip and normal sycophantic-only service will be resumed in the very near future.
Anyway, as you know I don't link to Littlejohn, but here are some choice cuts harvested from the Mailwatch forum:
When a scheme sounds preposterous as it is there is no need for the trick of saying what it might turn into and then going on about the imaginary version as if it was the story all along. And I should be very surprised if any UK inspectors come knocking on your door, Richard. Unless they're on holiday or lost.
Ha ha! *applause*
I particularly like the skill with which you pull figures of 8,000 and tens of millions of pounds out of the air at one point, and then castigate the government for allegedly pulling another figure out of the air just paragraphs later.
You also deserve applause for stating that people who have never been to trial were definitely working for Al Qaeda. Here's hoping that doesn't get your paper into any legal trouble.
Another tour de force! You should be Prime Minister, etc.
Wonderful, wonderful! We won't have long to enjoy this, so let's keep it up. I couldn't give a tupenny if it gets voted down billions by the Littlejohn fans; it's great to see any kind of dissent at all. Well done, Daily Mail!