Ally Fogg and the truth about his abuse of the great and the good of the literati

The Jinsha river forms the boundary between Sichuan and Yunnan Provinces, China

The Jinsha river forms the boundary between Sichuan and Yunnan Provinces, China

Ally Fogg and the truth about his abuse of the great and the good of the literati – or how really to bite the Guardian hand that feeds.

Ally Fogg writes:

Meanwhile if you are an aspiring writer, blogger or creator who has the temerity to criticise the great and the good, the overwhelmingly Oxbridge and public-school educated coterie who make up the commissioning editors, the staff writers and the columnists, then good luck with that career. You will quickly find that the doors you thought slightly ajar have slammed hard on your foot.

Yes that’s the same Ally Fogg who wrote this heap of abuse about one of those staff writers and columnists, in this case the Guardian writer Bidisha:

If on the other hand she reveals that the politics and ideology underpinning her articles are more akin to the ravings of a paranoid fruitloop, then we’ll continue to engage with her articles on that basis.”

And

“I suggested that she spouts the ravings of a paranoid fruitloop not because she’s a woman, but because she writes paranoid ravings. I’m sorry, but someone who thinks that her interviewees don’t look her in the eye because they are all misogynists does come across as a paranoid and pretty loopy.”

Note:  paranoid fruitloop – a term of abuse employed by those who have no training in psychiatry but nevertheless feel obliged to comment on the mental stability of others.

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