Friday, March 07, 2008

Labour bloggers try to spin lie about Boris and the busker?

I see that Labour bloggers who inevitably support the corrupt current London Mayoral maladministration are trying to spin a little lie out about Boris Johnson and a busker in Croydon. The story they are putting out is the Boris posed in front of a busker with a 20 pound note in his hand for photographs as if he was going to give the musician the money.

Once the photos were taken the note was said to have gone back into his pocket. As you'd expect, this has been greeted with the usual faux outrage from the Lefties. Bob Piper is doing his usual comment about how brilliant Livingstone is as well. That's the brilliant man of the people who likes to spend the people's money opening offices in Communist dictatorships.

The only problem with the story is that it is complete bullshit. What actually happened is that Boris Johnson gave the busker some change and there was never a note. Of course, you have to wonder don't you, if it was anywhere near the truth then why hasn't a single hack or photographer published it?

Why did it come from a single unnamed source that emailed a Back Ken blog and not from the journos that were actually there? The obvious answer is the smell that surrounds the Labour spin.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

this reminds me a bit of your using the story about the lib dem audience member at that debate. blog rumours....never tested, never even put to the subjects, and always not quite true. boris probably met the busker.

dizzy said...

With the exception that the Lib Dem audience membrr was not a Lib Dem being correct and the story was followed up in the print media the following day with comments from ITV acknowledging that the guy was not a Lib Dem. So it wasn't a "blog rumour"

Croydonian said...

If Boris *had* given her a twenty, and was photographed doing so, he would have been ridiculed by the usual suspects on the Left for being a bloated plutocrat who did not know the value of money yadda yadda yadda.

Anonymous said...

'not quite true' i said, which that lib dem story wasn't - in the form it ran on your blog. and was by the time someone had performed a bit of journalism on it.

dizzy said...

Which bit wasn't quite true?

dizzy said...

Bearing in mind of course that I was told in the comments of that post that I had libelled Brian Paddick and I am yet to receive a writ from anyone about it.

Anonymous said...

your mate Guido picked up the story, though . . .

Anonymous said...

he probably doesn't think you're worth it honey.

dizzy said...

1: What does Guido have to do with anything?

2: More likely that I didn't write anything libelllous so there isn't even a case.

Anonymous said...

2: more likely that he doesn't know you exist

dizzy said...

Do you think I have delusions of grandeur like that nutter Tim Ireland? Of course Brian Paddick doesn't know I exist, he probably doesn't know most blogs exists, just like most politicians don't either. It doesn't change the fact that what I wrote wasn't libellous. Now are we going to continue playing this little game where you say nasty things and I cry about my inadequacies and small penis or are you going to give up soon. I ask only becaause I have all night.

Anonymous said...

i haven't started yet, honey. but i am off to morocco for the weekend so we shall have to continue this lovely little chat of ours next week.

dizzy said...

Marvellous, I do love a good flame war. Hopefully your plane won't crash.

DaveHill said...

Hello Dizzy. Nice to meet you the other day. You and your readers might be interested to learn that the Guardian Diary was approached with the busker story, checked it out, found it false and therefore did not publish anything about it. Mind you, the Evening Standard did...

James Cleverly said...

Dear Anon,

I was sitting next to the bloke at the filming when it happened.

There are a number of Lib Dems who would also be able to verify the story.

Sorry to burst your bubble.