Tuesday 9 September 2014

The Times Redefines The Word 'Retaliated'

I've always known e-cigs had the potential for showing up tobacco control for the appalling shysters that they are, but I must admit to not fully understanding how very low they would sink in protecting their grubby, disingenuous and self-serving cartel.

Following FPH President John Ashton's abusive antics at the weekend (see here), you'd think - wouldn't you - that he'd lie low and take his punishment like a man. Of course not, this is a dyed-in-the-wool public health trouser-stuffer we are talking about here - motto being "when in trouble; lie".

From the Times:
Public health chiefs have accused e-cigarette users of a campaign of online abuse, saying that junior scientists are being scared away from research by explicit attacks from “vapers” on Twitter. 
Professor John Ashton, president of the Faculty of Public Health, is facing an official complaint after he retaliated, calling one vaper a “c***” and another an “onanist”. 
Professor Ashton was called a “c***”, “asshole” and “jizzweasel” over the weekend for supporting the WHO, while one vaper complained: “I was blocked before I could even take the time to find a fitting insult.”

Let's do some time checking that The Times hack couldn't be bothered with, shall we? Here are the quoted insults Ashton directed at vapers during his couple of hours of insanity.

Both these were quite definitely posted on Saturday 6th September.

Apparently, though, this was in "retaliation" for - in chronological order - "c***""asshole""jizzweasel", and "fitting insult" in the early hours of Sunday morning (that's the 7th) as part of a long jovial thread while vapers were still laughing at Ashton's incredibly funny burblings which had occurred two or three hours previously.

Only in the world of tobacco control - where lies are routinely honoured and considered the height of academia - could a Professor claim to have been prompted into firing off insults in "retaliation" for something which had not yet occurred.

Truly are public health lobbyists the most stunningly dishonest people on the planet.

Times journalist Chris Smyth isn't the first lazy hack to have been punked by an industry packed full of congenital liars - and he won't be the last - but for the love of God can't any of his kind do some proper bloody research once in a blue moon?

Good grief!


Norbert Zillatron said...

It seems to me we are dealing with event at the quantum level. Where cause and effect have no meaning anymore. Where everything is possible until someone takes a closer look. What did dear John to Schrödinger's cat?

Or are these strange relativistic effects where the density of this journalist has reached the critical point and it collapsed to s singularity where rhyme and reason are swallowed, never to reappear again? And the times are twisted and turned?

WHO stole my flux capacitor?
At least I still got my sonic screwdrivers.

Play: Parliament Gloryhallastoopid Prologue

Norbert Zillatron said...

I guess the correct word would have to be 'Taliated" :P

truckerlyn said...

"Truly are public health lobbyists the most stunningly dishonest people on the planet."

Yes, followed closely by politicians!

VapeMeStoopid said...

I'd like to know how he's retaliating on a twitter feed with tweets that weren't @ed at him. Makes no sense does it now?

Threthny said...

Just like Champan, the emotional intelligence of a 13 yo boy.

smofunking said...

In football parlance it's known as getting your retaliation in first.

The Reaper said...

Words of any type dont bother died in the wool cranks,they are immune to any intercourse involving reason,they float around like bloated diseased
rodents untill someone flushes them down the grids of reality.
They hide away in safe places ,cackling their well funded half truths onto a
half dead populace untill one day they have to face someone who does'nt take shit easily. These petty two bit cranks soon run silent when their collars
are felt in earnest,they are after all gilded prostitues for hidden gutless pimps.

Jurie Botha said...

Well said, I believe it's the "collapsed singularity" option. The truth seems to have dissapeared from the media in general, swallowed up by the big black hole that is PH BP & BT :p

eagor said...

A public health executive with an alcohol problem by the sound of it who has been helped out of the hole he dug himself by the old boys club

Lepard said...

Also in football,.. He "took a dive" (Cried foul, when there wasn't one)

Dick_Puddlecote said...

Oh come now, he's surely allowed to punish thought crime. It's a public health entitlement. ;)

Dick_Puddlecote said...

Neatly summarised.

Dick_Puddlecote said...

And waved an imaginary card at the ref while winking at the cameraman. ;)

smofunking said...

It may have appeared to be winking at first but the action replay showed it was a far more onanistic gesture.

Mark B. said...

An apologist ANTZ reacts to one of Smokin' Ashton's quotes:

"...remind me of the lads who used to play with themselves behind the bike sheds at school..."

"DUDE! You're giving away how our proprietary peer-review research process works! Now we have to find a way to bury that lede..."

-- Mark B.