People need to Know this
Quote: Originally Posted by d
Just watching Channel 4 news.
On TV today McAlpine said “I was in Southern Italy. We don’t have a telephone”. They’ve just shown him saying it.
But he also said in his interview with Becky Milligan Quote: ‘Of course they should have called me and I would have told them exactly what they learnt later on.’
‘They could have saved themselves a lot of agonising and money, actually, if they’d just made that telephone call. ‘ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/bbc/9680597/Lord-McAlpine-interview-in-full-I-was-a-figure-of-public-hatred.html
Also Michael Crick from C4 News phoned him: Quote: ‘Crick called up an indignant McAlpine, who lives with his wife in a former convent in Italy’ http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012/nov/10/newsnight-mcalpine-scoop-rumour
Originally Posted by shanticat
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This is the tweet he is asking others to RT
I hear that Lord McAlpine is the man that Steve Messham named in an unbroadcast part of his interview with the BBC. #McAlpine #DavidIcke
Originally Posted by allseeingipod
McAlpine’s lawyer’s inexperience of web matters is hilarious. I just can’t believe people are falling for it. He could only get IP numbers with a court order – a separate one for each tweeter, requiring Twitter to legally surrender that info. He has to hope that the people who tweeted his client’s name weren’t using a proxy, or someone else’s computer, or a computer in a public place like a library…
He would then need to take all those IP numbers to the relevant ISPs and request details of the users, which would likely be denied and mean more court applications…
So realistically, if you’re not easily traceable by virtue of being Sally Bercow or Alan Davies, the chances of getting your collar felt are slim.
If he got that info and sent you a letter, you would be best advised to just ignore it. That would require him to escalate matters and that would cost them money. If you actually ended up in a court of law, the chances of you being sued for any significant sum is small. This is because tweeters committed ‘inadvertent libel’, and as a result of those retweets the additional harm to McAlpine’s reputation beyond that which came about after the Newsnight show is negligible. BBC have settled very generously. ITV are about to do likewise. Meaning a judge would be very unlikely to look favourably on any cases against individuals.
McAlpine is a cunning fucker is working on the (correct) basis that for no obvious reason, most people will go out of their way to avoid a court case and just hand over money to him. He’s a bully and thus wouldn’t dream of taking on anyone who would stand up to him – like David Icke.
People need to know this.