Perhaps we’re just old-fashioned, but we seem to recall from our own days at university something about academic papers being objective, and their authors declaring any personal bias.
Apparently that doesn’t apply, though, when the subject matter is Hoaxtead.
Linguistics student Olu Essien Popoola’s very dry-sounding paper, “Assessing the veracity of children’s recantation of sexual abuse disclosures“, which he plans to present at an upcoming academic conference, discusses how the Hoaxtead kids’ retractions of Abe’s ridiculous allegations cannot possibly be taken seriously.
But Mr Popoola seems to have forgotten to note why, perhaps, he shouldn’t be taken seriously.
Connections to Hoaxtead
First, there are his undisclosed connections to people who are deeply involved in promoting Hoaxtead: let’s start with Angie Fag-ash Disney.
And he seems to be on good terms with a host of other Hoaxtead hawkers:John Taylor, for instance. He’s the knobhead who was most recently reported to the police for making online death threats against Ricky Dearman.
Not to mention Saskia Whitfield, who participated in the infamous church protests where elderly people were chased and harassed, and children terrified, by people screaming, “Baby eaters!” and “They’re fucking your children!”
But wait! There’s more!
Mr Popoola’s wife, Anastasia, owns Happenstance Art, an art and framing business in London:
…which, through utter happenstance (yes, we went there) happens to look very similar to the logo for Happenstance Radio:
Oi! You in back! Pay attention, because this is where things get really interesting: back in May, Charlotte Ward was looking for a place where she and her fellow Hoaxtead hawkers could chat openly and uninterrupted. Take a wild guess who offered them such a space?
So, to recap: Mr Popoola, who is about to publish an unbiased academic article on why the children were lying when they retracted the stories Abe had forced them to tell, has been on excellent terms with some of Hoaxtead’s main players since at least May 2015.
Makes one wonder about that whole ‘unbiased’ thing, doesn’t it?
p.s. By the way, if you’d like to comment on Mr Popoola’s paper, here’s the link to do so: https://www.academia.edu/15656060/Assessing_the_veracity_of_childrens_recantation_of_sexual_abuse_disclosures