It looks like our clean-up efforts on Abe and Ella’s corner of the internet have been short-lived.
Their disgusting blog is back up, as apparently they revised the domain name info’ and managed to get it past their blog host, Wix.
We’re working to have it removed again, but in the meanwhile, we’d like to make a suggestion to our readers.
Based on the comments section, we get the strong impression that Abe & Ella’s blog is read by approximately three supporters; the rest of the readers and commenters are there to point and laugh, to take pot shots at Abe, and/or to attempt to force him to answer important questions about his role as one of the primary instigators of Hoaxtead.
As we know, Abe never has a straight answer for anything. He blusters, fumes, makes counter-accusations, puts every second word in ALL-CAPS, and generally mucks about like the buffoonish midget he is, but he never actually answers a question.
So while it’s a great idea to try to hold him accountable, it’s really an exercise in futility, like trying to nail pudding to the wall.
So what can we do?
As you might remember, when Charlotte Ward Alton’s ugly Hamster Research blog was up and running, we organised a boycott for a week, to test our hypothesis that most of her visitors were there to observe the train wreck.
It worked: within a couple of weeks of her readership dropping precipitously, Charlotte threw in the towel.
Of course, we can’t guarantee that boycotting Abe’s blog will have the same effect. But we do know that like many small men, he’s got a big ego problem.
He really, really, really wants to think he’s strong and powerful. Loads of views on his blog—even if those views come from those who’ve arrived merely to point and laugh—give Abe something he desperately craves. (And withholding any real answers gives him the ability to feel even more powerful.)
The fact is, the only reason the Hampstead hoax has managed to cling to life for the past few months is that Abe and Ella have continued to give it artificial respiration.
So let’s pull the plug.
Let’s take away Abe’s power: the power to be heard.