One thing about the Hoaxtead hawkers: you just never know what they’re going to come up with next.
We thought we’d take a day off for Christmas, but just as we were tucking into the sticky pudding (which was delicious, by the way), along comes news that our old friend Guidance 2222 has got himself in hot water with American ‘private eye’/conspiracy chaser Ed Opperman over the recent interview with Ella and Abe.
You know we can’t resist a good bout of hoaxer in-fighting, and this was a doozy. Turns out that when Guidance posted that interview on his channel, he hadn’t received authorisation from Mr Ed. That went over like a lead balloon:
Guidance, bless him, seems genuinely confused:
DONT (sic) KNOW WHAT YOUR (sic) GOING ON ABOUT +Ed Opperman what copyright are you on about ed The Abused Children
Jim McMenamin tries to intervene, trying to explain to Ed that if he truly cares about Ella and the children, he’ll withdraw his objection.
Guidance does some more incoherent ranting:
WHAT? Thats (sic) my show, its (sic) my work, it hasn’t even aired it, its (sic) on your youtube channel mate?….+Ed Opperman i don’t stand under you (sic)
Ed plays his trump card: rather than let Guidance steal his work, he’ll cancel the show:
Jim tries again with the appeasement tactics, but Ed’s having none of it:
Do you understand that the show has not aired yet? That now that your friend her (sic) stolen it, it will NEVER air. It will play to a few petty thieves on a small youtube channel until youtube removes it for being stolen.
This show was going to play live tonight on 10 stations then replayed on another 10 stations thru the week. The achieved on another 10 platforms. Millions would have heard it. Since it’s been stolen you guys can keep it for yourselves. That’s my contribution to your cause. Enjoy it. BTW since we all share each others (sic) work now, I’ll be stopping by your homes to steal the fruits of your labor at the end of next week.
Guidance tries to argue that he’s had videos copied and shared, and he’s copied and shared others’ material, and by the way he plans to steal Ed’s fruit. (Please could someone explain to Guidance that his home fruit supply is safe? ‘Fruits of your labour’ is a figure of speech, dear boy.)
Ed is getting fed up at this point. He reiterates that ‘(a)bout 700k people’ (somewhat less than the previously stated ‘millions’, but whatever) would have heard the show, but now Guidance has gone and spoiled it all for everyone, and by the way, he’s a ‘f*cking THIEF’:
Guidance tries to come back with an ‘i will be watching you from now on’ threat, but he knows he’s lost:
Ed says he’s reported Guidance’s breach of copyright to YouTube. As we know YouTube is Johnny on the spot when it comes to copyright infringement (as opposed to violations of court injunctions and harassment concerns), we can probably expect the Opperman video to disappear from Guidance’s channel shortly.
Meanwhile, here’s the original Spreaker page where the interview originally aired:
Ouch! We’d be willing to bet that Abrella are freaking out just a tiny bit at the news that their ‘blockbuster interview’ won’t be breaking into the U.S. conspiranoid market after all.
Gosh, that’s really too bad.