Some of the most interesting conversations on Hoaxtead happen in our Comments section.
For example, the other day when we were discussing the possibility that Abraham knew Bill Maloney prior to launching the hoax, commenter Emma pointed out this little video, an addendum to the interview with Abe and Ella on The World Beyond Belief:
The video begins with the hosts bowing and scraping to Abe, telling him they know he likes to go over any of his and Ella’s interviews with a fine-toothed comb before they go public, and that it’s perfectly A-okay with them…a telling concession for any so-called journalist to make!
Abe re-tells the story of how even though both Brian Gerrish and Bill Maloney knew about Leon Brittan’s tattoos, when they received an email detailing two children talking about child murder, rape, and cannibalism, and mentioning tattoos…they said nothing. He really gets quite hot under the collar: he and Ella went to all the trouble of forcing the children to draw the alleged ‘tattoos’ on the targets of the hoax, and Maloney and Gerrish had the utter rind to ignore them! Honestly, some people.
One of the interviewers observes that had this accusation happened in America, anyone libelled in this way would immediately go to court and sue everyone.
Abe’s response: “We can say what we like about them. They’re not going to do a thing“.
Is Abe saying that the tattoos are as much a fabrication as the rest of the story he and Ella concocted? It certainly sounds that way to us.