It’s been a good long while since we heard from Frances Mulligan, our favourite leathery-skinned Hampstead-cave-dwelling commentator, whose incisive yet charming missives formerly graced these pages. So imagine our delight when we discovered not one, not two, but three letters from Frances in our mailbox yesterday.
This just in, from regular Hoaxtead Research commenter JW:
Things have been relatively quiet on the Hoaxtead front lately, in part we suspect because of the court case that is taking up two of the hoax’s most public proponents’ time. But we’ve been noticing other signs that give us cause for hope, as well.
Yesterday we discussed a post Belinda had published on her Knight Foundation blog. We were looking at it in terms of ‘dog-whistle’ terms (words and phrases that have one meaning for the general public, but elicit very specific reactions from the troofer audience), but we also noted that the post trailed off into strange gibberish.
Have you ever heard of ‘dog-whistle politics’? We hadn’t, until one of our American friends used the term recently in reference to their election primaries (which we also don’t really understand, but that’s a whole other matter).
Twenty-seven years ago, 96 people, aged 10 to 67, went off to watch a football game…and never came home. Yesterday the families of those people, having suffered more than two and a half decades of pain, loss, and anger at the public vilification of their loved ones, watched as the Hillsborough inquest jury delivered its…
On Thursday, 21 April, we noticed that Neelu had been unexpectedly (to us) listed for a hearing at Blackfriars Crown Court the next day.