It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a faux online whistle-blower who’s managed to get him- or herself banged up in prison must be in want of a “Free this faux online whistle-blower!!!!” Facebook page.
And so it came to pass that on the day following Sabine McNeill’s incarceration while she awaits her next court hearing, her friend Weaselly Hall created her very own “Free Sabine – Hampstead Whistleblower!” page.
And he did fill it with posts and images of all sorts, such as this one:We’re going to assume that Weaselly didn’t realise that had Sabine not been arrested for another breach of her bail conditions in the meantime, his plan to “get everything out in a documentary before her court date on March 19th” would have been enough to ensure that she spent time in prison.
Because if he did know, surely that’s not the sort of gesture a friend would make?
But there we go again, assuming intellectual capacity.
Heeeeeeeere’s that page!
As you can see, it’s standard-issue “Free Person X” fare: flattering pics of Sabine looking relatively un-mouth-frothy (though does she really only own that one brown trouser suit? Sabine, the 70s are calling, and they want their clothing back).
And here’s Weaselly, urging all his friends to “Like/Share/Invite”.
In fact, Weaselly demonstrates by example, as he shares the link to various pages he runs. (Note: we only pointed out the ones we’re certain of; it’s likely that a few more of those pages are Weaselly’s as well.)
And then there are the standard links to videos by more-or-less famous troofers. In this case, Weaselly had to use a version of this video which had been re-shared by some random YouTuber, as Richie Allen’s show has gone kaput. Ah well, c’est la vie.
And here, Weaselly links to his own YouTube channel, because why not wring a bit of self-publicity out of this thing while he’s at it?
Also, is he trying to claim that Jimmy Savile is not dead? Enquiring minds want to know!
Here’s part of a longer-form post about the Church of England, which Weaselly has decorated with his trademark hashtags.
Point of interest: what’s the sudden hatred for the C of E all about? And since when are “her fellow campaigners being harassed by the CofE…”?
This might bear watching in future.
So there you have it: Sabine’s very first “Free Sabine” page. Doesn’t it leave you feeling warm and tingly all over?
Or are you like us: whenever we hear “Free Sabine!” we’re inclined to respond, “No thanks, got plenty already”.
Edited at 1:06 a.m., 7 March: Well, that didn’t last long! We went back to check a detail on the Free Sabine page, and there it wasn’t.
Ah well, sic transit gloria mundi and all that.