One of the earliest video interviews featuring Sabine McNeill pushing the Hampstead SRA hoax was also one of the hardest to watch: Alfred Lambremont-Webre has the charisma of a damp rag, and Sabine is no barrel of laughs either, as she veered between maudlin self pity and histrionic self=justification.
Even if they hadn’t been spouting hateful lies designed to destroy people’s lives, they’d have been unbearable.
We were reminded of that fiasco yesterday, when Labrador-Webfoot interviewed one of Sabine’s most faithful admirers, Eduard de Boer. The Dutch composer, who shares a surname and nationality with Charlotte Ward’s husband but has denied any relationship, was perhaps a shade less
boring pedantic than his pasty-faced host, but even played at 1.5 speed, they droned on for hours and hours. [It was an hour and 22 minutes, but who’s counting?—Editor]
They also mentioned the name of a protected witness, so we will not be linking to the video here.
To save readers the agony of looking it up and watching it, here’s a synopsis: Sabine was stitched up, it was a show trial, the “pedocracy” ensured that she was put away for nine years, which is a violation of her human rights and the law and probably a bunch of other things which we didn’t bother writing down. [Don’t lie, I heard you snoring in there—Editor]
(Despite all the “pedocracy” talk, Labrador-Webfoot forgot to mention his own family connection to the whole Pizzagate hairball: his brother Septime and the owner of Comet Ping Pong are on quite friendly terms. Funny how Alfred never talks about this.)
De Boer went into some detail about how Abraham Christie had beaten and tortured the two children at the centre of the case, but said that it was all okay in the end because they confirmed his own sick fantasies about children being raped by Satanists. He then trotted out the usual conspiranoid rationales to explain why he desperately wants their story to have been true. Bet you didn’t see that coming.
De Boer also claims to have spoken to Sabine’s legal team, who assured him that they would be launching an appeal. He seems not to have grasped that the deadline for appeals is long past—Sabine had 28 days from the date of sentencing, which was on 9 January, to appeal her sentence. Perhaps he thinks that they can use Labrador-Webfoot’s time travel theory, but they didn’t get into that, sad to say.
Then there was a whole lot of waffle about all the other conspiracy theories they believe in (surprise!) and how each one proves the other, yadda yadda yadda.
Spoiler alert: The video ends with one of de Boer’s composition, dedicated to Sabine. Bring your own hankie.
But it wasn’t a complete waste…
For us, the highlight of this video came in the first 15 seconds. It opened with an advert for Tourism Toronto, all very glossy and beautiful and full of glamourous-looking people doing touristy things in Canada’s largest city. (Why YouTube chose to attach this advert to this video is anybody’s guess—perhaps it has to do with Labrador-Webfoot’s location on Canada’s West Coast, a mere 4,384.7 km away from Toronto?)
In any case, we decided to let Tourism Toronto know how their YouTube advertising dollars were being spent:
Here are a few how-tos if you’re new to alerting businesses to YouTube’s playing fast and loose with their money. Overall, remember that the businesses are probably not aware that this is how their advertising money is being spent. YouTube uses its Magical Algorithms to determine which ads to attach to which videos, so you are bringing this to the business’s attention, not attempting to shame them.
On the above tweet, you’ll notice that we started with a full-stop. This is a Twitter thing, which enables your tweet to be seen by people who aren’t you or the account to which you’re tweeting. Don’t question us, just do it.
Second, we used the hashtag #NotAGoodLook, as tweets with hashtags tend to get more views.
And third, we explained the problem in a way which (we hope) Tourism Toronto could understand. Having their ads show up at the beginning of a video like this does make it appear as if Tourism Toronto endorses Labrador-Webfoot’s activities, and this gives them opportunity to correct that perception. Let’s hope they get the message.