Was it desperation for blog hits, wishful thinking, or some toxic combination of the two which inspired Matt Taylor’s recent act of boneheaded buffoonery? Either way, there was much hilarity here at Hoaxtead HQ when we learned that he’d been claiming that EC had been arrested and had her computer equipment seized in a dawn police raid.
Whatever was rattling around inside the vast emptiness of Taylor’s cranial cavity, it was fun to watch the rumour take hold and spread.
The non-story was immediately picked up and spread by others who share Taylor’s distaste for this blog—with some justification, to be fair. Let’s face it, they wouldn’t be that concerned about us if we didn’t have an annoying habit of skewering them and exposing their hoax-pushing ways to the world.
Within hours, Cat Snot had shared Taylor’s bit of nonsense on Twitter—no doubt enhancing her own reputation as a
deluded confabulator hard-hitting truth-teller:
And Andy Devine interrupted some sort of Greek barbeque luncheon he was attending with his wife to do yet another riveting live feed about EC’s alleged arrest:
Also saw another post earlier about El Coyote being arrested, which is Karen Irvine, which is, if this be true, I’ll find out from Matt when I get back to have a chance like….So fingers crossed, if that’s the case, I’ll use all publicity, bad publicity or good publicity, all publicity is good publicity, because it gets you talked about.
It does indeed, Andy, it does indeed.
Another bright spark who was totally not Matt Taylor wearing a trench-coat, fedora, and false nose added this comment to a video by “Andy Devine’s 20K TM Camera”:
El Coyote was arrested today in a dawn raid. Someone gave her just enough warning to knock off a blog saying she’d be otherwise engaged, suffering from blerg. She’s been languishing in a police cell today while her house was searched and her IT equipment seized and examined. I expect she’ll be having her interview about now and should be home by about 3 a.m.
TIC TOC I WARNED YOU JAIL IS IMMINENT
We briefly considered refuting Taylor’s attention seeking/wishful thinking, but frankly couldn’t be arsed.
It’ll be interesting to see whether this story spreads much further, as eventually even the most determined troofer will have to admit that this blog is showing no signs of slowing down, and EC is still here, posting away as usual. Granted, it could take a few
weeks months years for reality to slowly penetrate and take hold, but it’ll happen.
Of course, we shouldn’t expect to hear any admissions that anybody bought a lie just because it happened to suit their own wishes. More likely, the story will be quietly forgotten, and those who spread it will deny any knowledge of having done so. After all, it’s the troofer way.