Dr Mumbo

Andrew Bolt discovers Twitter fake. Is cross.

News Ltd columnist Andrew Bolt has, it would appear, had something of a sense of humour failure over his fake Twitter persona.  

This morning, Bolt wrote in his Herald Sun blog:

It shouldn’t need saying, but I do not have a Twitter account and the fake one seems to be the work of people whose employer will be very embarrassed to find its staff once more engaging in deceitful slurs. A little warning there. A tearful sorry afterwards will be both too late and insincere, especially from people with their record of sliming.

The fake Andrew Bolt, who has about 5000 followers, does give certain subtle clues on Twitter that he ain’t the real deal. Such as his bio:

“Journalist. Blogger. Broadcaster. Climate scientist. Great in bed. This is the Twitter of Andrew Bolt. Follow me you barbarians.”

Or messages such as:

“Julia Gillard should put together a comittee of common folk to see if they can change the laws of physics. I suspect they can.”


“This election is colourless. Unexciting. Contains a large xenophobic element. I love this election.”


“Women. You give them the vote and they rush off and irresponsibly vote for an irresponsible woman. Take their vote away, I say.”

In related news, Dr Mumbo is starting to wonder if Big Harto (“I was thinking of reprimanding Akerman for turning up to work in a blood-spattered clown suit. But then I thought, ‘let Piers be Piers’.”) might not really be the authentic voice of News Ltd chairman John Hartigan.


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