An Open Letter To Andrew Spooner

Hello Andy,

The hate campaign against you wasn’t in response to anything you did towards myself. It wasn’t in response to you ‘exposing me as a racist’ or any other such nonsense you tell people. It never had anything to do with me. It was in response to the way you treat others.

Many innocent people online have suffered torment from you. The bitterness towards you came from watching how you treated others. Dwight Turner is a man trying to make the world a better place through a children’s charity and because of it suffered your endless taunts and accusations. Many others suffered similar abuse through your attempts to manufacture a news story you could publish.

Attacking you wasn’t done to intimidate you or cause you personal problems, it was simply a hope that you might see the errors of your ways and act civilized towards others. In that respect it worked since you abandoned your old targets. Instead you picked a new set of innocents such as the US Ambassador, Kristie Kenney. This culminated in you filing police charges against a twitter user and having them arrested in the UK. (I am sure this person will clarify his situation himself so there is no reason for me to go into the details of what happened here.) All the while you continued, and continue, to somehow
portray yourself as the innocent victim.

Many could file police charges against you for your activities online but nobody has and they will not. It is not the way adults act. Adults discuss problems and find solutions. Not once in the past months have you ever asked me to stop or taken any efforts towards accepting any of my numerous offers to stop. You call me an anonymous racist troll but have both my twitter ID and my email address and you could have contacted me at any time to discuss this. You did not.

Your only actions towards me have been a steady stream of threats of intimidation, filing lawsuits and police charges. You have contacted the employers of numerous people online and attempted to get them fired from their jobs when their only crime was corresponding with me. Even now after you have had one person arrested you continue to file threats of police charges against others.

You claim threats to yourself and your family but you yourself tweeted a very hostile death threat towards me. Unlike you, I laughed it off.

You campaign against Lese Majesty laws in Thailand and in favor of freedom of speech but you are a total hypocrite. You have done everything in your power to attempt to create McCarthy style social blacklists for people you disagree with. Your latest Facebook post even publicly acknowledges this when you say, “including reporting people to their employers.” While you disagree with Lese Majesty you wish to create a new category of Lese Spooner laws aimed at anyone who holds a viewpoint contrary to your own.

It is quiet clear your public Internet persona is manufactured by yourself in order to turn you into some sort of ‘shock journalist’ and make a name for yourself. You attempt to promote yourself as a champion of the Thai lower class and work to right the injustice against them. Instead of bringing attention to a cause, your writings come off as infantile attempts at cheap tabloid journalism and completely disrespect those you care so passionately about. If you really want to be a journalist you should open up and use your energy to effect something positive. Try offering constructive solutions to problems instead.

I seriously doubt you will be able to pull yourself away from your downward spiral of threats and personal attack based gutter journalism but it is up to you. Prove me wrong.

Yours truly,

@BKKBase

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2 Responses to An Open Letter To Andrew Spooner

  1. Chuck Wow ชักว่ says:

    Spooner just cherry picks stories to drive traffic to the website to sell adsense spots. He’s just an employee, nothing special.

  2. Block Man says:

    Why do you keep editing this blog post?

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