Bogus postings on the internet purporting to come from Bob
Goodall & Margaret Payne
In light of yesterdays internet libel case it is timely to
warn journalists to beware of the numerous bogus postings currently
being made in our names on various websites by some carpetbaggers.
Not all carpetbaggers do this. These postings are often abusive
about others and are intended to hurt & mislead.
A rule of thumb you can apply to weed out the bogus messages
is that as Christian folk we try not to use rude or abusive
language. We do not threaten. Basically we try and treat others
as we would like to be treated. Although we reserve the right
to take legal action it is highly unlikely that we ever would.
1)We personally believe that slander is not resolved as a result
of litigation but through Gods way of doing things.
2) That the internet should be left alone. That control could
cause more harm that good and who knows one day we might rely
on it to help protect our freedoms and disseminate information.
3) Repeated inappropriate postings devalue the sender rather
than the subject.
4) libel law is not available to all. It seems to be the domain
of the rich and powerful. Perhaps the interests of natural justice
would be best served by making libel law available to no-one
5) We are all human. All people (ourselves included) can make
rash comments in the heat of the moment that we regret. It would
not be right to seek to ruin people because of their humanity.
Very best wishes and enjoy your day Bob Goodall & Margaret
Payne co-ordinator “Save Our Building Societies” campaign