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Sep 28, 2010

Don't you know who I'm not?

There's no argument that the Herald Sun's Andrew Bolt has one of the most re

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There’s no argument that the Herald Sun’s Andrew Bolt has one of the most read blogs in Australia, so you’d presume that most of the people within the News Ltd empire would have more than a passing familiarity with it. It turns out, when it comes to The Australian at least, that’s not necessarily the case.

As many of you will remember, back in August Andrew Bolt complained about the twitter account that parodied him, and went so far as to add his post about it to the sidebar of his blog.

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So no confusion there then? Strangely enough this information doesn’t appear to have filtered through to whoever was responsible for collating some of the twitter responses to James Massola’s unmasking of the author of Grog’s Gamut.

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What’s that last tweet?

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I’m surprised that the name “Fake Andrew Bolt” on @andrewbolt’s profile didn’t raise any red flags. I must admit, however, that I find it interesting that people at The Australian have more interest in Grog’s two thousand hit a month blog than Andrew Bolt’s two million hit a month one, I guess that sometimes you can discern between volume and value.

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12 comments

12 thoughts on “Don’t you know who I’m not?

  1. Captain Obvious

    I’m Andrew Bolt!

  2. Pica

    According to Bolt’s own blog there are around 40 fake Andrew Bolt twitter accounts and rising.

    What an existential morass, someone needs to get dibs on the ‘Real Fake Andrew Bolt’ twitter account, pronto!

  3. surlysimon

    Ern
    I am still waiting for the great unmasking of @(fake)andrewbolt

    My twitter still just says @andrewbolt, I must still have old twitter, how will I cope if I don’t have new twitter???

  4. shepherdmarilyn

    I actually used to work with Richard Bolt – he was PA for Dr Norm Sanders when I was PA for John Coulter – we had a near death, falling out of the sky experience together.

    He is so nice.

  5. confessions

    LOL. I saw someone tweet this earlier.

    The Oz has been letting its Unhinging get in the way of its usual reporting agenda pushing.

  6. Ern Malleys cat

    I bet the journalist knew it was (one of the) fake Andrew Bolt (apparently on New Twitter all his posts say fake) and was merely trying to keep the whole thing going by bringing the Real Bolt out to try to unmask the fake ones.
    And the Oz will get more hits and talk about itself.

  7. shinsko

    shepherdmarilyn,

    Is Andrew Bolt real?

    In the sense that real refers to being genuine and authentic, {Snip – I know what you mean, but it could be read another way by someone wanting to be difficult – Dave} and not artificial then the answer is clear – Bolt is not real.

    In the sense that he has a verifiable existence – Bolt is real.

  8. monkeywrench

    shepherdmarilyn….well, no, now you bring it up. For someone to be “real” in my book, they should actually mean what they say, and not posture for their readership. He’s impersonating someone that he desperately wants to be.

  9. sickofitall

    Stupidity breeds stupidity…. it’s the circle of life

  10. shepherdmarilyn

    Is Andrew Bolt real?

  11. Angra

    Ah, but which fake Andrew Bolt are we talking about? According to Bolt’s own blog there are around 40 fake Andrew Bolt twitter accounts and rising.

  12. monkeywrench

    I think most journalists find him an acute embarrassment.

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