Who is this twat Tim Fenton?

Worstall has appeared occasionally on the Zelo Street radar as he has cheered on Nigel “Thirsty” Farage and UKIP, denounced Warren Buffet as a “liar” for being of inconvenient opinion, and told how the CP, which operates train services in his adopted country of Portugal, has sent its rolling stock to the UK for refurbishment, which it has not.

Erm, I\’m a member of UKIP, I stood for them in the Euro-Parliament elections and in the run up to that election I was one of the press officers for the party.

What the fuck am I supposed to do, not cheer on the Leader of the party I\’m a member of, standing for and working for? Not cheer on the party I\’m a member of, standing for and working for?

We\’re not all like the Labour Party you know, where the only reason for standing in front of someone is so that they can be knifed in the back.

As to Buffett, no, I said he was either mistaken, badly informed, or not telling quite the whole and true story (you do not, in any US media outlet, get to call Buffett a liar). Which he was, one at least of the three, as he ignored the effect of the corporate income tax on his tax rate.

As to sending rolling stock to the UK: I\’d be amazed if I did claim that to be honest although with several million words of mine out there I can\’t prove that I didn\’t. What I do recall saying is that they had contracted out some of the refurb work on some rolling stock to a UK company. Which they did, for I would quite often have a pint with the bloke running the programme. I even went down to the works where they were doing it, had a look round and helped them dispose of some copper/silver/cadmium scrap from that refurb work.

So I think we\’ll be taking Mr. Fenton\’s views on \”facts\” as being variable, shall we?

As to this:

Forbes gives what are no more than op-ed pieces the grand title of “reports”, and so Worstall’s is given a gravitas it does not merit:

There\’s a hint on the Forbes site actually. The link to the stories, the URL in fact:

http://blogs.forbes.com/timworstall/

It\’s a blog matey, a blog.

He also confuses Laurie Penny’s Comment is Free (CiF) piece with Guardian news reporting: “the direct allegation that the Guardian published yesterday” being his actual words.

CiF is not Guardian editorial. Or perhaps Worstall would like to explain the presence there of folks like Norman Tebbit?

Or, indeed, the occasional presence of Tim Worstall on CiF. Pieces which are indeed published by The Guardian. And paid for by them as well.

None of which means \”Guardian published\” and \”Guardian news reporting\” are the same thing.

So, other than someone living in a place famous for being where people change trains but do not visit, who is this Tim Fenton?

18 comments on “Who is this twat Tim Fenton?

  1. he comes across in the same over-confident, self-consciously blokey manner as Bob Piper…

    Tim adds: no, we like Bob Piper around here. Disagree with perhaps, but like…..Old Labour might be wrong but it is part of the conversation..

  2. has anyone ever referred to Farage as “thirsty” Farage? Fenton seems very keen on these leading, slightly ad hom pointers. There was one postwhere he refers to “sailor” Heath. Back in the 70s, Heath was “grocer” Heath if referred to in such a way, wasn’t he? The relentless way that Fenton uses the technique when he names any public figure not in the Communist Party suggests a slightly odd cast of mind.

  3. He’s the guy who called you out on the ridiculous comment that:

    ‘the Millie Dowler voicemails “would have disappeared after 72 hours whether they were listened to or not”’

    What *was* that all about anyway Tim? You must know that’s absolute tosh.

  4. He’s updated his post with a response. That whooshing noise you heard over the North Atlantic was him missing the point.

  5. The adjectives Tim F uses are the standard Private Eye ones, as is his general writing style (does Private Eye have a “slightly odd cast of mind”? Arguably so, but that doesn’t stop it being useful. And distinctly not a mouthpiece of the Communist party)

  6. JuliaM is right. A nobody. Not many comments to his posts, somewhere near the bottom of the list of blogs, and he seems to continually miss the point of many articles he tries to rubbish.

  7. The adjectives Tim F uses are the standard Private Eye ones …

    Certainly I recall “thirsty” being used in the Eye, but not “Sailor” [Heath] as a euphemism for being gay (I presume it’s not a reference to the person’s skills as a yachtsmen). Perhaps I’m not old enough.

  8. Fenton is a grade A tosser. The sort of self-assured obnoxious pillock adverse to dissenting opinion that he should have much face time in the media as possible, along with Dick Murphy. The electorate would warm to them the same they would an inoperable brain tumour and respond with their votes accordingly.

  9. What’s wrong with being called Tim? Just because Fenton is an alleged cunt doesn’t make me one. Who are you calling a fucking cunt? Are you calling me a cunt? You right wing twats. You are the fucking cunts. FUCKERS

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