Unreasonable demands of Gahraman and Marvelly

Golriz Gahraman is active on Twitter and attracts a lot of attention, including criticism and personal attacks. Some of her tweets leave her open to valid criticism, but some of the attention is way over the top, and some of it is unwarranted. Like this:

This sort of attack is common. I’ve been criticised for not posting on things I haven’t seen or haven’t had time to deal with. It can get to ridiculous levels – I’ve been criticised for being not ‘balanced’ for not mentioning a whole lot of historical stuff in posts.

Replied to him because he was being a dick. That doesn’t mean they should react to whatever someone else says they should.

@HarrtBStard responded:

I asked about your outrage and was quite right suggesting there was none. Your deflected guilt towards me is outstanding. Noting not once during this brief exchange have I attacked you.

This is pathetic. And wrong.

He (presuming it’s a he) attacked them (with connotations of stalking) for not commenting on one of a huge number of stories in the world. Rather than address the story himself he tried to turn it into a lame attack on people with no responsibility for the story.

Gahraman and Marvelly put themselves out there in social media so should expect criticism, but being criticised for not commenting on something you haven’t seen is just ridiculous – and I think can be seen as a form of harassment.

19 Comments

  1. robertguyton

     /  October 2, 2018

    Alternatives to their responses would be; don’t respond; Mr Bastard seems a … or take the opportunity to comment on the case of the Baghdad killing. It’s interesting to see how the antagonist plays the trolling game by being un-pin-downable, then sets himself up as the hurt party (you’re bulling me, I didn’t say anything wrong!!) I read an interesting piece recently about debating and how unimportant facts are to most debates, how set the beliefs of all involved, audience as well, and the futility of trying to change minds through debate. It’s a process too easy to game. Commenting on blogs is much the same, although there is the occasional sign of movement with some posters. Others, none.

    • PDB

       /  October 2, 2018

      For a change you are right – they shouldn’t have bothered responding. The guy is a prat in this particular case.

      Elsewhere the selective indignation/ outrage of people such as Marvelly, Golriz and Mau are well established in ignoring major news events within NZ that don’t fit with their political beliefs – the sexual assault claims arising from the Labour youth camp comes to mind as the most clear example.

      • It’s not a very dignified look for an MP to engage in this primary school level nyah nyah nyah….Twitter is one step up from passing notes in the classroom.

        • robertguyton

           /  October 2, 2018

          In political-speak, it’s called “doing a Jude”.

  2. David

     /  October 2, 2018

    Twitter is such a cesspit, cant be good for anyones mental well being.

  3. artcroft

     /  October 2, 2018

    Tragedy about that Iraqi girl. No doubt shot up by secular atheists defending their Iraqi values.

  4. Gezza

     /  October 2, 2018

    Harry picked his handle well. Should’ve added a D for dense. Now that the ladies question have identified him as a drongo they should ignore from now on.

    • Gezza

       /  October 2, 2018

      *in question
      *ignore him

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  October 2, 2018

      Harry is giving bastards a bad name. Like the one who just delivered a completely unforecasted shower of rain in the middle of my steps staining.

      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  October 2, 2018

        The sod didn’t like that comment and just launched a full on deluge.

        • Kitty Catkin

           /  October 2, 2018

          What about the cloudburst when I was walking to the book fair and there was nowhere to shelter ? It has never seemed such a long walk before. I didn’t even have an umbrella because I was stupid enough to believe the forecast. What a silly girl I am.

          • robertguyton

             /  October 2, 2018

            Doesn’t Corky have a rain-making device of some sort…

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  October 2, 2018

              He is a wet blanket; is that what you mean ?

              He also claims to have a cloudbuster that he doesn’t use to help in droughts because cloudbuster owners don’t (supply own excuse for not doing this and wanting to show that they don’t work)

      • Griff.

         /  October 2, 2018

        Gee Alan try getting a weather forecast.
        Met service Occasional showers all day .
        Same as mine.
        Pissed down first thing when I went to feed the worms in the short drop.

        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  October 2, 2018

          I use accuweather because it is usually better than Met service forecasts up here.

          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  October 2, 2018

            Not too bad, was 90% finished and had done all the horizontal surfaces first. Had a bit of sun since and might get it finished today if it stays clesr.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  October 2, 2018

              Simple. Borrow the cloudbuster and use it the other way up. If it can make rain when it’s aimed at the sky, it should be able to stop it when it’s aimed at the earth.

  5. sorethumb

     /  October 3, 2018

    I don’t imagine [Use proper names] or Lizzy would be on the news feeds that would alert one to Islamic transgressions. I think that’s B’stard’s point?