Behold the arbiter of truth and decency
The site is an aggregator, copying and pasting from all manner of other media outlets. So the Tel changed Gilligan’s article to read “Articles by Mr Li are published on 4th Media”. This has produced the second example of the domino effect, as by making its correction, the Tel has knocked over the main thrust of a subsequent hit piece by the perpetually thirsty Paul Staines and his rabble at the Guido Fawkes blog.
A clear smear to kick off the post ...
It gets worse for The Great Guido: the claim “Eric Li’s articles and lectures were published and cross-posted by 4th Media ‘with permission’” suggests that Li approved of the copying and pasting. But the phrase “with permission” is only present because it, too, was part of the copying and pasting. And it gets worse still in very short order.
... and here's the rest, in case deletion is attempted
Rowing back from Gilligan’s article has not only shown that the Telegraph brand has fallen a long way from the time when it could be regarded as a paper of record, but has also exposed the Fawkes folks as puppets of the media establishment, ready to join the feeding frenzy, but equally disposable when push comes to shove. As can be seen, their post making arguably defamatory suggestions about Eric X Li has been screen shotted.
Defaming media-savvy millionaires for a bit of fun was always going to be a risky business. The Great Guido may have just taken one risk too far. Another fine mess, once again.