July 30th, 2012

Twitter Spoofer Launches Legal Fight
Mail Bosses’ Extraordinary Allegations Revealed

Guido has learned that the anonymous owner of the spoof Steve Auckland twitter account has launched a legal bid to fight the US subpoena threatening to reveal his identity. The attorney representing the spoofer, who agreed to work pro bono after discussions with Guido, aims to file a motion to quash the Northcliffe Media action in a Californian court today. Twitter had agreed to release the personal information of the account holder on Wednesday but it is understood this process will now be delayed. The fight is on.

Meanwhile Guido has obtained the court document upon which the legal action undertaken by the Daily Mail subsidiary is based. The document makes a series of extraordinary allegations against the spoofer, including that he is guilty of fraud, defamation, libel and even that he hacked a computer in the Northcliffe offices. Nortchliffe, apparently with the consent of the Daily Mail and General Trust, then demand he faces a trial by jury in the States:

The spoofer denies all allegations. His lawyer will see them in court…


  1. 1
    Shabba Ranx says:

    I’ve never heard of any of these people but they all sound like plonkers.

  2. 2
    B Streisand. says:

    Daft Buggers.

  3. 3
    Keith Dovkunts says:

    Feck me!

    Northcliffe Media / the real Steve Dorkland, you’re making c*n*s of yourself!!!

  4. 4
    Nullbymouth says:

    Where is the proof?

  5. 5
    Spartacus says:

    Er what is this about – an extension of the monday cartoon or something?

  6. 6
    tottenham chutzpah says:

    isn’t it odd – the inverse relationship between the quality of some products or services and the self-importance of their providers

    some people just can’t get over themselves

  7. 7
  8. 8
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Very much “the dog ate it” excuse of the modern world.

    How often does anyone gain access to other people’s computers or mail accounts these days by simply guessing a password. I’d even wonder whether the famous “Harriet Harman” one was done by someone who’d heard rumours of how simple it was.

  9. 9
    Daily Fail says:

    I once read that a study of the Daily Fail had revealed the rag has a policy of mentioning Hitler and the H-locaust at least two or three times a week. This is supposed to be a way of making up for the founder, Lord Rothermere’s rather disgusting support for Adolf, not to mention Mussolini. Rothermere: “The minor misdeeds of individual Nazis would be submerged by the immense benefits the new regime is already bestowing upon Germany”.

  10. 10
    Ginger says:

    I see one of the names of the attorneys is Knobbe. The joke writes itself really….

  11. 11
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Perhaps they’re also trying to make up for 40 years of printing pictures of girls with skinny arses.

  12. 12
    pot & kettlovitch? says:


    ….and the spoofer is…..

    Grigory Yevseevich Zinoviev

  13. 13
    Those Muzzo Olumpics in Londonistan says:


    18. Public Stoning – Heavyweight Division – semifinal
    19. Public Stoning – Bantamweight Division – Final
    20. Public Flogging – Ladies – 1000 strokes – 1 hour allowed

  14. 14
    The Tit in No 10 says:

    Which reminds me – I’m jolly spiffing aren’t I?

  15. 15
    Ah! Monika says:

    ” Faces sack “!!!!
    Imagine if the soldier had spat at the dark coloured guard.

  16. 16
    Daily Fail says:

    Paul Dacre is a c-unt.

  17. 17
    Daily Fail says:

    P-ul Dacre is a c-unt.

    And ironically: “According to Nick Davies in his book Flat Earth News, Dacre’s staff call his morning editorial meetings the “Vagina Monologues” because of his habit of calling everybody a “Hunt”.”

  18. 18
    Alexsandr says:

    What is Twitter anyway. And why does it matter?

  19. 19
    Lord Rothermere says:

    Sieg Heil!

  20. 20
    I wish we still had colourful characters like him says:

  21. 21
    Backwoodsman says:

    Good one Fawkes – its reassuring to see all our subscriptions used for a worthy cause.
    Hope the fuckers end up getting substantial damages awarded against them – to go with the universial derision their actions have generated online. Bit of an own goal for their competitors’ advertising sales teams, one would imagine.

  22. 22
    tottenham chutzpah says:

    you are indeed-

    a cockerel strutting and crowing upon his dung-pile

  23. 23
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    According to sky news they could have found a use for all these G$S security guards at the Olympics
    There is a possibility they could be used to fill all the empty seats so the venues look full !

    You really couldn’t make it up !

  24. 24
    A lawyer says:

    It always amazes me how vague and unspecific American pleadings are allowed to be. One looks in vain for any proper details of the basis on which the Defendant is alleged to have hacked their email system. The plea of defamation does not idenitfy the words relied upon as being defamatory, or even the occasion of publication.

    You would never be able to get away with this in an English pleading.

  25. 25
    Mitt Romney says:

    Vladimir Putin can take the refund and fuck off.

    I’m right behind Pussy Riot !

  26. 26
    Sir Aston Martin says:

    All of life is a joke, if one did but know it.

  27. 27
    ed martin says:

    wouldn’t it smell of bullying in our system?

  28. 28
    Sir Aston Martin says:

    His favourite cocktail:

    Half-pint crème de menthe
    Half-pint Fairy Liquid
    Do not shake
    Serve chilled

  29. 29
    Pro Bono says:

    Yer, Norfcliffe, they’re me fans in’t they.

  30. 30
    Only 13 days 11 hours 57 minutes until the Olympics are over! Yay! says:

    Ooh, careful! Even imagining that is quite possibly a hate crime punishable by 6 weeks in prison.

  31. 31
    Trevor Phillip$ - The Qango King says:

    Imagine if the soldier had spat at the dark coloured guard.

    Then we would have come down on him like a ton of bricks.

  32. 32
    G4 unemployees says:

    I’ll definitely turn up now, but only if there’s free food thrown in and the events don’t start before I get up.

    With 2.5 million +unemployed, it must have been really difficult for G4 to be unable to get the security guards to turn up – particularly if they might lose some benefits. G4 – you know they are worth it.

  33. 33
    Simon's Cat says:


  34. 34
    Margaret Moran says:

    My behind has Pussy Rot

  35. 35
    Chloe bender says:

  36. 36
    Apple rounded corners says:

    Nonsense, it’s as intelligently run as our patents system. We’ll sue if you say otherwise.

  37. 37
    La TotteeWatch says:

    It seems ages since we’ve seen / heard any first class french totty Guido – can you arrange for some to cheer us up after all those ugly UK olympic overmuscled types?

  38. 38
    LondonStatto says:

    In any case, I think the logical basis of the argument fails quite obviously.

    Paragraph 10 states that the only way private information could be obtained is by hacking. Clearly untrue: it could have been leaked. Thus the first cause of action should fail.

    Paragraph 41 states that the impersonation was credible. This requires no further comment.

  39. 39
    Ann Elephantine-Memory (Ms) says:

    I thought you were supposed to be atop the bonfire at the qango elimination event.

  40. 40
    Piers Morgan says:

    I couldn’t possibly comment.

  41. 41
    Gaz Chambers says:

    The Mail is filth. What more can one say?

  42. 42
    P.C. Filth says:

    Thank you, sir. Myself and the fifth Mrs. Filth make do with our, carefully preserved, collection of Twinkle magazine, sir. It’s full of handy hints and tips such as: How to perform fellatio without your parents hearing; Making a realistic vagina for your Barbie; Poking the Family Pet’s anus – the dos and don’ts; Having fun with Plasticine; Found your first spot? Try gently inserting a Pencil; If it smells of Fish, Don’t worry – Your best friend’s will smell even Fishier; Even David Cassidy goes plop-plops – experiment with your Friends!; MythBuster EXCLUSIVE: Picking the black seeds from your friend’s belly button Does NOT mean their children will be Born with no Limbs; Changing the Gearing on Sindy’s motorcycle; Men in Macs: What you need to know about that pink protuberance; David Bowie: Is he a girl From another Planet?; The Tooth Fairy – fact or Real?; Sticky-back plastic, and what it will NOT stick to; Ken: Your favorite uncle or Raving poofter?

    Plenty of food for thought, I think you’ll agree, sir. Over…

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