Yesterday I wrote a post about the antics of South Australian Member of the Legislative Council, Ann Bressington. It was in regard to Bressington’s refusal to admit inciting death threats from her followers, by posting a wanted poster of Federal health Minister Tanya Plibersek, whilst refusing to delete and admonish these comments and those who made them. Having already posted the wanted poster three times Bressington posted it again, last night, in what can only be perceived as a childish lashing out. Bressington has been in attack mode ever since members of the community and the press have questioned her behaviour. Tory Shepherd has written another article, today, about the behaviour of anti-science denialists who like to attack.
Last night, Bressington blocked me on Facebook. This must mean that I can no longer see her public posts from her Facebook profile. Anyway. At the same time that she blocked me, Bressington also posted this public notice to me, on her Facebook profile, from where she blocked me:
TO THE PEOPLE OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA, PETER TIERNEY (REASONABLE HANK).
Today my Personal Assistant received an email from Mr. Peter Tierney in relation constituent wanting to meet with me about posting the poster below on my facebook page a couple of days ago.
First of all let me say that my staff are off limits to the individuals who are running a smear campaign in relation to this poster. We have office procedures in place that allow for schedule planning. My assistant gave instructions for the constituent to forward his concerns via email her email, which is office protocol. At no time did my assistant deny a face-to face with me, because she says it was NOT requested. She merely requested that he follow the same procedure as everyone else is required to do. My Personal Assistant is responsible for managing my diary as the title would suggest.
Do I condone “death threats on my facebookpage”? No I do not condone death threats in any forum and absolutely NOT on my facebook page.
As I have stated on the “Ann Bressington Appreciation” facebook page that appears to have been established as nothing more than a slur page. I DID NOT SEE THE ALLEGED DEATH THREAT. After review of that page it would be clear that I made no further contribution to that post.
I reposted it later to inform people that Tory Shepherd had questioned me about whether or not I believed Tanya Pliberseck was guilty of crimes against humanity and as I stated my response was “given the peer reviewed scientific studies done on the toxicity of fluoride for human ingestion I believed it was negligent of any health Minister or Dept of health Official not to look at those studies”. I terminated the conversation.
I reposted it again requesting that people remove the post from their walls. Again making no comment on the post and NOT aware that an alleged death threat had been made.
I was NOT responsible for creating the poster and did post it to my wall believing that it was harmless and was an individuals way of expressing their dissatisfaction with forced water fluoridation. I do not believe it was ‘intended to incite violence” otherwise I would not have posted it as I have NOT posted other racial or violent posts on my page. I hope this explanation is sufficient for the people of South Australia and Mr. Peter Tierney. If the constituent in question wants to meet with me the procedure is as follows. Send an email to my PA with your concerns. We will schedule and appointment at the first available day and time to address your concerns.
Basically, knowing that the poster has incited her followers, the poster which Bressington calls “harmless”, she goes ahead and posts it again. Bressington did disingenuously ask people not to share the poster, by sharing the poster again, on February 27 2013. Her supporters gleefully acknowledged that they would share it again:
But, back to Bressington’s public notice and the issue of incitement. Remember that Bressington states, clearly, that “my Personal Assistant received an email from Mr. Peter Tierney”, directly implying harassment, by me, of her staff? Here is what one of Bressington’s followers has advised, after the usual calls of abuse:
Unfortunately for Bressington, I have not sent her any emails. I have not contacted her office in any way. I have not requested any face-to-face meetings with her.
I expect Bressington will now make this fact clear to her abusive followers, and correct the record.
For some lighter relief, some stunning comments were made about me by her followers on another thread where Bressington had incited her followers. This is glorious: