Wednesday 22 February 2017

O'Doherty: You can't legislate for online manners

Published 26/07/2015 | 02:30

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Jew. Fag. Fat. Greasy. Bigot. Racist. Homophobe. Misogynist. Creep. Better off dead.

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That's a selection of some of the choicer comments lobbed in my general direction in the last week or so. And this has been a fairly quiet week.

What I didn't receive in the last seven days was a fervent hope that one day me and my 'Jew bitch wife' would one day be marched into the ovens. Nor was there an online poll about which disease I should die from (that was from last year - bowel disease was the winner, by the way. Which was nice.)

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