first time I happened across Chelsea Hoffman was in connection with
convicted murderess Linda Carty. At the time, that arch-liar and
champion of lost causes Clive Stafford Smith was peddling all manner
of lies to the UK media on Carty’s behalf, lies that were by and
large being lapped up. With the notable exception of the New York
TimesSupreme Court correspondent, the US media hasn’t given this
old witch the time of day. Hoffman penned a notable line about
Carty’s execution - which unfortunately has still not taken place:
“The world will not miss this woman.”
was so impressed by that phrase that I wrote a poem based on it. As
things turned out, that was the only thing about Chelsea Hoffman that
has ever impressed me.
I signed up with AllVoices I exchanged some banter with her over
something, I can’t remember what, but it may have been over the
Madeleine McCann case, which is likely now to remain ever unsolved
and thus controversial. Like a lot of know-alls who know fuck all,
Miss Hoffman believes she has the solution to this murder - as it
almost certainly was: the parents did it, and she is not shy with her
criminal profiler Chelsea seems to think this is a startlingly
original hypothesis; criminal profiling is garbage, but if she knew
anything at all about how the police really work she would have
realised that parents, family and friends are always suspects in any
murder or missing person case, however peripherally.
any rate, I made a point or two to Miss Hoffman at some point, to
which she took objection, and next thing threatened - if that is the
right word - to report me to the AllVoices abuse team, or whatever,
boasting that she was a supermoderator. Wow. I was impressed not.
When I responded with a single sentence, I received the following
June 29, 2014
issue has been forwarded to Daniel Roth/AllVoices.
Shortly I received a message from Danny Roth asking me politely to
refrain from contacting her. AllVoices was a bitter disappointment for me for reasons I have explained elsewhere, and after the site revamp
I did not try too hard for readmission. I suspect Miss Hoffman did
though, but clearly her pleas fell on deaf ears, very likely because
of those who had been lobbying to remove her.
last message reminded me of the old saying that all bullies are
cowards; this is not necessarily true but I couldn’t help but note
that it was and is in her case. This is something I’ve noticed in
the real world with (especially) women who are even more odious than
Chelsea Hoffman. People who have big mouths should also have thick
skins. Miss Hoffman is still peddling her wares elsewhere - including
her phony academic qualifications - but with American universities
continuing to offer degrees in such garbage as gender studies, they
are probably no more worthless than many real ones.
everyone you meet on-line is as nasty as they sound; the political
blogger Claire Khaw doesn’t understand the meaning of the word
tact, a quality for which I have found little use myself, including
in the real world. Khaw on the other hand means well, and I think
most people realise I do, but Chelsea Hoffman is just plain nasty.
And spineless with it.