April Fool in Dundalk

It looks like the April Fool gambit of the blogger (formerly known as “Dermot Ahern”) pulled in Sunday Times reporter Derbhail McDonald. Mr (or Mrs, Miss, or Ms) El Paso has protected his/her annonymity from the start, and has created some major waves in the process. The blog has been known to ruffle feathers amongst organisations as diverse as Vodafone and Sinn Fein. Though it has started the stem of a conversation on the double edged nature of that kind of blogging sting.

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty

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