The following was left as a comment on our article “‘New Fathers 4 Justice’ Member Possibly Not Doing Great Things for Fathers or Justice“. It is from the subject of the story, Matthew Starmore. He felt that he wasn’t given a fair shake here, or in many media outlets. As Editor-in-Chief of 8BitDad, I will defend our site by saying that in short blurb stories such as the one linked above, we only offer quick summaries and links to outside news. We put no guarantees on other peoples’ information, and when posting links, they are offered as-is.
So, just as we offered the BBC’s article “at face value”, so too shall we offer Matthew Starmore’s response, after the jump. Please excuse our uncharacteristic lack of humorous pictures, as they don’t fit the story’s tone.
Starmore’s response in its untouched, unedited, un-paginated entirety, left as a comment in the original article (re-printed here, no spelling or grammatical mistakes changed):
Starmore left one more comment: “Yes i was remanded on unfounded allergations but after trial was found NOT GUILTY on all charges ! it may be wourth wild blogging that instead of slating me by airing one side of a story !”
So – is Matthew Starmore a misunderstood father? Perhaps we’ll never know for sure, but 8BitDad would like to thank him for sharing his story with us.