Comments received yesterday from anonymous students at Chetham’s School of Music aroused suspicion. Certain phrases and sentences were sometimes identical. It looked as if a campaign was being orchestrated to dominate the conversation on Slipped Disc.
Sure enough, the evidence dropped into our inbox this morning. Here are some exchanges between the organisers:
students …have been holding an intense conversation about the unfair media ashing of Chets (as they see it) since last night. They orchestrated an attack on Norman’s blog and have also started a fb page entitled COME ON CHETS STUDENTS!! We can conquer this blog by storm!! Come on let’s TAKE THEM OUT!!!
All I’m seeing is gwen fucking gwen. And twat faced Norman!! They need slapping across the face with a cock!
Seeing as Norman lebrecht likes stirring shit so much, let’s put him in a vat of it and shut the lid. Tight.
And more of the same, clearly the products of an enlightened education.
We have reluctantly raised the barrier on comments on this topic, refusing to accept identical posts or those from anonymous and pseudonymous contributors. More worrying is the hysterical atmosphere that is being fostered within Chet’s, a state of siege mentality that cannot be helping the students and their education.