Impostor Blogger Causes Trouble For U.K. Talk Host
February 15, 2010 at 11:53 AM (PT)
Fake blogs created in the name of BAUER MEDIA Talk-AC CITYTALK 1059/LIVERPOOL 10p-2a weeknight host and LIVERPOOL ECHO columnist PETE PRICE has caused PRICE plenty of grief in the past year, but the matter appears to have ended with a warning by police to the impostor. PRICE told the ECHO that someone created two fake blogs in which someone posing as PRICE trashed prominent members of the community.
"It’s made me very angry somebody would create something like this," PRICE told the paper. "My name was being used for the blog and they started saying the most dreadful things about my friends. Word started to get around town about the blog and I got GOOGLE to close it down but then it came back up again and it was more vicious than ever. It was wicked. I was very distressed because my friends were starting to say 'Is it PRICEY?' It came to a head when a jewellers were slagged off and they asked what they had ever done to PETE PRICE.... It was getting out of hand. It was horrendous. I didn’t know when it was going to end."
PRICE has since received an apology letter from the 25 year old blogger; one of the blogs has been shut down but another is still active.