Well, Scanlan’s a minor celebrity in Taiwan’s foreign community due to his own self-promotion and nerves of steel.
His website alone is an amalgam of truth and lies, as are a few of his news articles. His sidekick , Mr. F, is also well-known as a sometime ‘media jokester’. As was their pal, Peter Perves, before them.
Their continued efforts to bill Expo Extra as original and comic insight into this wee community are admirable, and in my opinion, it presents them as an open target for ridicule, potential hostility and other shenanigans.
I’m sure Scanlan appreciates this sort of coverage, and no doubt, whether he is the culprit or not of ‘bovine’ postings, he couldn’t care less if you didn’t censor. I’m guessing this longtime friend would find the whole business rather amusing and I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s propping up the bar somewhere giggling about it with his cronies right now.
Oh my god, there’s a plane down in Queens as I’ve typed this…yikes! and I’m supposed to leave next Tuesday for the US!!!
Guess in the big picture pseudo-Scanlan postings are not so important.