I might have guessed you would just attack me and my credidentials. It is what I would expect of a right-wing, public school male.
It does not matter who I am.
What matters are the questions that I have raised.
The telephone call you taped with Steve Roach was quite clearly not for your personal use. You have written about it extensively on your blog and on Twitter. The call is now quite famous. Therefore it was illegal for you to record it without asking Mr Roach for his permission.
Why do you think that when you call your bank, for example, they sometimes ask you for permission to tape the call? To pass the time of day? No, because it the law.
Next, I was not criticising your credentials as journalist. If you have written more articles than I reffered to, then great. The issue is were you working as a journalist when you taped that call? Had you been commissioned by someone to write about Mr Roach or to investigate him? Had you reasonable suspicion that he had committed a crime
Why do you think you can just tape people's phone calls whenever you want to?
Unauthorised surveillance is important. You need to answer these questions in an honest and thoughtful way - not just with abuse.