Wings Over Scotland: Tedious cretinous moron? Or partisan monkey with a typewriter?

AhDinnaeKen has no specific mandate other than to casually ridicule SNP Murdoch whores. Regular readers will know that this blog occasionally likes to  turn its gaze on the frothing risibly laugable rantings of Wangs Over Skintland. Herein is a small example of why AhDinnaeKen is still laughing at the self proclaimed, ahem, ‘professional journalist’.

"...committed to old-fashioned fair-minded and honest reporting." - except for when it gets it embarrassingly and basically wrong. Ho hum.

“…committed to old-fashioned fair-minded and honest reporting.” – except, wihout the fair mindedness, honesty or reporting – so it’s just committed then.

By Longshanker

Q: When can a claim of professional journalism be considered to be a bogus claim of professional journalism?

A: When it is an, ahem, ‘professional journalism’ claim made by Wangs Over Skintland .

WHILE it’s usually like shooting Xmas Turkeys in a 1979 barrel of matured SNP assertion pish, AhDinnaeKen could not resist poking fun at a recent post authored by Wangs’ Rev Stu-pid Camp-bell – the ‘media monitor’ mendicant.

Entitled “Nest of lies” it purports to dissemble, deconstruct and destroy the despicable ‘dirty trick’ lies of the hateful imperialistic Better Together campaign.

In this instance Wangs draws our* attention to a recently distributed propaganda leaflet intended to visually and figuratively demonstrate the lack of diplomatic influence an independent Scotland would probably have in a post-Independence world.

270 Embassies and Consulates throughout the world. Only 206 sovereign nations shock.

270 Embassies and Consulates throughout the world. Only 206 sovereign nations shock.

So far, so predictable.

It’s standard low-brow scaremongering stuff and, as a casual pathologically shallow believer of anything the MSM or Better Together produce, it has AhDinnaeKen quaking in its traitorous quisling anti-Scots boots at the prospect of Independence. Ooer! I’m scared.

But, and this is where the fun starts, the Rev can’t even get basic facts right and, tediously predictably as a consequence, ends up with metaphorical egg on his lack of self awareness face.

In section No. 2 of his dissembling deconstruct of destruction he says the following:

“We’re not sure how the UK manages to have 270 embassies and consulates when there are only 206 sovereign nations on the planet. It would seem that there might be grounds for some pruning to be done there.”

Indeed! There might be some room for pruning to be done. Let’s just say it’s not from whoever put the Better Together leaflet together however.

It’s journalism at its most simplistic and basic, but the checking and double checking of facts is a central tenet of, ahem, ‘professional journalism’.

Put simply, in the Rev Stu-pid example cited here, you can have more than 270 Embassies and consulates dotted throughout the world – basic standard grade geography stuff.

Embassies deal with major diplomatic tasks, Consulates with minor diplomatic tasks.

In America, the UK has an Embassy in Washington and Consulates in  Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Orlando, and San Francisco.

It took AhDinnaeKen all of ten seconds to find that out on the web. Ho hum.

"First they laugh at you, then they keep laughing at you, then they pish themselves laughing, and then they die." - Ahlafma Heidaff Gamdhi

“First they laugh at you, then they keep laughing at you, then they pish themselves laughing, and then they die.” – Ahlafma Heidaff Gamdhi

Yet, when it was pointed out to Rev Stu-pid by a commenter going by the name of Hermione who said the following:

“Er, because you have one EMBASSY per country but you may have multiple CONSULATES. Happy to help. (Er, but shouldn’t a professional journalist know about this stuff?)”

The Rev reacted in typically Stu-pid, ahem, ‘professional journalism’ style:

“Sure, in much the same way that you should know that oil production figures are meaningless when presented in isolation from oil prices. But there you go, eh?”

Whatever that’s supposed to mean, seeing as Hermione made no reference to oil in the whole thread.

So, anytime the Rev needs some help on the basics of, ahem, ‘professional journalism’ AhDinnaeKen, like Hermione, will be more than happy to help.

We might even donate a pound, so long as he makes a solemn promise to do some basic journalistic study with it.

AhDinnaeKen – glad to have done its bit for “old-fashioned fair-minded and honest reporting.”

N.B. Do you think the Rev’s grown a pair yet?

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10 Comments

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10 responses to “Wings Over Scotland: Tedious cretinous moron? Or partisan monkey with a typewriter?

  1. George Laird

    Can I just say freedom….. thank you, and also we need some people to go back to skool like the Rev Stu

  2. Donate your pound George, with the proviso that he attends basic journalism school.

    Regards

  3. Ellen Hoolihan

    Just want to say this is my first time here and I find your tone offensive. Why actively belittle someone–(who actually has a huge following)? You are actually belittling your fellow countrymen, who you’ll have to live with no matter which way the vote goes. It also does not add to the discussion–and a good discussion is what we need.
    Not impressed with this site!

    • Thankyou Ellen for your earnest lesson in bombastic pomposity.

      Just want to say this is my first time here and I find your tone offensive.

      Cheers. Glad to have been of help. Anytime guv.

      Why actively belittle someone–(who actually has a huge following)?

      I don’t belittle anyone. They belittle themselves as the piece clearly illustrates. I assume you’re one of the ‘huge’ following.

      You are actually belittling your fellow countrymen, who you’ll have to live with no matter which way the vote goes.

      See answer above. Spare me the sanctimony. Research what you’re ‘actually’ defending first. Then, and only then, you’ll have earned the right to chastise me.

      Until then – bore someone else with the faux self righteousness.

      Regards.

    • “You are actually belittling your fellow countrymen….”

      And Wings does what, precisely? Seems to me much of the debate on there is actually all about “belittling fellow countrymen”, although perhaps by “countrymen” you simply mean acolytes of Rev Stu rather than ‘non-believers’ who actually live here.

      Tell me, is an utter lack of self-awareness a prerequisite for supporting Wings?

  4. Richard Charlwood

    Congratulations on your site. I’ve been looking around for something that puts the pish from Wings over Scotland and Newsnet Scotland into perspective. Can I use some of what you wrote? I’m writing some material about the benefits of the union in response to some guff Wings have been preaching. I have found your site really helpful.

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