Joan McAlpine accuses AhDinnaeKen of hate preaching, libel and smears. The Parliamentary Liaison Officer further compounds the accusation by stating that Longershanker would be charged if his identity was exposed. Do I smell a challenge or is is just standard Tu Quoque politico pish on a plate? AhDinnaeKen takes a look.
OOER READERS, another case of the Potty throwing stones in the glasshouse at the kettle.
This time, it’s Joan McAlpine, Parliamentary Liaison Officer to the First Minister doing the casting of the first stones.
On Easter Sunday too. Tsk tsk. If you had shame Joan, you should hide your head in it.
AhDinnaeKen will come straight to the point now that the preliminary pleasantries are out of the way.
Take a look at the Tweets above and then consider the following:
Joan Tweets a link to her 6,000+ followers pointing them to a Wangs piece which exposes Labour MP Ian Davidson fibbing on camera about his voting record on the bedrooom tax.
Woo hoo! Result for the SNP! They’ve been desperately trying to discredit and smear the ignoramus Scottish Affairs Committee bootboy for ages and now they’ve got him.
Smears, libel and lies
But, and this is a big BUT. Take a closer look at Joan’s Tweet. It draws attention to Wangs, not the real disseminator of the exposee.
Why not? Surely such a scoop needs the correct attribution by a Parliamentary Liaison Officer?
A big question needing answered and, indeed, the reason AhDinnaeKen used our back up Twitter account to contact Joan.
The politician cannae take it captain
Joan blocked Ergasiophobe after this piece lampooned her record for wasting Parliamentary time. So the phrase “can gie it oot but cannae take it” comes to mind. But ho hum – I digress.
Longershanker asks Joan why endorse Wangs as the disseminator of the piece and uses the hashtag #endorsement to make a point.
The reply encapsulates everything which is wrong with Joan, the SNP and the Yes campaign – because, y’know, they’re more or less undiscernible (apologies to Patrick Harvie who is, of course, estimable).
In classic Tu Quoque politico mode, Joan makes the ridiculous claim that Longershanker would be charged if exposed. Ooer Missus!
In the context of the Tweet we* can only assume she means charged with, smearing, libel, hate preaching or anonymity.
So here’s the rub Joan. You have now committed the same alleged crime you accuse me of.
If you really believe I have a case to answer, have me charged.
I’ll hand myself into the nearest police station or lawyer’s office – wherever’s easiest – so that my real identity becomes known to you.
As, I suspect, your claim is just another empty, libellous, sham Nationalist assertion, I demand you apologise to me for so ably demonstrating the attributes of smear, libel and #internetnutcase-ism.
And, just to show how fair minded, honest and tolerant I am, I even promise to apologise here over any alleged smears, libels, hate preaching etc., I’m alleged to have committed throughout the whole of my Twitter and AhDinnaeKen career.
Oh. And one last word of wisdom, for free, to you Joan: You’re getting too long in the tooth to be a Tu Quoque tease these days.
Have another glass of Pinot Grigio or a wee white whine. You plainly haven’t had enough for the day.
Longshanker – Editor of AhDinnaeKen.