It’s hard for any remotely aware and rational person not to barefaced laugh at some Scottish Nationalist types. If you can watch Firstminster’s Questions for any extended period of time and not come to the conclusion that Whollyrude as a whole would be greatly served by a bird-flu pandemic or spending time on an East Lothian NHS waiting list, you’re a better person than AhDinnaeKen isnae. And now we have the question of how to perceive the Scotland on Sunday’s latest image to illustrate a book review.
By Hippy Krit
EVEN BY AhDinnaeKen’s low expectations of the Scottish Nationalist stereotype, it’s been a bad day.
The Scotland on Sunday newspaper uses its own copyrighted and doctored image to illustrate a book review exposing some ahem, uncomfortable facts, about Scottish Nationalism’s history and the next thing you know the Nationalists are all up in arms crying like big spoiled babies.
It might be possible to trace the phenomenon back to the litigation culture of the USA, but it’s becoming harder and harder to stomach just how whiny certain Scottish Nationalist types are becoming these days.
Everywhere you look some CyberNationalist or other is bleating about some perceived misdeed enacted against their righteous and sanctimonious cause by the evil and oppressive Unionist backed mainstream media.
One hate preaching stereotypical bleating Nationalist even went so far as to photographically portray the present day Royals – whom Alex Salmond wants to keep for an Independent Scotland – as Nazi supporters.
The mere act of using an image to suggest that not everything is rosey in the Nationalist Thistle garden is now condemned as the “lowest, rankest depth plumbed by any Scottish newspaper this year, if not for several years.”
It’s the sort of irony free statement that adds fuel to the fire of disbelieving mockery and raucous laughter rumbling throughout the ancient and modern lands of oor ain wee Alba.
Haw haw – get ower it ya bunch of whinin’ babies. It’s an image which has achieved exactly what it set out to do – provoke debate and draw attention to the review of the book involved.
The default response to any kind of slight or challenge nowadays seems to be to shriek that you’re being bullied or persecuted or oppressed or subjugated or colonised, and demand – often via your blog or the threat of your twitter account – that nobody should ever dare question or criticise your cause in any way.
And as a result, the default position of the alternative donation led media is to cringe and whinge, bleat and whine and instantly do the same thing the mainstream media are accused of.
Now that’s what I call ahem, ‘professional journalism’.
Is AhDinnaeKen alone in wishing people were allowed to shout at each other a bit when they felt strongly about something, without everyone getting all faux offended or crying like a ‘professional’ baby?
It’s starting to look increasingly like it is, and that makes us pish oorsels laffin while simultanesouly trying not to choke on oor coffee.
Does anyone know a good ahem, ‘professional journalist’.