Yet another tiresome, though mostly friendly, piece of journalistic advice for Skintland’s Tribune ahem, ‘professional journalist’.
Guess who wrote the following at the start of the year. Try not to laugh:
“This site’s primary purpose is the provision of facts. We want to persuade people of the merits of independence, but we want to do it with the truth, which is why we have a conspicuous policy of providing links whenever we make factual assertions.”
A prima facie example of facile homily and vacuous bombast explained by the simple epithet – ego out of control alert.
Now take a quick look at the main picture above illustrating this piece and mull over the assertion therein: “we have a conspicuous policy of providing links whenever we make factual assertions.”
Makes you wonder what happened to the policy. Must have been in an SNP white paper or something equally meaningless and empty.
AhDinnaeKen assumes the Rev’s accusation is referring to the poster below from the Scotsman’s comments section on the Susan Calman story.
If the poster had anything to do with AhDinnaeKen, we*’d readily admit to it.
Anyone who came up with the description, ‘Pied Piper of Idiots’ gains kudos in this blogger’s books.
And we*’d have been more than happy to own up to such a post. But the moniker just isn’t this editor’s style.
Longshanker, or any other AhDinnaeKen correspondent for that matter, hasn’t posted on the Scotsman site since the wrong side of last year.
Unfortunately for Mr ‘conspicuous policy’ his policy is conspicuously absent and his accusation is a conspicuous falsehood.
It’s not the first time it’s happened either. We*’re still awaiting the evidence for Wangs accusation that Longshanker is a Labour Unionist.
Ho hum! There’s probably more chance of Firstminster Salmond living down his pasting from Jon Snow on the Channel 4 News on Tuesday than there is of the Rev having the integrity to act according to his own alleged conspicuous code.
Assuming the time stamps on the Scotsman site are correct, Longshanker’s exact location and approximate activity can be verified by over twenty independent individuals at the time the comment(s) above were posted.
So, the Rev’s false accusation begs the question – where’s the evidence?
Any accusations this blogger has ever aimed at the Rev have at least done him the discourtesy of having substance and evidence reinforcing them.
The Rev would do well to follow the example. Otherwise, he looks a bit, y’know, not for the first time, moronically stupid – a limp biscuit so to speak.
Now that’s what I call ahem, ‘professional journalism’.