Infamy! Infamy! The Rev has it infamy

Yet another tiresome, though mostly friendly, piece of journalistic advice for Skintland’s Tribune ahem, ‘professional journalist’.

"When one person makes an accusation, check to be sure he himself is not the guilty one. Sometimes it is those whose case is weak who make the most clamour."- Piers Anthony.  Empty evidenceless assertions. The Nationalist Modus Operandi

“When one person makes an accusation, check to be sure he himself is not the guilty one. Sometimes it is those whose case is weak who make the most clamour.”- Piers Anthony. Empty evidenceless assertions – the Nationalist Modus Operandi. Tsk Tsk. Ahem, ‘professional journalism ‘alert.

By Longshanker

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.

We* loved "Pied Piper of Idiots". Wished we*'d thought of it.

We* loved “Pied Piper of Idiots”. Wished we*’d thought of it.

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’.



Filed under CyberNats, Wangs Watch

4 responses to “Infamy! Infamy! The Rev has it infamy

  1. Dear Longshanker

    Time to view the camel Nicola Sturgeon will use to lead the SNP into the political desert to die after Salmond loses indyref.

    I am amusing myself with technology.


  2. George

    I assume you’re using After Effects.

    The learning curve seems relatively steep and time consuming.

    Any thoughts? I’m interested in using it myself some time.


  3. Dear Longshanker

    “I assume you’re using After Effects.

    Yes, I am using after effects.

    “The learning curve seems relatively steep and time consuming”.

    I think you can safely say learning is quite steep especially when you don’t know your way round the after effects programme.

    And then comes the how to use it part while compositing your clips. However, there is a ton of material online and books available to buy. The more you learn, read and watch others, the more you know how much you don’t know.

    Once you get the programme running, the best way I can describe using after effects is like making a sandwich.

    You have the bottom layer (background) and you add in other elements.

    For example in my recent test material, I took a Yes Scotland video and added in a Camel, keying out the green screen; then looping the camel clip. That was quite simple, I remember watching someone in SNP doing a political video using windows movie maker, this stuff is light years beyond that.

    “Any thoughts? I’m interested in using it myself some time”.

    The biggest resource is youtube for tutorials, I started by looking at a guy who done tutorials on getting started:

    There are 39 tutorials in this series. I downloaded the lot so I could watch them offline, short clips of the various sizes covering the programme various tools.

    It got me started and helped a lot. Luckily the VFX community is quite open and people publish how to do stuff in detail all the time.

    I hope you like the clip of the camel, I find it really funny, and got some positive feedback from people privately.

    If you need any advice, willing to share what knowledge I have and try and point you in right direction.

    Yours sincerely

    George Laird
    The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

  4. Thankyou George

    A wee bit too far on the time consumption scale for me George, unfortunately. 😦

    Appreciate the advice. Thankyou. 🙂

    The camel works as a technical composition, but you can see the loop jump back to the beginning which draws attention to it being a technical trick.

    If it had made a comment about Borgen or Calman or Currency or something, it could have had satirical potential.

    Nice attempt though. I like it. Keep up the good work. Looking forward to some funny sketches in the future.


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