WELL FANCY that. Self styled “robust polemicist” Stuart Campbell of the Wings Over Scotland blog has cried ‘wolf’ and threatened a perfectly legitimate critic with a “police visit” followed by potential court action. What a whining bleating crybaby! Surely someone who said “Are we alone in wishing people were allowed to shout at each other a bit when they felt strongly about something, without everyone being arrested or sued?” could tolerate a little scrutiny of their blog? Apparently not. AhDinnaeKen investigates:
By Blub-Blub Campbell
IT STARTED on Twitter with a casual tweet and a challenging rebuttal. It ended with a deleted death threat/wish and an authoritarian styled threat of possible court action and a “police visit” to employers
For the sake of clarity, the text below captures the essential narrative of a twitter exchange between Neil Lovatt of Scottish Friendly and Stuart Campbell of Wings Over Scotland – the original thread can be checked here:
Mr Malky: Tweet this hard and tweet it often – an SNP vote CANNOT let the Tories in at Westminster: http://wingsoverscotland.com/the-rainbow-election/
Neil Lovatt: that link doesnt say CANNOT, it’s perfectly possible you just don’t understand the math, like @WingsScotland
Wings Over Scotland: Is there some part of “Fuck off and stop @-ing me in your idiot wankery” you don’t understand?
Neil Lovatt: Yes I’ll do that when you actually start reporting accurately. Until then I’ll keep picking you up.
Wings Over Scotland: So for the official record: I have no interest in conversation with you. Please do not contact me.
Neil Lovatt: Thanks I’m not contacting you I’m mentioning your errors on my Timeline.
Wings Over Scotland: I wonder how “Scottish Friendly” would feel about a police visit.
Neil Lovatt: For someone that doesn’t want to talk to me you have a strange way of showing it?
Wings Over Scotland: I am required to do so in order to bring an action. Up to you now.
Neil Lovatt: As I said I look forward to your test case.
Now consider the following ‘robust polemic’ written by Scotland’s fearless challenger to the forces of corrupt imperialistic MSM hegemony. In a blog entitled “Crybaby Nation”, Scunner Campbell whined:
“The default response to any kind of slight or challenge nowadays seems to be to shriek that you’re being bullied or persecuted or defamed or disrespected or discriminated against, and demand – often via the courts or the threat of the courts – that nobody should ever dare question or criticise you in any way.”
Hmm. Just as well there’s nothing like that going on in the thread above then, eh?
Rambling on he then opts for a wee bit of special bleating/pleading to justify his faux and hypocritical outrage:
“Are we alone in wishing people were allowed to shout at each other a bit when they felt strongly about something, without everyone being arrested or sued? It’s starting to look increasingly like we are, and that makes us both sad and angry. Does anyone know a good lawyer?”
If Neil Lovatt’s criticism is all it takes to upset Campbell into litigious threats, we* feel it might be rather irresponsible of him to place himself in the middle of a debate as heated as the General Election.
So if anyone can point us* to anything more upsetting to Campbell than having his figures scrutinised by Neil Lovatt, we’re ready and waiting to back the Wingsman’s threats publicly. Otherwise, perhaps it’s time Campbell dried his eyes and got on with the job of ad hominem hate preaching – y’know, the stuff his right wing authoritarian Nationalist backers actually pay him for.