Good God! I turn my back for five minutes and find my name taken in vain in the comments section of Scotland's top newspaper.
Unlike big Tezz I don't secretly like the attention, I openly love it! Still Mummy is dead chuffed that I didn't end up all over the gutter press and instead was the subject of comment in a respectable paper. To think people thought I'd missed out on the top notch Harrington genes. I am a toff I just hide it better than some.
Still the whole thing confirms my view of journalists. Terrywatch was not a hate site until very recently at which point I left. Prior to the disgusting posts in early May. It was mainly poking fun with the odd personal rant thrown in. In other words it was perfectly reasonable political comment. Well seeing it's fine for Jasper Hamill to characterise the contributors as a load of right wing nutters based on the actions of one contributor but not a word on Terry's personal attacks on all who oppose him. Is it just me or should an experienced politician not be able to use reasoned political argument to take on his opponents? Well why bother when you have a typewriting Labour lapdog at your disposal. Or did Wendy call in a favour?
I also note that Jasper is quite happy to lie about when the racist hate mail started to make his article more interesting. Nor does he mention that when accused of being responsible several contributors condemned it and offered to supply their details to the police. I personally am not a racist so quite why I would be sending Terry Kelly racist mail I don't know. One of the few things he has my full support on on is his staunch anti-racism.
Terrywatch as a whole fully deserved to be condemned for that post. It was grotesque, misogynistic, vile and contemptible. I'm glad it's been taken down but sorry it took such a one sided article to do it.
Still given Terry's contempt for The Herald he must be fizzing at gracing their pages at all or is it alright when it says what he wants to hear. It's so confusing one minute Labour are victims of the unseen SNP hand manipulating the media, the next they're all friends. Is it just me or do they sound like bitter Rangers fans?