In Wings yesterday:
The weekend just past saw a convulsion as big as any we can ever recall witnessing on Yes social media, triggered by a series of tweets by Nicola Sturgeon which caused an extraordinary negative reaction out of all proportion to their ostensible content. The reason was that the First Minister – who had remained silent about countless episodes of hideous misogynistic abuse aimed from her own side at MPs and MSPs like Joan McAlpine and Joanna Cherry – had chosen to suddenly leap into action in defence of the toxically divisive horror that is Glasgow councillor Rhiannon Spear after Spear had been widely criticised for making blatantly false claims in a video promoting her attempt to be selected as the candidate for Argyll & Bute.
I agree that the FM should empathise with McAlpine and Cherry, if she hasn’t done so, but:
A convulsion as big as any we can ever recall witnessing on Yes social media?
Wot!? More convulsive than:
Alex Salmond charged with….
Derek Mackay accused of….
Nicola Sturgeon’s husband accused of
SNP Civil War….
Nick Robinson edits video….
Come on, get things in proportion.
I was on a lot over the weekend in question and didn’t feel even a wee tremor.
Against my better judgement, I’ve had a look at Ms Spear’s twittering.
I thought she seem a bit narcissistic but a younger person told me ‘everyone does that on social media.’
And, you can’t accuse me of senility! It’s illegal. I’m woke enough to know that and I’ll sue!