Again, I think ‘No. Leave it. E’s not warf it’ but I don’t.
Mark Smith, a professional journalist writing for a corporation, writes something hopefully provocative, preferably critical of the SNP/Nicola, in the hope you’ll click or turn a page and keep him in a job.
That’s what it’s all about. Talk of professionalism, skills, values, standards is just mythology. Those who care about things that matter such as accuracy, truth, compassion, write freely across social media, for nothing. That’s why professionals desperately scrabble for evidence of those, common in social media, I know, and scream of how they, unlike them, corrupt the public sphere.
We are smarter than they hope. We can smell the lunatic fringe and we, not paid hacks, should teach our children how to protect themselves from the fake.
This is Smith of:
I’m not going to engage with his content. We’re past that with him.