I responded to this tweet by David Leask from the Herald yesterday.
One of the many things that annoy with the yoon press is the way that they report the First Minister, they always call Nicola Sturgeon just Sturgeon. I don’t like it full stop as it’s just plain rude. So I pointed it out to David Leask.
I think my point was a fair point and it would improve what is a shitty paper if they actually started to show a little respect to the First Minister but more importantly the office of First Minister, it is the most important political job in Scotland, an office that many of us would expect to be treated with respect whomever is occupying it. David Leask responded that this is the First Ministers name so I asked him if he just gets called Leask all the time.
David Leask then responded by saying that this what happens in the press.
Now the issue of ink is a fair answer, not one that I pretty much take seriously but given how much the press is struggling financially I suppose they are trying to save as much as they can, so fair enough. I went on to point out that he could have actually just said that the first time.
As you can see from Leasks response he went into professional yoondom mode by becoming insulting, there was no need for it, I was certainly not trolling so pointed out that rather than injecting stupidity into the public domain that would actually be the Herald and why their sales keep dropping.
Is it any wonder that the yoon press are struggling when this is how so called professional journalists respond to tweets that are actually not rude, offensive, or trolling. What are they so afraid of. James over at Scot Goes Pop has had a wee twitter debate with Alex ‘Union’ Massie from the Spectator and Stu at Wings with the alleged journalist Siobhan McFadyen at Daily Express.
No wonder many of us don’t buy papers anymore, they just can’t take it. They can’t take it that they have already lost the argument and they can’t take it that the dirty unwashed can challenge them and show them up for how shit they actually are, the papers might actually recover if they paid many of the bloggers out there who are far better (not me) than most of the yoon journalists.
It appears the debate has continued in my absence and David Leask is now blocking people lol, the world has gone mad as journalism of the yoon kind continues to sink to new levels of childlike tantrum.