The media has helped to create a Scottish Labour monster
by G.A.Ponsonby (1 July 2014)
So a Scottish Labour candidate for Westminster has been forced to resign just one day after being selected to stand for her party.
Kathy Wiles, who would have been bidding to become Labour MP for Angus, posted an image of German youngsters gathered under a Nazi banner.
The tweet was one of many from Labour party activists who were reacting to a peaceful protest by Yes supporters that took place in Glasgow on Sunday. In pictures and videos posted of the event there was one of five Scots youngsters standing beneath a banner depicting a well-known website.
It led to some quite unsavoury comments from the anti-independence online Labour activists. Wiles, caught up in the online goading of a pro-independence website loathed by Unionists, posted the offending image.
The intention was clear, to suggest the youngsters at the pro-Yes event were being indoctrinated in a similar manner to that which led to the creation of the Hitler Youth movement in Nazi Germany. The tweet was deleted by Wiles, but not before being captured and re-posted by Yes supporters, angry at yet another attempt by Unionists to demonise the Yes movement.
Within hours both Wings Over Scotland and then Newsnet Scotland were running the story on their respective sites - social media was abuzz. Incredibly, there was nothing on any of the main stream media online sites.
The Herald online compounded its editorial cock-eyedness by headlining an article that same evening in which comedian Rory Bremner apparently complained about "sinister, unpleasant intimidation of pro-UK supporters."
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