Since the events of the last few days, folks, we’ve noticed a real ramping up of abuse towards Wings on social media from what one might call the small-L “loyalist” cult wing of the SNP. Like this dude, for example.
Alarmed at the news our traffic was apparently “collapsing”, we thought we’d check to see whether the situation was beyond saving.
Oh. That doesn’t seem too bad tbh. Certainly moving in the right direction over the last three times we’ve bothered to check the stats. We’ll try not to panic.
PS while we’re on the subject of abuse, we couldn’t suppress a small splutter here:
We don’t mind telling you, that did seem a little bit rich coming from the guy who called us all these things in the last week alone:
Now, full disclosure – I did call James a c*nt last week, with much justification, but then I’m not the one issuing pious declarations that personal abuse is intolerable. I have no problem with grown-ups calling each other names once in a while as long as nobody gets shot or actually defamed. I get called a c*nt on Twitter – at a really conservative estimate – 50 times a day, and, y’know, *shrug*. It’s just words on the internet, kids.
(And as for “creepy obsession”, Scot Goes Pop has run 33 articles entirely or mostly concerned with attacking myself and/or Wings in similar terms in the past 18 months or so, whereas we’ve written ONE about him. Which by coincidence is a ratio remarkably close to the 29:1 by which Wings’ readership outstripped SGP’s last month.)
It’s almost as hypocritical as the disgusting little jizzdrip he was complaining about:
But anyway, we’ll leave the deranged personal attack rants to others and keep writing interesting articles about Scottish politics that people clearly want to read.
And perhaps that’s because curiously, nobody else is doing it. Despite the enormous magnitude of the stories that have broken about the Salmond/Sturgeon schism in the last few days and their potentially massive impact on the Yes movement, none of the other well-known pro-indy Scottish politics blogs have written so much as a single word about them. (Go and check for yourself.)
It’s most peculiar. Maybe they’re hoping – as we’re sure they are with Wings – that if they just shut their eyes and wish hard enough, it’ll all go away. But it’s not, readers, and neither are we. See you for more actual Scottish political reporting tomorrow.