Twitter account @the_awakened appears to have set a cat among pigeons with a tweet of a spreadsheet table showing his/her assessment of British journalists and their political position or bias:
The table is causing a furore as agitated journalists object to their position in the table – or, in some cases, their omission from it. Some obscure:
And some more well-known:
Some were disbelieving:
While some, who should know better, tried to hide behind accusations rather than take responsibility for where their own words and actions had landed them:
Others were more than happy to embrace their category:
Some readers, though, were simply blown away:
Of course, which column you’d want to be in will vary depending on your worldview, just as which side of the table you consider to be good or bad.
But it’s a pretty safe bet there are a good few in the blue half who will be struggling with severe cognitive dissonance as they try to reconcile how they see themselves vs how @the_awakened – and, no, surely not, the world?! – perceives them and their ‘contributions’ or otherwise to journalism.
Of course, the inclusion of a ‘twats’ column gives away something about @the_awakened’s own political views – but the social media consensus appears to be that it’s rather under-populated.
In the SKWAWKBOX’s collective opinion, there are at least half a dozen names in the next right-most column that need a nudge over into the right-most, with some jumping out even more than others (so sorry, Glenda – it’s not your fault!).
In any event, the level of comment the ‘journo-list’ is attracting suggests it’s going viral – why not share, have your say or even make your own version for the general edification before parliamentary recess ends and all these names are asking us to swallow their opinions?
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