It’s hard to believe that the Fawkes site could find any new barrel-bottoms to scrape, but it seems to manage it. On Friday, it conducted one of its periodic attacks on the SKWAWKBOX – and smeared Labour’s excellent Chris Williamson for good measure.
For using facts.
Showing his usual level of class, Fawkes tried to mock Williamson for tweeting a SKWAWKBOX article – and gave away more than he probably intended:
‘[G]oing through Laura K’s reporting line by line‘ – or, as any sensible person would describe it:
Looking at what she actually said.
We only needed to look at three lines to find two examples of differently-weighted phrasing applied to Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn, but hey ho.
Fawkes also claims we ‘have to’ ask readers not to resort to violence or abuse. Here’s what we actually said:
Now, we don’t need to add this, because SKWAWKBOX readers and the left generally are disinclined to violence and abuse, in spite of scurrilous claims to the contrary by Establishment journalists and politicians. But because it is likely to be used against us if we don’t say it explicitly, here it is:
Do not consider this information a justification for abusive language or behaviour toward anyone. By all means be critical where merited, but not personal.
Seems Fawkes thinks addressing the facts – what someone actually says – is ‘tin foil hat stuff’. It would be interesting to find out how Ms Kuenssberg feels about having her reporting defended by them.
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