Spectator/Mail/GB News hack Samantha Smith claims being shown the truth is ‘bullying’
Right-wing ‘journalist’ Samantha Smith has refused to delete a tweet smearing left MP Claudia Webbe, despite hundreds of Twitter users showing her proof her original tweet was complete fake news.
Smith had tweeted – as part of a woeful diatribe that tried to include Wes Streeting as a left-winger – that Webbe had been ‘convicted of threatening to throw acid on a woman and is still a sitting MP’. Webbe was widely smeared with that claim by the media during her original trial and subsequent appeal – but the appeal judge threw out the claim and even the original magistrate did not find her guilty of it and for good measure agreed that Webbe’s white accuser had repeatedly lied, yet bizarrely upheld the conviction, to the horrified outrage of black legal experts, despite the fact that the Metropolitan Police had withheld evidence helpful to Webbe’s case at the first trial.
But when that was pointed out to Ms Smith by hundreds of outraged Twitter users, including proof of the appeal judge’s findings, she tweeted that she would not delete and complained that she was being bullied:
Smith even tried to justify her libel by stating that the appeal court had ‘heard’ that Webbe had made the threat, ignoring the fact that the judge had heard it and thrown it out – and wilfully ignoring it, since it had been pointed out to her multiple times, including by Skwawkbox both by tweet and ‘direct message’:
While a number of racists jumped on Smith’s thread to attack Webbe – a continuation of a torrent of foul abuse that has continued ever since the media first started misreporting the case and even resulted in two men plotting to murder Ms Webbe – hundreds intervened to point out the falsity of Smith’s claim, leaving her no room to claim ignorance of the facts of the case:
Claudia Webbe is entitled to compensation for the smear – and for the fact that events have already shown that such smears put her in physical danger – and would clearly have a lot of support in raising funds for legal action to redress Smith’s egregious libel and arrogant refusal to retract, with many messages along similar lines to this:
It remains to be seen whether Smith’s sometime platforms for her right-wing hackery will prevail on her to see sense and minimise the damage she has caused by retracting and apologising suitably grovellingly.
Regardless, if she can stomach it Ms Webbe should sue, to send a message to the rest of the so-called ‘mainstream’ media – some of whom have, like Samantha Smith, continued to regurgitate the acid lie despite the judge’s clear verdict.
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