Yesterday The Herald reported that Anne Begg (the former Labour MP for Aberdeen South – above) had been bullied online after Wings over Scotland suggested she knowingly campaigned with a member of the National Front with full knowledge of who he was. Ugly stuff, but Anne Begg does concede in the article that online abuse is not unique to nationalists.
How did nationalists react to the article? Wings over Scotland called the original headline a “complete and utter lie”:
15 minutes after publication, The Herald changed the text to:
Yesterday morning Wings over Scotland tweeted this:
Later in the day he tweeted Anne Begg directly:
Of course, the evidence does exist that Wings over Scotland’s acolytes did call Anne Begg a Nazi:
But what about Wings over Scotland? Did he call Anne Begg a Nazi? Could this be true? After Wings over Scotland tweeted me earlier today, an alert reader sent me this:
It appears the offending tweet has now been deleted…