I find it even harder to like the left wing. Frothing at the mouth about all manner of alleged grievances, invariably on behalf of people that neither know nor would wish to meet, they always come across as people who can turn the most good natured debate into a polemic against anyone and everyone who doesn’t agree with them.
E’en so, I was shocked to see this photo image on Political Scrapbook this morning, putting Tim alongside a BNP thug and claiming that he was ‘gloating’ over the hiding meted out to Cormac Hollingsworth by BNP supporters.
One of the nastiest and most childish examples of playing the man rather than the ball that I have seen in a long time – and from what is supposedly a ‘top’ political magazine.
No sooner had political scrapbook (I don’t think they deserve capital letters any longer) posted this example of ‘how appalling it was that by using the word ‘pounding’ Tim was apparently encouraging the use of violence towards rivals’ than a comment appeared on their page – a comment that was neither moderated nor condemned – saying that ‘Tim better get used to looking over his shoulder in future’.
Not surprisingly, Tim Worstall e-mailed the editor. People reproduce themselves – it is hardly surprising that the level of comment on political scrapbook should be so low when you see the reply he got from the *ahem* learned editor.
You’re an idiot.
Editor, Political Scrapbook
Voted #2 left wing blog 2011-12 for Total Politics magazine
What a deeply unpleasant shower they are. For the apparent ‘crime’ of using the word ‘pounding’ in an article, albeit denouncing the use of physical violence, Tim finds himself threatened with a lifetime of ‘looking over his shoulder’ and portrayed alongside a BNP thug. Charming.