Many of the Pundit Establishment do not like the concept of Social Media. The idea that someone of whom they disapprove might get hold of the megaphone fills them with dread, the thought that those people might make more sense just makes the dislike worse. As a result, Social Media is frequently denigrated in the pages of the popular press, and especially by the Murdoch shilling takers at the Super Soaraway Currant Bun.
I'm only having a small glass of it, right?
All of which brings us to the outpourings of professional Miserable Git Rod Liddle, the washed-up has-been who long ago ceased to be a respected member of his profession. Now, most of Liddle’s Sun column seems to be taken up with slagging off those more popular than himself on the off-chance that he might use this to raise his profile. His latest Sleb target has been actor and UN Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson.
As Zelo Street regulars will recall, Liddle had laid the blame for the European refugee crisis at the door of what he and his fellow sneer merchants like to call “luvvies”, He also took a swipe at Ms Watson because she had had the audacity to address the UN General Assembly in her capacity as a Goodwill Ambassador. He had no idea what she had said to the gathering, but was sure “instead of telling them all the rules of quidditch or how to turn someone into a frog, she bored them all rigid with whining, leftie, PC crap”.
This caused some blowback on Social Media. Liddle was so unhappy that he devoted much of his latest piss-poor column to telling anyone not yet asleep that “last week I put my size 13 foot in it … I was stupid enough to say nasty things about Hermione Granger — you know, that lass from Harry Potter who was good at spells and shagged Ron Weasley. I think … The actress who plays Hermione, Emma Watson, had given an address to the United Nations General Assembly”. And there was more.
“But uh oh, Twitter went into meltdown. And then the bloggers took it up. Some airheaded bimbo who writes about celebrities said I ‘exemplified the sexism’ that Emma had been talking about”. And Liddle’s allegedly non-sexist response to this criticism?
“No I didn’t, poppet”. Er, hello Rod! If someone calls you out for being a sexist pig, it is not the best look to call them “poppet”. Even for a has-been who has been reduced to writing knocking copy to order by the Murdoch mafiosi. And worse if you asked what a UN Goodwill Ambassador was and answered you own question with “I haven’t a clue”.
Just in case Rod Liddle, or any of the other Murdoch doggies, doesn’t know why Ms Watson was appointed to the role, you can read why HERE. She has been a Goodwill Ambassador for more than two years, and “has already been involved in the promotion of girls’ education for several years and previously visited Bangladesh and Zambia as part of her humanitarian efforts. She has worked to promote fair trade and organic clothing and served as an ambassador for Camfed International, a movement to educate girls in rural Africa”. She is prepared to take time out to help others.
As opposed to Rod Liddle, the sexist slob who takes time out only for the enrichment of Himself Personally Now. Rod, here’s your arse on a plate. Don’t let the door hit you too hard on your way out.