Tony.Williams wrote: ↑
Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:00 am
I don't see how being a "respected university lecturer" makes saying such things in public any more acceptable - quite the reverse, IMO, I would expect higher standards and more responsible behaviour. People are quick enough to pour their hate into the Twittersphere as it is without being encouraged by this kind of statement.
And I had to laugh at his supporters excusing him by saying that it had happened "7 months ago" - tell that to Toby Young, and everyone else currently caught out by historic actions and statements.
The point is that this is a pretentious intellectual using "hate" in an abstract way. He was talking about channelling anger in a positive way, not about throwing bricks or sending anonymous death threats. You are, like The Times, taking one word used by one person, out of context, to try to smear a mass-movement of over half a million people.
I don't think that the point about "7 months ago" was trying to excuse the comment. It was making the point that the Murdoch press just randomly dredge up this nonsense every time they have a slow-news day. They did it again yesterday with a front page headline claiming "Corbyn allies plot to oust 50 Labour MPs". The article is based on a one line quote from an unnamed source, which claims that other people have told them about the list. Neither the unnamed source nor the Sunday Times have seen the alleged list, and nor do they know who allegedly wrote it. They don’t even claim that the authors were Momentum or Labour Party members.
This shit is worthy of 1984; no better than Pravda. And some people, including you, fall for it.