From David Leggat’s blog
Monday, 11 February 2013
BBC MAN, DALY AND THE POLICE PROBE INTO DUFF AND PHELPS
A very interesting piece that got Mark Daly tweeting
a bit like the Celtic “Preposterous” Spokesperson after the Scottish press eventually had to recognise the Celtic Labour Land deal E.C story after some pesky Rangers fans forced their hand.
but it was not the main story that caught my eye it was one of Leggos little subheadings at the bottom that caught my eye.
LIES damned lies, statistics and the figures being trumpeted in the Herald about how many folk read Odious Creep on line.
All four categories fall under the banner of fiction. And not even the quality stuff as produced by James Ellroy and John Le Carre. No, more like Jeffrey Archer pap.
However, I am indebted to one of Odious Creep’s new Twitter pals, the wonderfully exotically named Moykil Bloom, who was asking him about me on Twitter, for drawing my attention to the matter. She? – is Moykil Bloom a she? – was positively orgasmic when she Tweeted Odious Creep that he had two of his online pieces at numbers one and two in the top five most read on the Herald’s on-line site last week.
But wait! Let’s inspect that claim closely, as the Herald operates a pay wall which means that you are only allowed to view a certain number of articles for free. After that you have to register, cough up cash and get behind the pay wall.
To comment on any stuff published on line you have to register and be behind that pay wall.
And guess what? In the hard copy of the Herald on Friday – relax, I read it in my favourite coffee shop where it is available, free – none of Creep’s pisspoor pieces, published on-line, appeared in the Herald’s five most commented on.
The thing is, folk are willing to click onto Odious Creep’s stuff on line when it free, in order to keep track of what bilious hatred he is spewing in the direction of Rangers supporters, but they are not willing to pay to get behind the Herald’s pay wall or buy the extremely expensive print edition.
That print edition is, of course, no longer a national newspaper – a proud status the Herald boasted of since the paper was founded in 1873. Now, just like the Falkirk Herald and the Milngavie and Bearsden Herald, it was a mere wee local rag.
Tim Blott, the man who has employed Odious Creep and the managing director who has presided over the Herald’s fall into oblivion, has a lot to answer for. Odious Creep is, indeed, toxic to any brand.
And final point. In answer to the question she – again I work on the basis that Moykil Bloom is a lassie – posed to Odious Creep about how I am, this weather.
Braw, hen. Just braw! Especially for a man so well advanced into his 60s. Everything still in fine working order. Thanks for asking, hen.
Now I looked at this twitter account at the time of this blog and indeed it appeared to be very friendly with Graham “the Odious creep ” Spiers. But another thing that struck me was the bee in the bonnet… no down right sectarian chip it had on its shoulder about Rangers and what he perceived it stood for.
Alas the twitter account disappeared Dear Reader, but not before I took some handy screenshots of said sectarianism and bigoted views
Well this Blog Can exclusively reveal that Moykil Bloom is not a she or is…… no it is not a she but a he non other than……
Dr Michael Higgins Senior Lecturer of Journalism and Creative Writing at Strathclyde University
He also is a member of University Senate. Michael has also been Visiting Professor in Political Communications at Libera Università Internazionale per gli Studi Sociali (LUISS) in Rome, and is currently a member of the Ross Priory Broadcast Talk Group.
He serves on the editorial boards of Communication Theory and Journalism Education, as well as the advisory boards for the IB Taurus International Library of Gender and Popular Culture and LUISS’s Centre for Media and Communication Studies “Massimo Baldini”. In addition, Michael has acted as referee for more than thirty journals, publishers and funding bodies across media and language analysis, and political science.
Now there was one thing that the Rangers Tax case hated nearly as much as the mighty Glasgow Rangers and that was the what he thought was the standard of Main Stream Journalism.
Maybe thats why he was so interested in Leggo?
You know the auld saying my auld Presbyterian granny used to say….
“Those who can do, those who cant teach”
Micheal Higgins is well known on the social media networks there is no question he had input in Rangers Tax case with its anti mainstream journalistic bent!
But why did he feel the need to vent his sectarian bile on this twitter account and not this one he had at same time?
Your guess is as good as mine dear reader.
Also have a look at this video DOCTOR Michael Higgins has such ignorance that he dosnt know who “those blokes are on the horses in George Square”
Aye right! you know fine well those are the statues of of our Glorious Empress Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
When asked who he would put up for a statue in George Square he suggest Henrik Larsson!
A multi Millionaire who the Tax man was after for a £500,000 tax bill after the glamour friendly that brought down the curtain on his Celtic career.
STATUE INTEGRITY INDEED!
In the end he plumps for Alex Salmond!
I think thats a warning for us all.
Now not only is Dr Higgins a good friend with Rangers hating Graham Spiers hes a good friend with Rangers hating and Channel 4 colleague of Alex Thomson Stuart Cosgrove on facebook.
where you can find such perils of wisdom as this
What a sad individual, that has such views about the Flag of the country of his birth. The country that many British men laid down their lives so that he could be fed, clothed and educated in peace.