As you may have seen, I was highly privileged yesterday to briefly attract the attention of the unholy alliance between abusive CyberBrits and the Global Rowling Heavy Mob. As far as I can see, their one and only defence against my suggestion that certain coincidences seem to link J K Rowling's misogynistic Twitter-pal "Brian Spanner" with popular journalist Euan McColm is that all of the apparent evidence was in fact a highly sophisticated form of unionist/boy wizard humour that can't be correctly interpreted by civic nationalists or by fans of inferior children's fantasy fiction such as The Chronicles of Narnia or The Hobbit. In view of that, I wonder if they could help me in deciphering the correct comic connotations of a few other seemingly suspicious (but I'm sure totally innocuous) facts.
1) Out of 320 million possibilities, why was Euan McColm the very first person that "Brian Spanner" followed on Twitter?
2) Why was Think Scotland (a right-wing website to which McColm has contributed many articles) the second Twitter account that Spanner followed?
3) Why were Alex Massie, Iain Martin, John Rentoul and David Torrance (all journalistic chums of McColm) the third, fourth, fifth and sixth accounts that Spanner followed on Twitter?
4) Why does Spanner - an abusive troll who regularly uses the C-word, and who has a relatively modest 4,622 followers on Twitter - boast such a large number of the unionist establishment (especially the journalistic unionist establishment) among his followers? Examples : Blair McDougall, J K Rowling (who STILL follows him!), Alex Massie, John McTernan, Kenny Farquharson, Iain Martin, Chris Deerin, Stephen Daisley, David Torrance, Kevin Schofield, Alan Roden, Iain Harrison, Ruth Davidson MSP, Harry Cole, Nick Cohen, Gemma Doyle, Melanie Ward, Tom Greatrex, Stephen Hammond MP, Paul Martin MSP, Alex Fergusson MSP, Mike Crockart, Charlotte Wace (Scottish Mail on Sunday), Tom Martin (Scottish Daily Express), Lord Lewis Moonie, Maggie Vaughan (Alistair Darling's spouse), Murdo Fraser MSP, Paul Sinclair, Rob Shorthouse, Catherine Stihler MEP, Ben Borland (Scottish Sunday Express), Ian Smart, Ian Murray MP, and yes, Euan McColm. Are they ALL fans of deeply offensive misogynistic trolling and the C-word?
5) On a related point, is it really a total coincidence that Spanner and McColm both love using the C-word? Maybe I'm just careful with who I follow on Twitter, but I can't say I encounter the word very often.
6) Why are McColm and Spanner both so obsessed with the same picture? See HERE, HERE and HERE.