- Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:00 pm
1 - Shitslop is a cynic. I despise cynics, they are corrosive to the state and the nation's morale. Even governments I disapprove of have to govern, and the generalised cynicism that Shitslop encourages hinders that. His attitude that governments are always lying, that politicians are always venal means that when they do try something worthwhile it gets shafted. This attitude has spread - one of the reasons so many people do not engage with democratic processes.
2 - MMR - Shitslop was probably the worst supporter of the MMR panic, Private Eye even published a book supporting Wakefield, largely on the grounds that Shitslop so despised Tony Blair that he automatically assumed that the opposite of any government statement was true. People died because of that, and although called upon many times to apologise for his part, he refuses to do so.
3 - He tells lies.
4 - He's a journalist.
5 - He's lazy (see 4)
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.