The ever brilliant Guido Fawkes team uncovered a beauty on Jack Dromey’s (Mr Harriet Harman for those who don’t know) twitter account. I suggest reading the full article for details but in essence he favourite tweets about gay men with big black cocks on two separate occasions, not likely to both be harmless mistakes. Or at least finding the tweets weren’t a mistake, clicking the star icon most definitely was.
Why is this newsworthy? Well he is a shadow minister, all be it low ranking but his partner is a high profile member of the Labour front bench. Is he in the closet, either as gay or bi? Was it just an error and how much does Harriet know? Frankly I don’t care, however the next bit does.
Lefty types were scrambling for a way to retaliate and they found a gem, or at least they thought so. “David Cameron follows an escort agency on twitter” they squealed with glee, who cares about details, peddle a headline, nobody will read it. Brilliant except for one thing, it wasn’t DC’s account, like I said, details. It was in fact @Number10Gov who was following the naughty ladies in question.
The official story is that back when Gordon Brown was in power an auto follow feature was in place and picked it up. So a simple error, definitely nothing to do with David Cameron or even Gordon Brown. But what will the BBC do?
Why run a piece with the headline David Cameron’s Twitter AccountFollowed ‘High Class Escorts’ and a misleading image. Whatever the content below many people won’t get the difference between the UK PM’s account, whoever that may be, and DC’s personal one.
|Carefully done to make you think it is DC himself|
Yet what of the Jack Dromey story? Surely they ran it, seen as the DC story was worth reporting. It is currently 21:45 on Wednesday the 20th of November and guess what, not a big black sausage to be found on the BBC website.
Maybe the BBC were worried about having a story full of BBC’s on the BBC website. Maybe the BBC can get BBCDP to cover BBCgate at lunchtime.Follow @RantyPantz_