These are all just from the last week or so, and there’s more to come. The paper has been going around doorstepping random pro-independence tweeters for what we presume is going to be quite a sizeable feature any day now (we declined their offer to send a hack and photographer round, but answered a few questions by email, as much for the sheer curiosity of seeing how they’d twist them as anything else).
And the “Cybernat Watch” column is now our favourite start to the day.
Having achieved our goal of making a personal appearance within 24 hours, we’ve looked on in awe as the paper’s been forced to dig ever more desperately for examples of “vile online abuse” from Yes supporters – today’s effort is reduced to picking out a couple of innocuous comments from people’s Facebook pages, seemingly (and remarkably) unable to locate a single person being directly rude to a Unionist politician personally on the entire internet.
“POLITICIANS, campaigners and members of the public continued to be subjected to vile online abuse from cybernats yesterday.
Tommo Adams sent a message on Facebook to a Better Together supporter which read: ‘Shut up David you f****** t**.’
In a reference to Scottish Labour deputy leader Anas Sarwar, Duncan Woodward wrote on Facebook: ‘Talking s**** comes naturally everyday.’
George Allardice wrote on Facebook: ‘If we all vote Yes and get independence that we deserve will the No voters p*** off down across the border to Englandshire?’”
Meanwhile, of course, it took us less than 20 seconds to find these:
We presume those just count as “harmless banter”. We don’t know how long it’s going to take until the Mail gets bored of this game, but we plan to enjoy it while it lasts.