New contributor James Stunt on how the Daily Mail have manipulated his image; he responds with mirth and again challenges that paper’s proprietor to sue him
Ask anybody in Aberdeen and they’ve likely never heard of me. Weirdly, though, the Daily Mail plainly thinks otherwise and treats me as if I were actually famous. They call me a “billionaire” and they print photographs of my home. They do it repeatedly and they do it obsessively and at a time when there’s so much else that needs to be highlighted in this world, I have to say it is a little odd.
The paper’s proprietor Viscount Rothermere – or Jonathan Harmsworth to his deservedly few friends – encourages his staff to write mocking articles about me and he employs trolls to follow up with insulting remarks in comments sections. I’ve got used to this, but thankfully I see from the reactions I get on social media that his decidedly low-grade rag’s obsession is perceived by the sane majority to be nothing but a personal vendetta by a member of a family who once supported the Blackshirts.
In all of this, I realise one thing and that is that the treatment of me is not nearly as bad as has occurred to others. Be it what they nastily call the “venomous Tory traitor” MP Anna Soubry – whose life they put in grave danger – or the entirely innocent school teacher Christopher Jefferies, the ‘Daily Fail’ just cannot help itself. This paper is entirely lacking in a moral compass and it is one controlled by a megalomaniac. I once again challenge the coward and playground bully Rothermere to sue me for the responses I’ve put out via YouTube and Instagram.