Monday, 17 March 2008

Slagging off Smeato

BBC Scotland Political Editor Brian Taylor today blogs about the attacks on John Smeaton, who was one "hero" of last year's attack on Glasgow airport. He's fairly neutral on the subject of whether John is a hero or not and correctly suggests that the bigging-up of John was not of his own doing but that of the media looking for one "face" of bravery.

Alex McIlveen, who has been reported as slagging Smeato off in the media seems to me to devalue his own brave contribution to events by having a public pop at him. I'm sure he feels sore and let down that he has not had similar levels of accolades but I, for one, am only too happy to give my thanks to all the ordinary men and women who helped prevent terrible tragedy on that day.

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