Grilled Nadine Dorries ‘grotesque’And ‘defamatory’Tweets from a select committee hearing

Grilled Nadine Dorries ‘grotesque’And ‘defamatory’Tweets from a select committee hearing

Nadine Dorries got a comprehensive b******ing during a DCMS select committee hearing in which she was accused of posting “grotesque” and “defamatory” tweets.

The SNP’s John Nicolson dragged her over the coals about her online behaviour, focussing at one point on a now-deleted tweet to broadcaster James O’Brien that she retweeted, which said: “I believe James O’Brien of LBC fame is a Hate preacher, a liar, a misogynist, a UK hater & an apologist for Islamist atrocities”.

“You’re in no position to talk about James O’Brien saying offensive things about you,”During the session on Tuesday, he spoke.

“Apart from being actionable and defamatory, it’s grotesque.”

Dorries said she didn’t agree with him and didn’t want to speak about tweets she posted “years ago”.

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She replied that she had to. “aggressive, unpleasant tweets”She was awarded as “a female politician”I asked Nicolson for a look. “his own tweet history”.

Nicolson “you’ll find no abuse in my tweet history” and added said he didn’t accept her defence.

It comes after MPs and journalist have followed a trail of Dorries’ rather unorthodox social media breadcrumbs and haven’t exactly liked what they’ve found. The culture secretary has hammered everyone from O’Brien to Laura Kuenssberg, yet has recently asked people to “tone down”Platforms like Twitter can be condemned

Dorries claimed that Channel 4 was her channel, and she also stated this elsewhere during the hearing. “in receipt of public money”When she defended her decision to poopoo their attempts at interviewing her and other ministers of government, Channel 4 is a private broadcaster which makes its money “through commercial operations”As MPs highlighted,

She was also quizzed on her comments from 2017 in which she had described O’Brien as a “public school posh boy f*** wit”Despite him attending the same school that her daughters,

Asked whether such correspondence would fall into the category of abuse under the government’s proposed online safety legislation, she replied: “I’m not going to answer any of these questions, I find them quite personal…”

“I think if you search the number of times I’ve tweeted James O’Brien, I think he might find it two”She said so.

“If you search the number of times James O’Brien has persistently tweeted me to the point where we had at my office a number of years ago, probably about 18 months, two years ago, had to write to Global complaining that his behaviour was stepping into the realms of harassment – that was at the point which I sent that tweet.”

Indy100 Dorries has been contacted to comment on the story.

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