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Bitter Hack Fails To See There’s No Value In Being An Anti-Celtic Controversialists.

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If you follow the news, you’ll know that a certain idiot hack was bumping his gums again this weekend and gleefully attacking the manager for the second time in seven days. The first time was on the radio where he accused the Celtic boss of arrogance. He then did the same in his crayon scribbled newspaper column. It was tiresome twaddle.

To be honest, I’ve written about as much as I intend to about this guy.

He’s not really worth any more our time, and I suspect I’ve given him rather too much of it. But for once he said something in his latest piece which was both insightful and honest.

He labelled himself a controversialist. And a shock-jock. He boasted on his “lobbing grenades” on radio for 40 years. I would take issue with much of his self-congratulations.

But it’s the closest he has ever come to admitting that what he does cannot properly be called journalist. He sees some value in rattling on the bars. He sees merit in winding people up and if that gets him a reputation as a bit of a clown he’s not that bothered.

Yet he’s failed to understand something.

Which is that there really isn’t any merit in what he thinks those people do.

Because nobody takes them seriously and they aren’t supposed to be taken seriously, and he longs to be taken seriously in spite of an IQ which sits below an average basketball score.

He thinks of himself as a real journalist, and he’s not and this craving for headlines and need to create controversy is one of the many reasons why he isn’t.

To be frank, the reason so many people fit this category is that it doesn’t require any degree of intellect or skill unless you’re one of the people who can do satire, which is an art form that this guy isn’t anywhere near being up to.

Any idiot can go on the radio and talk nonsense.

Any idiot can write uninformed dirge in a column, and you only have to look at those doing it in England right now on shows like TalkSport. People lurching from one rant to the next, making no sense along the way.

The one thing positive about it – if you can call it that – is that nobody holds you accountable for the nonsense that comes out of your mouth.

Only those who are treated with a degree of respect, and whose views are seen as having weight, ever pay a price for what they say. That nobody in the profession takes him to task any longer is the ultimate proof of what a nonentity he is.

It’s a hazard of his chosen profession. One he doesn’t seem to understand.

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11 comments
  • harold shand says:

    The guy is the worst doom merchant in Scottish football media

    I listened to SSB the other night for the first time in a while and every caller that phoned in feeling good about the game against Ireland he was shooting them down with bad vibes

  • S Thomas says:

    Hugh Keevins is a clown, and talks garbage a lot of the time. But what I don’t agree with in your piece, is you sat “controversialists don’t getting taking seriously” , I beg to differ on that . Chris Sutton is on a range of media platforms, and he does very well, with being controversial, as does Piers Morgan. A mean if you want to watch like nice presenters like your Alan Titchmarsches, and Aled Jones’s of this world, then that’s great, but controversy sells. But going back to Hugh Keevins, he is 1 one if they old guys , who are just a pain in the arse, and talk garbage. I hope Ange has a word with him about that, the next time they come face to face.

    • Seppington says:

      The difference is Sutton has opinions that are valid if controversial whilst Keevins stokes controversy for attention with his substance-less pish.

  • John Copeland says:

    Keevins’ main job at the Record was to man the Hotline telephone ! All the years there ,he was never promoted ! Chief reporter ? Gimme peace! Assistant or associate sports editor ? Never in a million years ! Kinda tells us everything about this trumped up typist .

  • John says:

    Please James stick to your word and don’t do anymore pieces on this clown. I enjoy reading most of the articles on this blog but the ones with this d*ck being the subject are tiresome. There is nothing more to be said about this eejit.

  • Denis Burns says:

    Keevins reminds me of a character on Sponge Bob Square Pants- Plankton, Think about it. A nonentity who wants to be noticed. I agree with John- Completely ignore him and he becomes irrelevant. Hail Hail

  • Seppington says:

    Shug lobs grenades but forgets to pull the pin. Nae explosion but that of our disbelief at yet another of his garbage attempts at relevance…

  • Lanarkbhoy says:

    You are correct, you have given this guy far far to much attention responding to his crap over a long period, put him back in his box and forget about him. I know this guy, he’s laughing up his sleeve at every response and dig you have at him. No one has taken him seriously for a very long time, zero credibility. For many years he’s tried to be the second Jimmy Sanderson, many of the younger followers of this blog will be saying who? Those of us who do remember him will probably agree that he was an excellent journalist and pundit with an abundance of credibility. His shoes were far to large, for the little cretin from Drumchapel, to fill. Move on.

  • James Archibald says:

    ah wee shug ma brothers a priest don’t hit me why bother with him

  • StevieD says:

    Keevins is also a bully with control of the “cut-off button” for callers with points he can’t cope with or realistically disagree with. I remember years ago after Lennon was attacked at Tynecastle a caller wanted to query how it was possible to drop the sectarian element of the thugs breach of the peace and convict on it but it was impossible to prosecute the assault because of the charge’s sectarian element. Keevins treated the guy as if he was 10 or something saying “You really need to pay attention . . . etc” making out the caller was dumb and incapable of understanding the structure of the charge. The call was curtailed and this egotist went on to revile the guy and his illiteracy. Later in the same broadcast Lennon’s lawyer McBride called in and made every point the guy was ridiculed for and refused the opportunity of argueing about. I thought Keevins was away home; never heard his voice again. He’s a coward and a bully and should be shot between the eyes with a ball of his own shoite!

  • Cheezydee says:

    And yet you’ll keep writing about him

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