In a much smaller way, it's the same when Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland singles out female journalists who have incurred his wrath - Hi Nelse! - and puts pictures of them on his personal blog.
For instance I can't imagine British education minister Michael Gove sticking a big mug shot of Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee on his website. You'd like to think that Government ministers would be above such petty sniping.
1. She claimed that I 'single out female journalists who have incurred my wrath.' Certainly not Finola, the rich diversity of the blog covers many subjects and many people. Indeed the most recent post was certainly not about a female journalist ... it was about a bearded politician from county Louth, with a bad memory, a Belfast accent and declining support base.
2. 'Sticking a big mug shot', an unfortunate choice of phrase, on the blog. I don't know what significance she attaches to the addition of photographs to the blog because she hasn't told us but it seems to upset her. However I cannot understand how that constitutes 'petty sniping'. The fact is that I generally add pictures on my blog, whether the post is sympathetic or critical or a bit of both. There was a picture of the bearded politician from county Louth on the last post. As regards Michael Gove, I don't read his blog - in fact I don't know if he has a blog - but what is the relevance of that. Blogs are written and published in many different styles.