whataboutery


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whataboutery

(ˌwɑːtəˈbaʊtərɪ)
n
(of two communities in conflict) the practice of repeatedly blaming the other side and referring to events from the past
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THE Premiership season is barely a few days old but Scotland are already the favourites for the Whataboutery World Cup.
In any other business, you'd think that was a really smart thing to do, but in football, because there's always finger pointing and whataboutery, it means there are criticisms of the club.
Often replaced by whataboutery and people rushing to find things to be offended about.
Amidst noise in media of politicians of opposition parties, mainly the Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz and Pakistan People's Party, amplified by empty arguments of talk show hosts who beyond their journalistic responsibility and ethics assuming the role of a spokesperson of a political party parrot on loop the narratives that have little or no worth beyond political whataboutery, blame-shirking and blame-shifting, there is Khan, quietly and steadily, doing what he promised to do before and after becoming the prime minister of a Pakistan that teeters on the precipice of an economic disaster of proportions unseen.
The growing response to White Terror, to some extent like the Hindu Terror, is a belatedly deployed whataboutery by the progressives.
Proceedings degenerated further as the House descended into whataboutery regarding former PM Nawaz Sharif's approaches to the Modi-led Indian government, the memogate case, and allusions to the Dawn Leaks fiasco.
The sane advice is asking for 'unequivocal condemnation' of terrorism without 'whataboutery' of colour, creed, or religion?
Only in the toxic pond fed by the River Clyde can an accusation against hundreds of fans of rancid sectarianism be met with the knee-jerk whataboutery response, 'Aye, but' If your takeaway from Stevie Clarke's emotive damning of the abuse he took at Ibrox on Wednesday night is to moan that he didn't have enough to say three days earlier about Kris Boyd, you're tone deaf to your own shortcomings.
Undeterred by the frenzy, Shah stood his ground, and, later in an interview to India's leading English Newspaper The Hindu, said, 'The vicious jingoism masquerading as love for the country has reached truly scary proportions and so has the constant whataboutery in response to almost everything.'
"Whenever we start talking about Kashmiris' rights the topic turns to militancy which leads to demands from one side and demands from the other and the whataboutery of the two parties as they try and justify their actions because of the actions of the other, which does not help," she said.
Government ministers, officials, right-leaning media and right-wing supporters have been perfectly sanguine about using the dead child to polarise society with whataboutery, fake news and wild conspiracy theories.