So Cornwall Live reported about a blog that only they knew about, and only they could find, about a spurious "organisation" called the "Cornish Republican Army" (CRA) who claimed responsibility for the fire. That made all the difference and made headlines on national and international tabloids. Alarm bells should now be ringing.
So how come no one has previously heard of the CRA? Perhaps it is a publicity stunt by Mr Stein himself? Or perhaps it is a deliberate construction by special branch to denigrate our own movement?
It is clear that all groups looking for Cornish self-determination are lumped together and the mockery aimed towards the fake organisation CRA is being conflated with legitimate groups such as our own and so we are targeted and denigrated by insinuation, for instance here.
This is probably the intention. KMTU has grown rapidly, and we are "hurting" those who hurt Cornwall. What better way to denigrate us then to make a fake blog (which anyone can do) claiming responsibility for a fire then making absurd claims which cause derision towards anyone daring to look for a better Cornwall?
What supports this? Well, for a start, it is clear that the fire was an accident, but instead of using this to question the motivation for the spurious blog, Cornwall Live tried to use the fact that the fire was an accident to pour further scorn on their straw man (and by implication anyone who dares stand up for Cornwall).
For what Cornwall Live has made out of this (their story has been picked up by the Mirror, Metro, Star and Express, oh and even that well known bastion of journalistic integrity - Breitbart - how much sindication did they receive?), you could be forgiven for thinking that the blog that no-one outside Cornwall Live has seen, was written by themselves.
In short, we have no idea who wrote that blog, but one thing we do know is - it was not a Cornish nationalist. We know this because they use terms unfamiliar to Cornish nationalists (Blood banner? really? C'mon Cornwall Live/ Special Branch or whoever you are, can't you even write a fake blog using accurate terms?) and of course the fabled blog serves no one but the anti Cornish.
There is a long history of denigrating the Cornish, and we are not alone. It seems that the indigenous cultures of this island are perceived as fair game for attacks, even by those who claim to support multi-culturalism. This piece details just some of the anti-Welsh attacks, and we can sympathise.
So well done Cornwall Live for fanning the anti-Cornish flames of hatred. You must be very proud of yourselves, but we can see right through your fake news.
The final comment was eloquently put on Cornwall Live's latest "report":