You're right, I didn't do my homework. I'm from the U.S. and am not familiar with the Guardian and so I should not have spoken about them. But what I meant was that tweet (and by extension the retweet) expose a double standard (pro: call for violence against right wingers/anti: advocating non-left-wing ideas), which I believe is a valid reason for Katsis to get pissed about and reply to as he did.
You're totally right, it is very much a double standard, which is why Morrissey's camp are so hacked off about this. (Although dear god, Katsis could have put it so much more eloquently.)
It's also a nice bit of inconsistency from Laura Snapes. (I've posted this before but it's worth repeating - from a blog piece she wrote for the NME in 2010
"It’s so strange – authors are given the privilege of detaching from their work. When you read American Psycho
, you don’t believe that Bret Easton Ellis could be capable of such stomach-turning acts of rape and murder. So likewise, surely if musicians sympathise with certain aspects of right-wing politics, we should surely afford them that same separation of personality and art."
Perhaps she's changed her mind about that in the last 9 years - we're all entitled to shift our positions on these things. More likely, it's a reflection of how the world has continued to polarise over the course of this decade, so we're now in a spot where anyone mentioning "certain aspects of right-wing politics" needs to be shut down immediately, if you're part of the Guardian