Like circling vultures, they are swooping and ripping apart the fresh carcass of this story already. Everyone wants a piece, a new angle with which to attack, a choice chunk of MacAskill's flesh that they can take back to their editors or display on their blog as some sort of ugly prize.
Frankly, it's tragic.
The decision ultimately came down to whether leaving the convicted man in prison until his dying day is preferable to showing mercy in letting him go home for his last, painful months. Put simply, it was justice vs humanity and humanity won out.
Both approaches are valid and justifiable. Both should be respected.
We'll never know if the media and blogs would have went quite as radio rental as they currently have if Kenny had made a different decision but my goodness haven't they gone rabid? We thought MPs expenses and Damien McBride smear stories were bad but no, letting a dying man spend his last weeks outside of a prison cell is what really gets a journo's dander up.
At the heart of many complaints is the fact that MacAskill dared to speak for 25 minutes and explain his decison in full.
What did people want? For the Justice Secretary to shuffle on to the platform, meekly mumble that Megrahi will/won't be released and shuffle off again, embarrassed for having the temerity to be in the position to make this decision?
What a shambles.
Scottish Tory Boy's boneheaded response was to conclude that it was a "disgusting decision from an increasingly ridiculous Justice Secretary". Get a grip of yourself lad.
Caron momenarily lost leave of her senses with this Tweet: "two things shocked me - trying to drag UK Govt down with him and making out Scots have monopoly on humanity"
A monopoly on humanity? What on earth are you talking about? It's all the more bizarre given that Caron actually agrees with the decision taken by the Justice Minister.
Iain Dale predictably was against the decision. From his deep blue wool he bestowed this vacuous view:
His failure to comprehend the magnitude of his crimes and say sorry to those affected by them should have meant that he died in the place he belongs. Prison.
Yes, except Al-Megrahi has consistently protested his innocence so to base this decision simply on whether the man has said sorry or not is nonsensical. A forced confession may have worked for Kenny Richey but we, thankfully, are more considered than the US on such issues. (And there goes my chance of a Daley Dozen tonight, oh well)
Douglas Carswell says "the excuse is compassion". An excuse for what? Is Doug suggesting that the SNP have secretly wanted to free this man for a while now?
According to Tory Bear, the Nationalists are "scum" and "dangerous and deluded fools". The "lunatic-fringe pressure group", the "jumped up county council" "embarrassed themselves today" with a "cold and cynical calculated move".
I think the post pretty much speaks for itself in its lack of wit or wisdom.
Total Politics thinks the result shows the Scottish Government has 'teeth' though the suggestion that the decision was taken for Scotland to "flex its muscles on the international stage" betrays a serious misunderstanding of the due process.
I don't know what's more galling, outsiders who want to see Scotland back in its box or Scots who would happily put us back there if they could.
Today was a great day for Scottish devolution. It horrifies me that others are so keen to portray it as anything otherwise. What did we want the Parliament for in the first place if not for decisions like this one?
I don't think I'm overreacting when I say I feel a little bit ashamed about how this has been received. Some objections have been measured and considered but the vast majority have been hysterical with scattershot reasons as to why the sky has just fallen on our heads.
A bleak day for Scotland claimed The Spectator. Yes it was, but for a very different reason than Fraser Nelson proffers.
Apparently we grow an inch overnight. With that in mind, I hope tomorrow morning a lot of people out there can cool down and find a way to stand a little taller than they did today.
We don't do eye for an eye or tooth for a tooth in this country, even the New Testament didn't want a piece of it. The decision today was the correct one. It's what John Lennon would have wanted.
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