This is jackal-journalism at its most debased. It is bullying at its most cowardly. It is vile. It is a blight on our media and our politics and our society.
A simple spelling mistake can undermine the credibility of an infographic. Credibility is a fragile thing. When somebody makes the assertion that "there are far more people in Scotland who aren’t on social media than are" they really should ensure they've got their facts right. Particularly if they are claiming to represent a group of … Continue reading Quality matters
Barbara from Wiltshire says!
I'm not sure what is newsworthy about a caller on a BBC programme being abysmally ignorant about and offensively condescending towards Scotland. The broadcasting arm of the British state does precisely what one would expect of it. Barbara from Wiltshire thinks and speaks exactly as one would expect of somebody whose opinions are informed entirely … Continue reading Barbara from Wiltshire says!
The BBC won’t change
Right now, the entire British state is in full defensive mode. Other, perhaps, than in time of war, the British establishment has never been more resistant to change.
... it simply isn't acceptable that senior figures in the SNP should be so lacking in circumspection when dealing with journalists.
Lies and liars of every sort
The political smear story is an example of a lie which usually adds distortion to exaggeration, fabrication and deception in order to mislead the public about the conduct and character of a particular individual.
It is what it is
So Ofcom, itself yet another tentacle of the British establishment, has been confronted with an example of the BBC's dishonesty and partiality too egregious to be ignored. Shit happens!
Political Campaigning for Dummies #1
The "first and most striking lesson" to be taken from the Brexit mess is that a political campaign needs a comprehensible and unambiguous objective.
Scotland the disappeared!
Now, you could be forgiven for thinking this is just another ill-informed, under-educated, narrow-minded, shallow-thinking, London-based hack exhibiting all the dumb parochialism we've come to expect from that hapless breed.
Predictably, there were some Yes supporters who couldn’t resist signalling their glee at the prospect of several hundred people and their families facing uncertainty in the weeks before Christmas. If, like me, you have learned to question absolutely everything conveyed by the media, you will have read Kevin McKenna's assertion in The National and wondered … Continue reading The manipulators