SNP and the Main Stream Media

A number of newspapers appear to be shifting to the political wind or hurricane caused by the election of the 56 SNP MPs. In particular Mhairi Black’s maiden speech has even caused Time magazine to sit up and take note.

Not so apparently the BBC in Scotland who reported that the 56 MPs had been rebuked by the HoC Deputy Speaker for clapping Mhairi’s speech without reporting what she said. This is actually disgracefully poor quality reporting from the national broadcaster which is starting negotiations for its continued existence.

However I can only speculate that BBC Scotland is determined to do everything it can to show the SNP in as poor a light as possible so that voters in Scotland will continue to believe the pre Election Unionist and Tory message of hate for the SNP. Any suggestion that SNP MPs and MSPs are actually working for the good of Scotland and the UK as a whole might look like a degree of credibility which the Tories and Labour could not stand.

Remember there is a Holyrood election next year so the obviously the dirty campaign has already begun. Whether it is BBC Scotland policy or the work of rogue individuals with the organisation is not clear. Wherever it stems from, other media and the Social Media should get together to put a stop to it or at least counteract it.

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About robthill

I am semi-retired ICT Staff Tutor in Dundee, Scotland and an online facilitator. The views here expressed are my own somewhat quirky feelings about the world as I see it, no doubt just as prejudiced as most other bloggers.

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