Glenn Campbell and death return to BBC Scotland

After two days with zero covid deaths, headlined by BBC 1, but only afterthoughts on Reporting Scotland, today’s 7 tragic deaths enabled a reassured return to normal.

The 7 deaths became Reporting Scotland’s headline story despite being an unremarkable statistic compared to the zero on two successive day.

Earlier, BBC Scotland’s lord of darkness, accomplice in naked bias of Lady Sarah Smith, asked the First Minister:

I wonder if you can explain why more than 200 people with coronavirus having died on Scotland having picked up the virus in hospital wards that were supposed to be covid-free and how you would explain their deaths to their relatives?

Even after everything he has said in the past, he still has the ability to shock.

First, it’s not true. We don’t know whether these people caught the virus in hospital or in the community before admission.

Second, isn’t that an appalling tabloid question of great insensitivity? Can you imagine any English reporters daring to try to lay unconfirmed deaths in hospitals at the feet of the PM or even Matt Hancock?

The FM, as is her approach, did not react, but quietly pointed out why his question made little sense. Maybe she’s right to deal with it this way but many of us would have welcomed a repeat of the treatment she dished out to Jackson Carlaw yesterday.

3 thoughts on “Glenn Campbell and death return to BBC Scotland

  1. First we had the R number and now today,the K number.
    I have an F number which increases exponentially every day I watch HM press interrogating our FM with the same imbecilic questions,often repeated by others.
    At least it is out in the open where everyone can see the questions and the answers given with little room for lies or spin afterwards.
    Still doesn’t help to reduce my F number however.
    Perhaps I should see a doctor (not a spin one).

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  2. Obviously baldy isn’t smart enough (or too bitter) to realise that the audience for the Covid-19 updates isn’t the usual anoraks, there’s a lot of folk watching who are simply interested in their health. The nature of the media’s questions, the lack of respect for the FM is there for all to see. . . Plus the quality and reasonableness of her answers.

    So at a time when few are buying newspapers we’ve got the media damaging themselves infront of the public. Good init!


    1. Yes, but… Whereas the media enjoyed monopoly until lately, the public have been hoovering up info like a drug ever since the world opened up to their minds under lockdown. BBC Shiteland lost monopoly, Campbell’s theatrics were seen for what they are, a bad actor in an unpainted helmet, even Jackass’s indignations became the daily comedy special and half of Morningside turned off at the merest hint of Ian Murray… This little mafia screwed themselves through arrogant belief they controlled the media game, and they don’t any more.
      It may prove true that the only good thing Covid brought Scotland was increased awareness, and England aren’t that far behind, hence JRM’s desperation to restore DM and DE sales before England’s rage blows.


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