The Herald no longer has a solid anti-SNP agenda but allows anything even that which will risk lives to attract sales

I know, I know, it’s just click-bait. It’s just what journalists do to enable corporate profit. There are times, tiring, I think that, but then I remember that headlines like that might cause real damage.

If some people believe them and become dispirited by them, they may become more casual in their covid hygiene. So, I rebut them in the hope that at least one person is not deceived by them.

In 2014 and before, the Herald had a clear anti-independence, anti-SNP agenda. Nothing was allowed to stray from that.

Today, things are chaotic, anarchic, laissez-faire, free market. We still get the most outrageous lies from the likes of Gordon and MacLellan but we also get the subtle duplicity of Macwhirter. We get, as we did not in the past, reports like the one from Hannah Rodger yesterday, recognising the achievements of the Scottish Government, no ifs or buts.

You, they, might argue that’s balanced but it’s not. The anti-ScotGov stuff is based on lies and distortions while that which gives them due credit is based on reliable evidence. You wouldn’t allow the pro-smoking lobby to ‘balance’ medical evidence would you?

Scottish Government pays to advertise life-saving advice alongside a Herald headline suggesting it has been a waste of time.

Scottish Government pays to advertise life-saving advice alongside a Herald headline suggesting it has been a waste of time.

So, when you see McArdle’s headline today and read on, you discover that it’s fake news presented in an effort to attract readers and clickbait. Professor Bauld who features heavily in McArdle’s piece does not say anything like that headline and I suspect she might be horrified by it and the potential effects of it.

2 thoughts on “The Herald no longer has a solid anti-SNP agenda but allows anything even that which will risk lives to attract sales

  1. Their deployment of the word “marginal”
    I now impart the meaning of such in relation to Covid deaths and infections
    Deaths
    England 40213
    Scotland 2490 and if pro rata would be 3940 A Massive margineTo use their word well just a wee bit of it this does require context in the field of Maths
    As such is 61.76 % of a margin
    Infections
    England 248895
    Scotland 18340
    And if pro rata would be 24391
    Once more very far indeed from qualifying for the use of the word MARGINAL
    Truth is Truth no matter how much you attempt to spin into a fairy tale
    Know thy Foe
    But in this instance do not be tricked with their crass stupidity
    Their colonial master will soon see the error in their ways and rearrange their battle hymns

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  2. They are having to try and damage Sturgeon. . . . . Irrespective of the damage to their own reputation as a humanbeing.
    We should all just be glad we don’t have to earn our crust the way McArdke, Gordon and MacWhirter do.

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