Fury as National reminds us it will always weaken the Yes campaign to snipe at SNP Government

Joining her corporate and state buddies, once again, the National reminds us of the unavoidable limitations of a pro-Independence news source wedded to bourgeois notions of journalistic standards and staffed by interlocking elites, too close to BBC Scotland and the MSM.

I know they publish a lot of very high quality reports entirely favourable to the cause but there is clear agenda to undermine the SNP on a regular basis with reports identical to those across the lobby in the Herald that, in so doing, undermine the wider movement.

They, some of the celebrity hacks clearly ambivalent and often recent so-called converts, who guest write there, rarely attack the smaller pro-independence groups who divide the movement. Why would they? Only the SNP with all its warts can do this thing.

Though quite rare, I’ll admit, this is not the first time by any means:

https://talkingupscotlandtwo.com/2020/04/24/another-wee-reminder-that-the-corporate-national-is-not-entirely-with-us/

https://talkingupscotlandtwo.com/2020/04/12/the-limited-commitment-of-the-national/

https://talkingupscotlandtwo.com/2019/11/08/the-national-and-a-dundee-profs-dodgy-statistics-feed-the-unionist-press-boris-rants-and-that-dundee-tory-mp-on-qt-last-night/

Should the National have denied the BMA the chance to spread anxiety about NHS Scotland?

Scotsman, Herald and National (!) contradicted as evidence shows Scottish Ambulance Service in ‘excellent condition’

EIS survey on Scottish teacher stress is stupidly covered in National then disappears before leading academic can mark it its ‘methods.’

Both BBC Scotland and the ‘pro-Independence’ Sunday National use unpublished or unreliable evidence to accuse Scottish schools of ‘unlawful’ actions

And, of course there is the bias by omission. County lines drug gangs from England and farm machinery thefts by gangs based in England but the ‘E’ word is no more mentioned in the National than on BBC.

4 thoughts on “Fury as National reminds us it will always weaken the Yes campaign to snipe at SNP Government”

  1. Yes indeed John, the parallel Herald-National stories have jarred on a few occasions, they must have some sort of standing arrangement to jointly assault SG occasionally “for balance”.
    Yet this particular example of Britnat hype and nonsense (even on C4) in under 24 hours of the results arriving had to have been prepared well in advance.
    I doubt teachers and pupils have even had the opportunity to discuss and review the results yet, it will be interesting to see the “Fury” manifest in the number of Appeals.

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  2. The National is anti SNP, I stopped buying it months ago. They quite often
    portray the likes of untRuth Davidson in a good light, and give the BritNat parties a good platform more so than pro Indy imo. It’s a wolf in sheeps clothing far as I’m concerned, I know some good bloggers write for them and that is good, and it’s a symbolic threat to the Britnats, ( saw about 5 of them turned so as the front page was not visible just yesterday!) but I can’t stomach what seems to be an underlying dislike if not actual anti SNP which they slyly creep into their rag. No thanks.

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  3. It’s the SQA they are slagging isn’t it? I’m sure a mention of John Swinney will come along in due course, but the radio only mentioned the SQA this morning, and that’s definitely not the Scottish government. I’m not sure the SQA is always particularly adept either.

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  4. I really had to chuckle when on the BBC website… ”some pupils” thought their results were downgraded because their SCHOOL was not performing well’ Really ??? I guess that would be most kids reaction when not getting the results they expected. Aye right. Must say it never crossed my mind many many moons ago when I did not get the pass I expected!!!!. In perhaps less civilised countries BBC ‘journalists’ would likely be put on trial for corruption and crimes against humanity.

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