This is about media representation.
I have no idea whether the Scottish Welfare Fund is working as it should.
I do know it is part of £125 million in attempts by the Scottish Government to mitigate UK Government austerity cuts. You’d never know that from the National article based on a Ferret investigation, in turn based on what the charities say.
We’ve been here before. The National’s editor, perhaps influenced by the words of its founding editor, recently rejected by the good folk of the Ayr SNP as MSP candidate, has chosen to report a story already well covered by the anti-independence media, because:
True to his word, the National has regularly taken its corporate shoulder off the wheel of freedom or tried to nudge it into the gutter with reports disadvantageous to the SNP Government and joining the wider feeding frenzy. Here are 9 I’ve spotted:
As for the Ferret, it does, like the National, do a lot of good stuff but it’s funded by the Cooperative/Labour and often writes for the Scottish MSM. They’ll insist, no doubt, that they are impartial but they’re kidding themselves and their readers. Here are five examples:
While Scottish Labour conspicuously fails to deal with anti-Islamic comments made against the SNP Justice Minister by one of Anas Sarwar’s colleagues, he continues to pursue any possibility that he might use to attack the reputation of Scotland. His heartless exploitation of the mothers of dead children to attack the NHS in Glasgow and, by … Continue reading Anas Sarwar, the Ferret and his pet professor construct fake news on Islamophobia in Scotland based on self-selecting sample of at most 0.4%→
https://www.thecanary.co/?s=Scotland I can’t remember finding fault with anything written by the Canary, but Scotland’s own Ferret? Funded by Cooperative/Labour and often writing for the Scottish MSM, they’ll insist, no doubt, they are impartial but they’re kidding themselves and their readers. See: FFS The Ferret’s claim that Mike Russell’s claim is False is FALSE FFS! Labour and … Continue reading Scots can trust the English-based Canary before Labour’s Ferret→
Disclaimer: I’m not an economist, thank God, but I think I know what’s wrong with this stoatally wrong ‘Fact Check’ and can weaselly rebut it. Famous last words. Maybe I should ask Contrary before I post this. Ah, WTF, I’m going for it. The Ferret piece is here: https://theferret.scot/claim-scotland-pays-out-more-than-gets-back-false/ I’ve read it and it seems … Continue reading FFS The Ferret’s claim that Mike Russell’s claim is False is FALSE FFS!→