More weasel than Ferret?

What the Ferret ‘fact checker’ claims:

Scotland’s health secretary wanted to suspend freedom of information (FoI) legislation in response to the coronavirus pandemic, according to internal government emails obtained by The Ferret.

What the email says:

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I won’t be subscribing to see the email they got through FoI because I don’t trust the Ferret (just look at the photo they chose, above) and they have previous:

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%

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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%→

SCOTS CAN TRUST THE ENGLISH-BASED CANARY BEFORE LABOUR’S FERRET

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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→

FFS THE FERRET’S CLAIM THAT MIKE RUSSELL’S CLAIM IS FALSE IS FALSE FFS!

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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!→

NATIONAL DISGRACE

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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 … Continue reading National Disgrace→

7 thoughts on “More weasel than Ferret?”

  1. John, I’d more surprised if prior to the “emergency” (presumably March) ideas on how to free up personnel had NOT been asked of all and sundry, the fact remains what JF “wanted” didn’t materialise nor did probably dozens of others.
    The tone reminds me of a previous JF smear attempt over a kid’s death at QEUH, the conspiracy that never was, so indeed MORE WEASEL THAN FERRET…

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  2. There is a number of the staff amongst The Ferret staff, whom I rate highly as good investigative journalists. But, there are others whose ‘principles’ are a bit more fluid and have particular narrow agendas that they are pursuing.

    On balance, like Commonweal, I still support them with a fair leaning to the positive side.

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  3. I find it strange that some journalists have turned against the SNP example WOS and more recently Grousebeater , weird , they blame SNP they blame NS for the court case against AS , as if SNP or NS have the authority to decide who does and who doesn’t get charged or summoned to court.

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    1. David Pratt of the Herald and National, said that once an Independence movement becomes split, it fails.
      Its hard to think of a more usefull servant of tge Union than tge first Blog hou mention.

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