The Herald of Decay

I was going to rebut Mackay but then I thought, why should I? I have a life, of sorts. It’ll be BS again.

So, in response to Neil Mackay’s attempt today to dump some rotten fruit of his brain cells, here’s a wee reminder of just how rotten a media outlet he is currently decomposing in. This is just the first 2 of 68 pages of posts when you search https://talkingupscotlandtwo.com/page/2/?s=Herald :

HERALD CONFIRMS GUTTER PRESS STATUS WITH VACCINE LIES

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The Herald on Sunday this morning goes with the same propaganda as the Scottish Daily Mail, ignoring the clear evidence from the BBC /ONS that Scotland is actually ahead of the curve on vaccine rollout: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-55573436 The map above is only two days old and published by the BBC based on the ONS original. They … Continue reading Herald confirms gutter press status with vaccine lies→

HERALD WRITER IMAGINES RACISM ICEBERG AT AMONG ONE IN A THOUSAND OF PUPILS

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From another Lib Dem campaign in the Herald: Ministers have been told to do more to prevent racist bullying and introduce compulsory recording of abuse after more than 2,200 incidents were reported in schools in the last three years. A freedom of information request by the Scottish Liberal Democrats has found at least 2,251 instances … Continue reading Herald writer imagines racism iceberg at among one in a THOUSAnd of pupils→

PUBLIC HEALTH EXPERT’S COMMENTS ON SCOTLAND’S SUPERIOR COVID PERFORMANCE BURIED BY HERALD REPORTER

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I’ve previously questioned Professor Linda Bauld’s willingness to fully credit the Scottish Government and the Scottish people for their achievement in keeping infection and death levels significantly lower than in England and Wales. Today in the Herald, you’d be forgiven for thinking her assessment of the situation to be, once more, sufficiently pessimistic and context-free … Continue reading Public Health Expert’s comments on Scotland’s superior Covid performance buried by Herald reporter→

THE HERALD’S ‘SENIOR RANGERS WRITER’ IS CORRECT

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I’m a bit surprised to see that The Herald has a ‘Senior Rangers Writer‘. I feel sure they must have one for Celtic. I’ll do the Junior Bairns Writer job part-time for nothing. You can’t have a Senior Bairns Writer. It doesn’t work, does it? Anyhow back to the main story: Jack’s argument that the … Continue reading The Herald’s ‘Senior Rangers Writer’ is correct→

HC-ONE CARE HOME DEATHS PRESENTED AS DUE TO NHS FIFE OR FIFE COUNCIL BY BOTH BBC AND HERALD

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Two days ago, BBC Scotland reported on three privately-owned care homes with Covid outbreaks and managed to avoid mentioning the owners. They did manage to mention the local health boards and the local authorities repeatedly. Any reader would think they were council-owned. That the health boards and the councils were fire-fighting the outbreaks by providing … Continue reading HC-One care home deaths presented as due to NHS Fife or Fife Council by both BBC and Herald→

THIS IS NOT A COUNCIL CARE HOME – BBC AND HERALD NEGLECT TO TELL YOU

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Who do you think owns and manages this care home? Read the full BBC Scotland report: NHS Fife has confirmed that a number of people with Covid-19 have died at a care home in Dunfermline. Canmore Lodge Care Home has 67 positive cases – 35 residents and 32 members of staff. NHS Fife has not … Continue reading This is not a council care home – BBC and Herald neglect to tell you→

HERALD AND SCOTSMAN SNUBBED BY SNP SUPPORT AT ALMOST 60%

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While the image above was headlined in the Herald after the latest Savanta:Com Res poll undertaken on 23rd November, it was only one in a series over months of unflattering images combined with reports suggesting that this time, this time, the people would lose faith in the First Minister, her government and the SNP. Poll … Continue reading Herald and Scotsman snubbed by SNP support at almost 60%→

THE HERALD’S GRIM IMAGE OF ITSELF

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The lads at the Herald must have whooped with delight and hand-slapped around the room when they captured the above image. I recommend immediate promotion to the Daily Mail or the Sun. They’ve earned it. No really, they deserve it. The article? Noooo! I won’t be reading that. That picture made me not want to … Continue reading The Herald’s grim image of itself→

THE DATA CLEARLY SHOW WE WERE BETRAYED TWICE BUT THE HERALD FAILS TO SEE THAT

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It’s another biggie from McArdle, where she asks: Coronavirus Scotland: How did we end up back in lockdown? Just follow the numbers Leaving aside the inaccuracy of the suggestion that we are back in lockdown when not all parts are in Level 4 and schools are still confidently open based on evidence, it’s full of … Continue reading The data clearly show we were betrayed twice but the Herald fails to see that→

HERALD BRINGS YOU THE LATEST, MEANING ……OH …. SOMETHING…WORK IT OUT YOURSELF

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What IS the point in headlining that. What’s your point? Is it bad? Not bad? Increasing? Surging? Not surging? Should we be discouraged? Encouraged? Remember: Quality? What qualities would those be? Informative? Analytical? There’s no one of that. Just: We can get all that stuff anywhere. It’s hardly headline news is it? Here are some … Continue reading Herald brings you the latest, meaning ……oh …. something…work it out yourself→

THE HERALD CROAKS FOR DOOM … AGAIN! WILL SCOTLAND BE UNABLE TO DEFEND ITSELF?

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The Herald croaks for doom … again!  Will Scotland be unable to defend itself? Its “expert’ says: ‘I have no answers to any of these problems, all I can point out is that it’s difficult and it’s expensive’ By stewartb May be we should just give up on independence now – this all sounds too, … Continue reading The Herald croaks for doom … again! Will Scotland be unable to defend itself?→

WHY IS HERALD TYING IT’S COLOURS TO THE MAST OF A TRIDENT SUB IN A FREE READ AS SUPPORT FOR INDEPENDENCE SURGES?

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No propaganda behind a paywall I suppose. You can read this one free. So many questions to ask before we even get to the flawed argument. Why is is this the headline story? Why now? Is this just more Unionist panic as the polls run away from them? How did this story make its way … Continue reading Why is Herald tying it’s colours to the mast of a Trident sub in a free read as support for Independence surges?→

HERALD MISSES GOOD NEWS ON CONSTRUCTION IN SCOTLAND

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According to the Herald today: The UK construction sector lost momentum in October but suffered less than most of the coronavirus-hit economy thanks to a buoyant housing market. This morning’s Purchasing Manager’s Index for the construction sector, produced monthly by IHS Markit and CIPS, showed a drop to 53.1 in October from September’s 56.8. The decline was bigger than the … Continue reading Herald misses good news on Construction in Scotland→

SICK TO THE BACK TEETH OF THE ‘HERALD OF DOOM’ AND ‘DENTAL LEADERS?’

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From the Herald of Doom‘s own Health Crisis Correspondent: DENTAL leaders have questioned why routine NHS treatment is being restarted amid a spike in coronavirus, as they warned that patients should not expect a return to normality. Dentists told the Herald on Sunday that NHS waiting times are “going to shoot through the roof” amid a … Continue reading Sick to the back teeth of the ‘Herald of Doom’ and ‘Dental Leaders?’→

OUTRAGE AS HERALD HEADLINES ANTI-ENGLISH VIEWS

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In the Herald today: A £29m contract to maintain and service a large chunk of Scottish Government-owned lifeline ferries has been awarded to an English shipbuilder over a Scots company that has been supporting vessels on the Clyde for over 100 years. Concerns have been raised over how the deal to maintain and service six … Continue reading OUTRAGE as Herald headlines Anti-English views→

MULTIPLE HERALD STORIES EXAGGERATE NUMBERS!

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It was three hospitals, yesterday. It was three wards in one hospital the previous. The same Herald journalist (14) wrote these multiple (2) stories which use the word ‘multiple’ accurately if unhelpfully. I wrote, previously and I repeat: Do you think your headlines might discourage some anxious folk from attending? Might some then get worse, … Continue reading Multiple Herald Stories exaggerate numbers!→

HERALD FAILS TO ASK EXPERTS IN ITS NEAREST UNI ABOUT MASS TESTING

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In the Herald, where else? SCOTLAND has been urged to improve its Covid checks to include border controls as it emerged that the nation is only testing at up to a third of its ability as it hits a second wave of the virus. It comes as questions have been raised over apparent slumps in Scotland’s … Continue reading Herald fails to ask Experts in its nearest Uni about mass testing→

YOU CAN TRUST THE HERALD BUT ONLY IF YOU’RE READING IT IN ENGLAND

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In a report which fails to clarify that it’s entirely about England, the Herald seems to care little if it confuses the situation in Scotland and undermines compliance levels. Those who are revealed by the NHS in England to have been told to self-isolate but whom the police discover have not, will then be prosecuted. … Continue reading You can trust the Herald but only if you’re reading it in England→

ONCE MORE NHS SCOTLAND FIGHTS ON AND THE HERALD STOKES FEARS TO UNDERMINE THEIR EFFORTS

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In what is, of course, largely a commercially driven tactic, the Herald offers us this morning nothing to help us understand anything. Whether this is a deliberate or just lazy habitual pattern, it does, of course, contribute to the vain attempts to weaken the appeal of the SNP Government at this difficult time for the … Continue reading Once more NHS Scotland fights on and the herald stokes fears to undermine their efforts→

HERALD PUTS IT BETTER THAN I COULD

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Today this Herald headline is such a fine piece of self-evaluation. Readers may remember these examples:

4 thoughts on “The Herald of Decay

  1. The Inquiry is a total waste of time and money. People do not care a damn or are sick of it. No one did anything wrong. The Police and the women did not want to go ahead with it. The authorities were warned it would not stand up in Court. Nicola stayed out of it. Following the code of conduct. She needs this nonsense like nothing. The trouble that has been stirred up by absolutely nothing.

    Lesley Evans and the Lord Advocate wasting £Millions of public money. That seems to be the gist of it.

    Gie’s peace. Apologise and pay compensation. Wrap it up. There are far more important things to worry about.. A pandemic and people dying. Brexit ruining the economy. People have had enough of it.

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