The BBC Scotland Business website, with some readers I feel sure, did headline the dramatic letter from Scotland’s food and drink sector, criticising the UK/Australia trade deal but Reporting Scotland last night, on the very day the letter is published, as often before, ignores a story that does not fit their hardcore loyalism and the nurturing of their uniquely elderly and conservative audience, essential to the No vote.
It’s hard to see the inconsistency between the website and broadcasts as anything other than political.
Imagine the same group had criticised the Scottish Government and the opposition parties were then able to blame the SNP for something? It would be the top story all day, at the very least.
Headlining unsubstantiated opposition accusations that young people are being ‘cheated’ by the schools assessment system, supposed concerns about the fan zones for Euro 2020 ignoring the clear-cut evidence that events outside offer far less risk and digging up anxieties about pregnancy and the vaccines, they find no time for the letter signed by 14 key players in the industry :
What could be more newsworthy? Look a the list of signatories.