In the National on the 23rd:
TWO BBC Scotland chiefs admitted to worried staff that a plan to transfer two of its studios to the control of the corporation in England was not the “best deal” for the Scottish-based arm of the broadcaster and that they oppose it, The National can reveal. Mark Taylor and Jennifer Allan, who are both leading executives at the BBC in Glasgow, told employees they didn’t want the proposal to go ahead when asked about it at a meeting with employees.
Pardon me if I don’t empathise.
This is a group of media folk acting daily on behalf of the Union, distorting, omitting and plain lying, to undermine the independence movement. In 2014, when they help to steal the referendum result by demonising Alex Salmond, that view might have been controversial but we all know it’s true now.
Some of the younger staff are just socialised into an agenda but the seniors, Sarah Smith, Glen Campbell and a few others are fully aware of what their mission.
Now, they learn a bitter less as, like the DUP recently, stabbed in the back by those they thought were on the same side.
Some in the National and even in the SNP seem prepared to come to their defence. I don’t get that.
See the above images of a trade unionist and an SNP MSP and ask why the well-known Smith and Campbell are not the champions of this cause.
Pacific Quay cannot be reformed. The rot is everywhere.
A state broadcaster is a bad thing anyway. Set up an long-arms-length committee funded by democratic process in parliament, invite groups to broadcast via open-tendering and demand transparent practice guided by democratic principles, regularly inspected.