So, BBC Scotland staff reveal their Anglocentric view with every step. Do they just not know it’s a jag? Do they know but want to correct it into ‘proper’ English?
And, the Scotsman making call centre problems into a national disaster with out-of-data date from the week ending 10th July.
I suppose if you’ve already decided it would be cool to link non-answered calls, to a Covid helpline, to soaring infection levels, it must be disappointing when you look at the data as you write:
Oh, no! That pesky SNP Government has the infection levels plummeting and, worse, they’re rocketing elsewhere. What can you say? The truth? No, not that. That would spoil the headline.
England has 10 times the population so should have had 20 000 to our 2 000 cases yesterday but had 47 400, more than twice as many. Does their helpline work? Where’s that researcher?
Ah, but surely some parts of Scotland are worse?
Midlothian has 15th highest level! Would that work as a headline? Wee Reporting Scotland reporter sighs.