Three in a row! BBC Scotland’s tireless efforts to make you doubt the ‘SNP Scottish Government’

Today it’s the deliberate foregrounding one selected statistic that can be made negative and imply failure by the Health Secretary but, crucially, no context to help you see if it really is bad or not.

Yesterday, it was this platform for the Tories to misrepresent the closure of a mass vaccination centre, imply incompetence in the Health Secretary, stitch-up of Prof Bauld and ignore the move toward the same decentralised mobile centres announced by the UK Vaccines Minister days before.

The day before, it was one family’s tragedy presented as cruelty by the Health Secretary and, once more, ignore the very same thing in England.

There is a smelly trail of this anti-SNP propaganda, lying, going back for years now to a dead infant and a pigeon poo infection which killed no one.

Back the vaccines:

Almost a third of younger adults are still unvaccinated despite all over-18s being offered a first dose vaccine appointment by the end of Sunday. Health Secretary Humza Yousaf said some had re-arranged appointments and would receive the jab shortly. National clinical director Prof Jason Leitch said last week that uptake of the vaccine among 18-29 year olds had been slower than for other age groups.

How bad, good is this?

Note, they don’t say accurately that 68.4% have been jagged nor, of course that the figure for England is only 64.1% jabbed.

NHS England data in:

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8 thoughts on “Three in a row! BBC Scotland’s tireless efforts to make you doubt the ‘SNP Scottish Government’

  1. From a casual observation
    They appear to becoming desperate and frantic of late
    What do they know that we do not
    Maybe the secret polling Gove is desperately trying to avoid publishing
    Because have no doubt the ABC take orders from on high
    And their Masters are either Frightened,desperate or just plain stupid
    And the latter they are not,they full well aware of what they do and intend to do

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  2. O T . . . . . Tight now 2.55pm a Scotsman ? . . Robert Macintyre is the leading Brit in the Open on 6 under at the eighth . . . Listening on Radio 5 R M isn’t getting a mention. . .

    Yesterday he had the best round of the day. Not mentioned on Radio Scotland.


  3. Are those in Scotland that still use the BBC as a source of news and current affairs information the constant target nowadays of something akin to ‘gaslighting’? Indeed, more generally are we experiencing the political gaslighting of a nation by a dominant, Unionist media? It is arguably so!

    And the context for this is that many of the people being subjected to putative gaslighting have for over a decade given multiple democratic mandates to govern to one party, the SNP. The objective is to undermine confidence, trust and ultimately electoral support for the SNP and more deeply and insidiously – the ultimate goal – to undermine confidence in Scotland having the capability and capacity to be independent.

    As we know, gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation. It is used to sow doubt in individuals or groups so they question, among others things, their ‘perception’ .

    Potentially it sets out to generate this kind of voter response: ‘given this endless stream of bad stuff that I’m hearing/reading about Scotland how could I have been so deluded to vote SNP and even worse, how could I ever have considered voting for independence?’

    Perception changes; beliefs questioned; confidence in prior judgements shaken; incline to return to (imagined) old certainties; alter voting intentions.

    The gaslighting behaviour sets out to destabilise the target and delegitimise the target’s beliefs. In her book ‘Gaslighting: Recognising Manipulative and Emotionally Abusive People – and Break Free’, author Stephanie Sarkis describes gaslighting techniques. Written to explain the techniques as applied by one abuser to one individual or group, Sarkis’ list does however include some that can be recognised as being applied now within Scotland’s polity.

    – Tell blatant lies – so we’re left never sure what if anything is true.

    – Wear us down over time – gaslighting is done gradually so that even the brightest and most self-aware can be sucked in over time. “Like the proverbial frog in the pot of water, we don’t realise we’re being cooked until it can be too late.”

    – Exploit the knowledge that confusion weakens people – by constantly questioning everything, gaslighters are able to uproot a sense of stability and normalcy – and so create fear. As a result, gaslighters can present as the ones offering to make things more stable.

    So, can a nation be subjected to something comparable to gaslighting? And if so, is that what’s happening here and now? I fear it could be! Interested in others’ views.

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    1. stewartb

      Bang on the money
      Which in turns only adds to the conviction
      That without doubt as far as ABC and indy concerned
      That the hand up the posterior of the puppet BBC is without doubt none other than
      That of the relevant experts of the Dark Forces of the British State
      Let the B***tards know that we are watching the watcher

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    2. This should be good . . . .

      Written by the Experts . . . . . The BBC

      Gaslighting: How to spot it and stop it

      This article was last updated on 12 August 2020.
      Gaslighting is a dangerously subtle form of one-to-one control, often so much harder to spot because it wears the charming face of your friend, lover, colleague or relation – and it’ll tell you it only wants the best for you.

      The term was originally coined after a 1944 film ‘Gaslight’ portrayed a controlling marriage in which the husband manipulated his wife into doubting her own sanity. The term gaslighting has recently found notoriety again, thanks in part to the popularity of reality TV programmes.

      To ‘gaslight’ someone is to make them constantly doubt themselves, their actions and their perception of reality. This behaviour can occur in any relationship, not just romantic ones, and is sustained over a period of time. If a victim of gaslighting raises legitimate concerns about their treatment, their abuser may turn the tables on them, deflecting any responsibility for how they feel.

      Watch Psychologist Honey Langcaster-James explain how to spot red flags, and the difference between unintentional and malicious gaslighting:

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