In the National yesterday:
Scotland’s national clinical director has described how the country’s Covid-19 case rate is “dramatically falling”. Speaking to the BBC‘s Today programme, Professor Jason Leitch said: “We had five out of the top 10 local authorities in the UK, now we have none in the top 150.
He’s correct, look at this fall to almost the lowest rate, starting 26 days ago:
Note, he’s speaking to a UK radio show, not BBC Scotland, but look at those jumping out headlines.
In any normal media world, journalists would pounce on those words from a national clinical director, no less, and splatter them across the front pages.
Not so in Scotland:
BBC Scotland, not a word.
The Herald, no mention.
And, the Scotsman, look at that top story!
But BBC UK?
They were excited and talking about this on news broadcasts and on Newsnight, after only 5 days yet BBC Scotland, after 26 days, still has other things to tell us.
Even the Times of London, in its Scottish section can tell us about the optimistic trend:
You know what to do.