So, BBC Reporting Scotland, straight in with a quick hello and then more non-expert advice on pandemic management from some business folk who clearly do not give a, about anyone other than themselves.
It’s those Scottish Retail Consortium folk again and two representatives of the hyphenated class, Simon Harvey-Potts and Ewan MacDonald-Russell, demanding state support for their businesses. I suppose if they pay the living wage to their staff and have always paid their taxes, they do deserve something, if.
We hear quickly, in passing, that the Scottish Government is spending £3.7 billion helping businesses rebuild.
Then it’s quickly on to the latest Covid rates but absolutely no mention of contextual facts like, ‘it’s twice as high in England’, or ‘it’s three times as high in Northern Ireland.’ Not in the public interest clearly.
Then right at the end of the show, Prof Bauld gets to tell us the numbers are stable and that ‘we are in a slightly better position than might have been the case’ but the presenter has other things on his mind – a murrder and Nicola Sturgeon’s sister getting arrested.
Inform, educate and entertain?