The story at the beginning, with the source, a Labour-affiliated union, a rep close to Jackie Baillie, feeding BBC Scotland with an uber-Unionist story, devoid of evidence but meat and drink to them.
The headline nearly accurate but, really, have the members been consulted?
Before you get to see the mention of the union, the headline is shorter and implies perhaps an impartial source. It’s a two-liner so the word ‘Unite‘ would fit in neatly. Why take it out?
The Reporting Scotland editor decides to pick it up and make it a big one.
What, just a union rep? No, say ‘calls’ to make it sound like we might have medics or experts here.
MSM Monitor and that old prof guy are counting? Who cares? Think of our audience.