They do have quiet days, days when the propaganda is turned down. It makes sense. If they were hitting the SNP/SG/Scotland bad theme all the time, it might turn some No voters off.
Today, however, they crank up the machine.
Against the background of all scientific evidence, widespread adoption of vaccine passport internationally, Keir Starmer on Marr approving, the UK Tories approving and some nightclub owners even in favour of vaccine passports, Reporting Scotland go with those wacky epidemiologists, the other nightclub owners and Neil Oliver to cast the Scottish Government legislation as a failure.
No other public service broadcaster sides with selfish and unscientific viewpoints against the interests of citizens.
Even the evidence is merely anecdotal from members of the hospitality group.
Screaming across to the other side, dumping their libertarian disdain for policy designed to save lives in nightclubs, they platform calls for even stricter policies on COP26 where people will not be junping around spraying aerosols in each other’s faces.
We hear that a ‘leading health expert has warned that tighter restrictions will be the inevitable consequence if sustained growth in Covid cases in Scotland can’t be curbed.’
Remember Covid cases are currently flat in Scotland, in sharp contrast to and far lower than, those in England and Wales:
Who is the leading health expert? It’s Gillian Evans, Head of Health Intelligence, NHS Grampian. She’s just a local health board officer who seems to have replaced those real leading experts, much more commonly present in UK media, profs Sridhar and Bauld. Why is Evans the new go to? She says what they want? Oh, Aberdeen? Is she one of Pennington’s students?
I’d agree COP26 is a bad idea and a bit of a risk but probably less than football matches and nightclubs. Also, its very clearly a UK Government event. Shouldn’t they be responsible for some of this?