From BBC Scotland today without a hint of reasoned, critical, assessment:
Businessman Jim McColl has helped to fund a new publication aimed at exposing “the truth” about Scotland’s ferry scandal.
Copies of the Caledonian Inquirer will be distributed in west coast towns and island communities.
Described as a polemical “broadsheet” it includes interviews with ferry experts, politicians and islanders.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-63921383
A ‘polemical broadsheet?’ Just a euphemism for openly biased and frankly, too wee for a broadsheet.
Let me get this right. A very rich man, in unhappy because some people blame him, as the owner of a shipyard, for things that went wrong in that shipyard?
Now, he helps to fund the start up of a free magazine specifically aimed at exonerating him and blaming the Scottish Government via its agency, CMAL?
There’s not a single word in the BBC report on the possibility that this might be a disturbing, anti-democratic, thing for a rich man to be doing when he cant get his way by the paths the rest of us must accept?
Does it remind you of someone?
Trump has effectively become the executive producer of all our cable news channels.
We are watching a major party candidate distort the truth and lie about important issues of our time, and the media is struggling to hold the candidate accountable. The data is clear: Trump lies more frequently, more thoroughly, and on matters of greater importance than any candidate of the modern era. Why is it so hard for the news media to bring accountability to this election?https://eu.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/08/08/trumpism-media-fascist-fox-news-newspapers-television-showman-business-column/88001176/