From the excellent MSM Monitor today:
A responsible broadcaster would be inviting folk to tune in to find out *why* wearing a face mask is a good idea. That would be the narrative from the get-go. BBC Scotland frames the advice as questionable and an inconvenience, thus undermining it. Reckless tabloid immaturity.https://twitter.com/msm_monitor/status/1610928288058286080
Seeing this, I was reminded of previous evidence of how Scotland’s MSM have worked to undermine the efforts of the Scottish Government, to saves lives. Despite that, with a much lower Covid mortality rate, 226.8 per 100k in Scotland and 310.9 in England, they have succeeded.
The contrast with Ireland is stark evidence of the most toxic of media biases we face in Scotland:
Above Scotland’s ‘quality’ press take the perspective of club and pub-owners, utterly unqualified to criticise pandemic control measures, and accuse ministers in a manner, unique in these islands, and that should sicken. On the Herald website, this:
Hospitality sector accused of trying to impose infection and death with help of media?
This is not happening in the UK/English media where the Tory revolt last night dominates. No hospitality ‘industry’ rep is platformed in Northern Ireland or Wales.
In Blackpool, where hospitality is all, the Gazette has 56 stories on their website and not one about the supposed ruin of the industry.
And in Ireland:
70 pus stories on the Irish Times website today and not one based on complaints from hospitality.
Informing the public, no ministers accused and the, unseen here, suggestion that some firms are getting subsidised while still able to pay dividends to shareholders.
For many in Scotland, the bias against anything the SNP Government does has become normalised, even in a pandemic. It’s only if we can reveal to them it’s freakish, unusual, nature that the scales might drop.