BBC Scotland and the curious case of the changing headlines

  Today Newsnet Scotland publishes a ruling from the BBC Trust that should serve as an alert to people who believe that the BBC can be trusted to report the independence referendum in a truly impartial manner. The episode that led to ...

Lies, lies, lies, lies, lies

  We were hoping to come up with a subtler headline than that, but trying to analyse today’s media in fine detail is a bit like trying to translate a complex scientific report from Mandarin into Latin, when it’s taped onto the front ...

scottish oil

Documentary on Scottish Oil (The McCrone Report) suppressed by BBC

This suppressed BBC Alba documentary shows how the British government kept an eye on the SNP.  It discusses the McCrone Report, the suppression of which hid Scotland's wealth from it's people for 30 years.  At the end, they discuss the oil cash ...

Undisclosed Interests

  Newsnet Scotland this morning attacks some comments by BBC presenter James Naughtie in which he remarks disapprovingly on the aesthetic state of Princes Street in Edinburgh. To be honest, we’re with the Beeb’s man on this one – ...

The fourth and fifth estates

  We learned yesterday, in perhaps not the most groundbreaking journalistic scoop of all time, that people don’t much trust politicians. While Scots were much more inclined to believe what they were told by the Yes campaign than the No ...