TV news must exhibit more credible research on major issues

    Dr John Robertson brings Part 3 in his series of analysis of TV news in the run-up to the Scottish Parliamentary Elections in May. This chapter covers  January 22 – 27 Friday 22nd January:  STV return to Govanhill, ...

The scum at the bottom of the sewer

  As it happens, one of the things that we’ve been occupying ourselves with during the current news drought is pulling together a post called “The SNPBAD Files”, collecting all the desperate smear and innuendo of the Unionist ...

The headline is always a lie

  In a cunning meta-twist which simultaneously proves and disproves its own claim, the headline above is itself a lie. It’s of course not true that every single headline you read in a newspaper is absolutely false. It is, however, a ...

Now on BBC Scotland … the news from Scottish Labour

  On the evening of January 12th SNP MPs swamped Twitter with angry messages after they were prevented from taking part in a House of Commons vote.  All Scottish constituency MPs had been barred from voting on legislation that the ...

Two impostors just the same

  The groupthink of the Unionist commentariat is unfailingly a sight to behold. Barely a dozen weeks ago we drew attention to a seasonal crop of articles professing that the end of the SNP’s eight-year “honeymoon” was in sight, ...