As one alert reader noted, it wouldn’t be the Christmas holidays without Jackie Baillie honking out some old rubbish about an NHS crisis. We trust Scottish Labour have at least checked the figures properly this time.

But that, in a grim and narrow way, is Jackie Baillie’s job. Her party’s long-standing modus operandi is to spew out an endless stream of “SNP BAD” stories for the press to unquestioningly regurgitate, like some sort of political Human Centipede.

What journalists are supposed to do, though, is examine the partisan guff they get sent every day and analyse it to see if it has any news value. And under scrutiny, it turns out that the latest “crisis” is this: human life goes on ….

Read more here ….


Author :  Rev. Stuart Campbell
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Original Publication Date :  Dec 28, 2015
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