Can we believe anything the corporate media tells us?
Late last night a headline appeared on STV news. The headline proclaimed support for Scottish independence had increased after the Brexit vote. Great news thought I.
However, almost immediately another headline appeared on the web site of The Herald. The newspaper informed readers that Brexit hadn’t resulted in increased backing for independence.
Bizarrely both headlines were based on the same poll results. It bred confusion on social media as people sought to determine which was telling the truth. I tracked down the survey dataset and concluded that – arithmetically – the STV headline was probably the more accurate.
Author : GA Ponsonby
Source : http://indyref2.scot
Original Publication Date : Jul 30, 2016
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