Peter A Bell
anti-independence propaganda

Gauging the success of the anti-independence propaganda campaign

With all due respect to Dr Iain Black, I think he was very wise to emphasise that he “makes no claims about how generalisable” his ‘findings’ are. I strongly suspect that his research may not have been measuring what he intended. What his ...

sturgeon

Media demonizes Sturgeon but has inexplicable adulation for Davidson

Perhaps the most interesting thing to note from the polling on political leaders is the massive difference between Scotland and the rest of the UK (rUK)with regard to perceptions of Nicola Sturgeon and Ruth Davidson. One might reasonably suppose ...

Assaulting ‘Fortress BBC’

BBC to launch new Scottish channel by Autumn 2018 It’s the BBC. Nobody trusts the BBC. Well, nobody in the Yes movement. Nobody who is aware of the corporation’s despicable behaviour during the first independence referendum campaign. Nobody ...

sarah smith

False narratives

That politicians, aided by a pathetically compliant media, can create a completely false narrative will hardly be news to anyone. What may be surprising, however, is the ease with which this can be done and the speed with which this false narrative ...

A tale of two failures

The most striking thing about Donalda MacKinnon’s pleas on behalf of the BBC in Scotland is that she sounds exactly like the leader of British Labour in Scotland (BLiS). The tone is identical. A tone of wheedling condescension that somehow manages ...