Biased Unionist media is the major obstacle to Scottish independence


ALTHOUGH there are interesting parallels and similarities between Scotland and Catalonia, there are also some very big differences. The biggest obstacle facing Catalonia as it attempts to achieve independence is the intransigence of the Spanish state, and the fact that the Spanish constitution explicitly rules out an independence referendum. The biggest obstacle Scotland faces is our truly lamentable media, a media which is grossly unrepresentative of the views of the country it purports to serve.

Opinion polls have been pretty consistent. A tad under half the population of Scotland support Scottish independence. The numbers who oppose independence and support independence are in the same ballpark, yet that’s not the view you’d get if your sole source of information about Scotland was a Scottish print media which is overwhelmingly tilted against independence. For a print publication to support independence is seen as being “political” in a way that opposing it is not, even though both points of view are equally political. Out of all the many and various newspapers published in this country, just one daily and one Sunday support a view of the constitution which has the backing of almost half the population.

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Author :  Paul Kavanagh
Source :  Wee Ginger Dug
Original Publication Date :  Oct 11, 2017
Article Link :  Wee Ginger Dug: Biased Unionist media is the major obstacle to Scottish independence
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