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Feeding the beast

While very much in sympathy with Derek Bateman’s views on the media in Scotland, I must confess to being less concerned about the fact of a package of pre-written stories provided to newspapers by political parties than I am about … Continue reading

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The cornered beast

I’m sure we would all wish to associate ourselves with the comments made by Nicola Sturgeon and Shona Robison thanking NHS Scotland staff for the extra effort they put in at times when our health services come under particular pressure … Continue reading

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Patriotic propaganda

In one of those glorious coincidences that must have brought a grin the width of Cheshire to George Kerevan‘s face, the announcement of yet another grand royal diversion came on the same day as The National published his column under … Continue reading

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British is not best

Media mediate. The clue is in the name. All media come between the parties to a communication episode. They intercede to shape the message. They may alter that message to a varying extent and for a variety of purposes. Their … Continue reading

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An unsettled issue

Yet again, some dreadful nonsense from Iain Macwhirter. There’s the woefully naive and deluded idea that the British state does not resort to violent coercion as an instrument of policy. Jealous Britannia’s imperial robes are stained with the blood of … Continue reading

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September’s iScot Magazine

The following is an excerpt from my latest article for iScot Magazine. You can read the full article, called ‘Wounds unhealed and lessons unlearned’, in the September edition. Independent media is hugely important to Scotland. Please consider supporting iScot Magazine … Continue reading

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Support Scotland’s independent media

The following is an excerpt from my latest article for iScot Magazine. You can read the full article, called ‘Car crash’, in the August edition. Independent media is hugely important to Scotland. Please consider supporting iScot Magazine by subscribing and/or … Continue reading

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