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Manufacturing doubt

This snippet from the Financial Times, brought to our attention by Wings Over Scotland, perfectly illustrates the principal weapon deployed by Better Together/Project Fear during the first independence referendum campaign –  doubt. The rules governing this form of negative propaganda … Continue reading

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Taking a stand

The real significance of the stooshie over flags may not be immediately obvious. Firstly, it has to be recognised that the issue here is not flags at all, but the casually malicious dishonesty of the British media and British politicians. … Continue reading

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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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