SCOTTISH/BRITISH MAINSTREAM MEDIA
What ever happened to journalism? Objective, independent, investigative journalism? An absolute fundamental requirement in a properly functioning democracy. An essential component in the checks & balances required to protect our society.
REPLACED with a tsunami of half truths, total misrepresentation & out and out lies. U.K. Media bad, but in Scotland it is totally corrupted, to at all cost preserve the Union.
HERE'S THE HEADLINES
SNP bad - SNP bad - SNP bad - SNP bad. Same every day.
HERE'S THE WEATHER
The older reader will remember PRAVDA. This was the official state media outlet of the former USSR. Pravda translated from the Russian language means truth.
The joke was Pravda wasn't Pravda.
Pravda was mild compared to what we have. We are now subjected to North Korean style propaganda.
99% of Scotland's national newspapers & news channels are not owned by Scots. They make no attempt to be objective.
I WANT THE SNP GOVERNMENT TO BE SCRUTINISED. BUT IT'S NOT
What we get from our media are quotes from opposition parties reported as news. Nearly always misrepresentions of reality. Media not investigating anything, just churning out Westminster controlled propaganda. Save the union at all costs. They know that if we find out the truth there will be one less country in the Empire.
WHENEVER A HEADLINE GRABS YOU - CHECK IT OUT FROM ANOTHER SOURCE
SOCIAL MEDIA, GOOGLE, DON'T BELIEVE ANY ONE. Check different sources & make your own judgement.
EXAMPLES OF SUCH PROPAGANDA
INDYREF 14 (LONG SECTION, BUT READ IT - UNBELIEVEABLE)
About a week before the vote, watching a live Alex Salmond press conference from Edinburgh.
First question Nick Robinson BBC
"Mr Salmond today's report from RBS surely sinks your campaign below the waterline It says that RBS have made provision to move their operation to England in the event of a yes vote."
"Well Nick. I have here a letter from RBS sent to their employees. It states that they have nothing to worry about as what they are doing is setting up a registered office in English legal jurisdiction in case of Independence. No plans to move jobs. Basically doing what Halifax did when they merged with Bank of Scotland. They set up an office in Edinburgh so they would comply with Scottish law."
"By the way Nick, I am surprised you have this information as it has not yet been announced in the stock market. Therefore should not be public knowledge."
MAIN NEWS BULLITEN
Headline story SNP campaign holed below the waterline. Nick's claim that RBS is leaving Scotland
Cut to Salmond not his response. It's never heard.
They air his complaint that the news was leaked before announcement on the stock exchange.
This is followed by several 'experts' telling us about the damage to the Scottish economy if RBS leave. Despite the fact they didn't say they were leaving.
They have decided that RUTH DAVIDSON is the best hope of saving the union. She is given a free run from all the Scottish media.
They have all but given up on Scottish Labour. Too weak to save the UK.
Ruth is always giving forceful speeches in Holyrood. Clips of which are often shown on TV news.
Reply to her question is rarely shown.
"Even in Nicola Sturgeon's own Govan constituency SNP can't keep their promises. They promised to keep open the local
health clinic. This week it closed."
Delivered in her usual dogmatic forceful style. Sits down, looking pleased that she has brought this to the attention of the nation.
It's all an act. She knows the answer that's coming.
"We originally planned to keep this clinic open, but through savings in other areas we were able to build a new clinic with better facilities in the same neighbourhood."
ONLY THE QUESTION GETS AIR TIME - NOT THE REPLY
THINK THATS WHAT YOU CALL PROPAGANDA
Ruth has a rant that baby boxes can catch fire (if you put a blow torch on them) demand that they are withdrawn until stringent tests are carried out to comply with a whole load of British Standard numbers which she quotes.
REPLY - THEY WERE ALL DONE A YEAR BEFORE INTRODUCTION
QUESTION GOT AIR TIME - ANSWER DID NOT
SNP GOV FAILS AGAIN. Scots outpatient dept falling badly behind England as far as processing appointments on schedule.
England removes people who don't turn up for appointments from their figures.
Scotland's percentage of processed appointments are taken from the total number of appointment made.
So English figures look better------- not a true comparison.
SNP ACCIDENT & EMERGENCY CRISIS
95% of patients not processed within 4 hours.
Totally misleading. The target is 95% that was not reached. In the winter months in particular only 80% were processed within 4 hours. We need it to perform better.
The headline read. 95% were not processed within 4 hours.
During the worst periods 15% were not processed within the target time. most of the year they were closer to target but rarely reached.
All donations to U.K. Political parties over the sum of £500 must be publically identified. IE name address etc etc.
SCOTTISH TORIE'S have received £300,000 over recent years from an unidentified source. An organisation which has
a name but no address and no named people behind the organisation.
Possibly a crime has been committed by Scots Tories. Possibly not.
You would think the press would inquire. NO NO NO.
RUTH is in the paper and on T.V all the time slagging off SNP & telling us how good the Scottish Tories are, but no one asks her about 'Dark money'
SNP PUTTING YOUR TAXES UP from 20% to 21% Outrage.
One of the new tax bands is 21%. Also has a new 19% band.
NO THEY ARE NOT PUTTING YOUR TAX UP unless you earn over £33k & then only a fraction, unless you are on big money. Earn big money, move to England, suffer poorer services, pay for prescriptions, 9k a term for university etc etc.
Central Gov cuts mean they are attempting to protect services by raising more money.
MOST WILL PAY THE SAME or get a tax cut. Some will pay more. See chart difference in tax on your annual earnings.
LOOK AT THIS
Bear in mind they know exactly what the truth is. But look!
Will the defence secretary provide money to service personnel in England so they won't miss out on the tax cut they would have if they were based in Scotland?
SNP'S GARDEN TAX
They are going to tax your garden.
Reality. A committee is looking at the feasibility of replacing property tax with a land tax.
Stop property companies land banking. Free up land for building.
Seriously wealthy would pay more. Poor would pay less.
Could put some landowners out of business.
To complicated to implement the change from current system.
A feasibility study. No where near being a policy.
Scottish Tory establishment who own lots of land put the word out to frighten the peasants that the SNP is going to tax your garden. Don't vote for them. In an independent Scotland your garden would be taxed.
This you can understand when you look at the ranks of the Scottish Tories in Holyrood. One of their MSPs is the son of Cameron of Lochiel. Don't know anything about him. He could well be a great guy doing his best for the greater good.
I do know his dad has 90,000 acres in his back garden ?????
The media put all this out as if it's real.
WHEN I HEAR SUCH STORIES I VIEW THEM AS AN INSULT TO MY INTELIGENCE
Too many simply accept what their told. STOP DOING THAT.
Enquire ,scrutinise, fact check...
Social media & google (avoid mainstream news channels if you are looking for the truth on anything that can be linked to Scottish constitutional matters). Take in a wide array of sources & make your own judgement.
That's enough waffle for now. Here's some more pictures.
This report shows under SNP the Scottish economy is not performing as well as the rest of U.K
Another SNP bad story.
The report actually says the Scottish economy is performing one tenth of one percent worse than U.K
NEW BRIDGE Queensferry crossing.
Media tells us.
Over budget, late completion and the ridiculous position of having to close a new bridge for repairs.
Construction Industry News tells us.
Under original budget late because of unusually bad weather. Snagging works normal for a project of this size.
Awarded U.K Construction Project of the Decade.
SKY TV PAPER REVIEW
Council elections. Amazingly enough the two English journalists had a Scottish paper to revue.
One said to the other. "look at that. I'd have never believed that. The Tories have won Glasgow". By looking at the headlines she genuinely believed the Tories had won Glasgow council election.
Only on much closer inspection was it possible to decipher that rather than winning the election, they had actually gained some list seats through the PR system.
OK OK OK I hear you, you've got the message.
NO MORE TEXT. ONLY PICTURES FROM NOW ON
The British Establishment & media view you with contempt.
IT'S OK TO CHANGE YOUR MIND