The Scottish Media For Dummies

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The Scottish Media For Dummies A beginner’s guide to how it works: SUNDAY: The Sunday Times copies an SNP BAD nonsense story wholesale from the previous day’s Scottish Daily Mail. MONDAY: The Scottish Daily mail copies an SNP BAD nonsense story wholesale from the previous day’s Sunday Times. (The story itself being a worthless nano-crumb of utterly spurious cobblers from an unnamed source […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The Scottish Media For Dummies

Due diligence

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Due diligence Even in a sluggish news season, it’s somehow extra-dispiriting to see a once-august newspaper like the Sunday Times fill its pages by trying to flog its readers reheated old cobblers from the previous day’s Daily Mail. We’ve already shredded the towering stupidity of the story itself (the Times dutifully repeats all the exact same drivel about meal […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Due diligence

Drowning the baby

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Drowning the baby Pointing out the spectacular levels of imbecility among Scotland’s elected Tories has threatened to become a full-time job for this website in recent months. We wish we could say that today’s example was even a particularly noteworthy one, but tragically it’s about par for the course. Today’s Scottish Daily Mail leads with a rather limp piece about […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Drowning the baby

A hostile environment

Source:: Wings Over Scotland A hostile environment From here: (NB These rules do not apply to Andrew Neil, Nick Robinson, etc etc. Like, duh.) Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland A hostile environment

A story told in pictures

Source:: Wings Over Scotland A story told in pictures Because we have no words. Previous coverage: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland A story told in pictures

Trampling on graves

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Trampling on graves Last night – at the insistence of the SNP – the House Of Commons held a six-hour emergency debate in the wake of the UK’s unquestionably illegal bombing of Syria at the weekend, under the supposed justification of a chemical attack that may well not have happened at all, far less have been the responsibility of the […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Trampling on graves

The fishwives

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The fishwives Scotland’s political opposition and media, today: There can surely be no country on Earth cursed and plagued with a more pathetic shower of petty, whining, gossiping harpies in those roles than Scotland. And while we knew that already, barely a day seems to go by without them reaching a new nadir. If you’ve got the […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The fishwives

Desperate fishwives

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Desperate fishwives Scotland’s political opposition and media, today: There can surely be no country on Earth cursed and plagued with a more pathetic shower of petty, whining, gossiping harpies in those roles than Scotland. And while we knew that already, barely a day seems to go by without them reaching a new nadir. If you’ve got the […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Desperate fishwives

The decoy

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The decoy Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The decoy

Twelve days too late

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Twelve days too late Yes, we know the Express announces a “killer blow” to independence every couple of weeks. But otherwise we can think of nothing to add to this story, so just click the pic to read and enjoy. Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Twelve days too late

The killer blow

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The killer blow Yes, we know the Express announces a “killer blow” to independence every couple of weeks. But otherwise we can think of nothing to add to this story, so just click the pic to read and enjoy. [EDIT 6.50pm: Duh! We’ve just noticed the article is in fact from exactly a year ago. Beamer for us! […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The killer blow

The elephant in the courtroom

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The elephant in the courtroom One way or another, a lot of politics is being played out in courts at the moment. Whether it’s Spain trying to crush the Catalonian independence movement, America frantically trying to impeach its President before he does something REALLY crazy or the UK trying to redefine the most basic of human freedoms out of existence without ever […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The elephant in the courtroom

The gloom hunters

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The gloom hunters The accountancy firm Price Waterhouse Coopers – last seen charging the taxpayer an eye-watering £20.4m for just eight weeks’ work during the collapse of Carillion – today published a report into the declining number of high-street retail outlets in the UK. BBC Scotland was keen to put a regional slant on it. According to the […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The gloom hunters

Just plain lying

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Just plain lying The front page of today’s Scottish Daily Mail: The problem: it’s completely and utterly made up. Here’s what the paper is claiming: “Tens of millions of pounds worth of potholes created by the ‘Beast from the East’ will not be repaired because of a major funding crisis. Scotland’s roads have been plagued by the craters […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Just plain lying

The wrong end of the telescope

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The wrong end of the telescope This was the front page of yesterday’s Scotsman: As is often the case with Scottish newspapers these days, the story was based entirely on a fantasy – IF a certain number of people did a certain thing (flee to England to escape a 1p income tax rise), which the story doesn’t provide a shred of evidence […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The wrong end of the telescope