Is anyone else bothered by the apparent lack of ANY rebuttal by the Scottish Government against the way the UK mainstream media reports in Scotland?
On an almost daily basis, we see another story about how Scotland is failing, when in fact it is the opposite.
We know it’s the opposite because for every story that is published which is against the Scottish Government, the unionist politicians run it through their social media like there is no tomorrow!
When Scotland out-performs and implements left-wing policies that show up the rUK, be it in education, rail, baby boxes or whatever, the mainstream media in Scotland, including some supposed independence supporting papers, run with headlines and articles that talk Scotland down.
Why do the SNP stay so silent?
I have heard the argument that they are allowing it all to unfold and let the people see the mess the UK Government makes for itself as a means to push voters to back independence, but this doesn’t sit well with me.
There is only so long that tactic can work before people become convinced by the constant lies.
I know the SNP want to distance themselves from independence just now on the back of Brexit and the ‘resetting’ of the legislative plan, however, they are not voiceless in Scotland but they are acting as if they are.
They do not need to jump on social media and bash every aspect of unionist political spin against Scotland, but some of the articles of late are just plain ignored by the SNP.
The rebuttals and debunking appears to be left to the people to refute and disprove – which is strange given the problems within Yes that have occurred lately.
I voted for the SNP as a means to independence but also because I believe in many of their policies. But I also voted for them to champion Scotland – they are failing here.
Politically, Scotland needs a strong voice. The SNP say they are a strong voice in Westminster but what happened to being a strong voice in Scotland? Not just against Labour, the Tories and Lib Dems, but against the media.
The unionist parties in Scotland can only make themselves look more and more out of touch, whereas the media…well they have influence to sway people away from Yes. The SNP should be at least attempting to stop this – or at a minimum appearing to be aware of it.
Nicola Sturgeon is tasked with protecting the interests of Scotland, at home and abroad. If the media in Scotland run with stories that damage Scotland’s interests at home and abroad, is she really doing what she has promised to do? If she isn’t, why not?
What has changed so dramatically in the SNP that they no longer seem capable of being able to shout back at the complete sham that is the Scottish (British) media?
The SNP need to stop being so relaxed and timid around this. They need to find their voice and find it quick.