I’ve been trying to follow some of the story regarding the 17 schools which have had to be closed in Edinburgh due to safety concerns, schools funded for an absolute fortune by previous Labour administrations using PFI (Private Finance Initiative), but you would be hard pressed to find any real stories with any detail. The Guardian cover the story with a headline photo of Nicola Sturgeon and only mention Labour at the very end of the short article in a quote by the Green Candidate. STV briefly cover the story with no mention of Labour or any quotes from Labour representatives, probably none were asked for. BBC online run with the story and no mention of Labour, how these schools are funded or any quotes from the Labour Party. The Herald cover the story, and guess what! No mention of Labour anywhere. I could go on and on and on but I won’t as it is being covered in Wings who will go into far more detail than I ever could I have no doubt.
We all know how morally corrupt the media in Scotland are, especially the BBC, but even I have been taken back by the absolute rubbing out of Labours part in this whole sorry saga on how these schools came to be and how they were funded. PFI will eventually cost upwards of 30 BILLION pounds in Scotland on buildings, hospitals etc that will not have cost even a quarter of that to build. For the media to effectively rub out Scottish Labours part in this, and to a lesser degree the Scottish Liberal Democrats who were in power with Labour at Holyrood when many of these projects were approved, is nothing short of a national scandal.
They often say that for a democracy to function it must have a free and unbiased media, well we have neither in Scotland. What we have in Scotland is a media collective the equivalent of Pravda, the former Soviet propaganda media arm. What we have in Scotland is an attack on our very democracy because for many who get their news from the mainstream the mainstream are feeding them lies, distortions or not just covering national scandals at all and even when they do they try to implicate Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP whenever they can. How much longer do we put up with this shit, the sooner these papers and the BBC die due to lack of sales and privatisation (unlikely for the BBC) the better because we are all being ill-served and fed shit every day.
No more, stop buying papers, stop watching the unionist news, seek out the truth on-line, go onto Wings Over Scotland, Munquins Republic, Craig Murray etc for the facts. Unionists need to wake up to the deception they are fed everyday, stop believing the shit they spout.
We all need to be amateur journalists now if the truth is to ever be heard.