As I have commented in the past I have rarely bought a newspaper since the referendum, I have occasionally picked up a National or a Dundee Courier but overall broke the habit during Project Fear and Lies. We all understand, as Stuart noted on Wings, that there is no point in personalizing attacks on the media or journalists for a variety of reasons and I understand that, it really doesn’t help the cause. I do reserve the right to politely challenge them though when they just blindly spout their employers lies without challenge, I do believe in such a thing as professional integrity, but what I saw this morning just takes the piss. The Sunday Mail are now up there with the Scotland on Sunday with today’s front page, where the Scotland on Sunday implied that YES were Nazi’s (see below)
The Sunday Mail today has implied that Scots are partly responsible for maiming and murdering (see below)
If decent people from both Yes and No are not offended by this then there is little hope left. How dare they in their drive to imply anything can they imply that we, as a nation, are a party to maiming and murdering, how f*****g dare they. I can’t remember Holyrood granting licenses to sell weapons to anyone, that is reserved, only the UK Government can sanction the sale of arms and controlled goods, that would be the British Government. Yes some arms might be made in Scotland, under UK Government approval, but to imply that Scots alone are doing this is the lowest I think anyone can go in recent times.
My message to the Sunday Mail is F***K YOU with bells on. I swore to myself this morning that I am finished with ever buying a newspaper again, I have had it with the main stream media in this country. They are a bunch of shysters of the worst kind and any so-called journalist putting their name to that should hang their heads in shame, you deserve our contempt, you deserve our loathing and you certainly have no right to call yourself a journalist in any shape or form. Today was a new low for me, if this doesn’t make you want that YES vote even more then nothing will, and if you support that headline and front page then shame on you.
I was going to make weekends a politics free zone on Grumpy, so I am sorry for that, but this got me so pissed off this morning that I had to rant. next weekend will be politics free.