Salmond is correct, the journalists are wrong.

Just catching up with some stuff that has been going on and read a bit about this one today.

It appears that some journalists are a bit unhappy that Alex Salmond has had a go at their journalistic integrity. My heart bleeds, not. He is quoted as saying that the press in Scotland are “despised” , he is not wrong.

The press in Scotland, and in particular the BBC, wouldn’t know truth and balance if it smacked them in the kisser. When they should be ensuring balance and impartiality they follow their and their masters agenda and when criticised scream that they are here to hold politicians to account, well only some of them.

Mr Salmond said: “The press are largely despised not just because of what they write, but also because of what they don’t write and the ignorance, the prejudice that that displays.”

Who can argue with that, I certainly can’t. Of course rent a mouth David Torrance has had his say, he has blocked me on twitter so grabbed this from another twitter user.

Alex Salmond is not taking a shot at free expression but at the liars who call themselves journalists and for that they should be ashamed. The simple reality is the media in Scotland by and large is broken, broken beyond repair. Alex Salmond is 100% correct and I support his stance all the way.

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10 Responses to Salmond is correct, the journalists are wrong.

  1. Helena Brown says:

    Too right there, with a press over fond of as darling Trumpet says of actual fake news, they do us all a disservice. No longer do we look to them for news as all we get is propaganda.

    • Anonymous says:

      Too many in the press are full of it, Torrance being one of the worst. He is rent a mouth for the unionists. I buy the National a few times a week and read blogs or independent sites. I will never trust the mainstream media again, they are liars and are fake news.

      Thanks for commenting.


  2. Stan Wilson says:

    Don’t the British Nationalist journalists just hate it when they are held too account.
    Please note, I use the term “journalists” loosely as most just copy from BritNats propaganda publications.
    Truth and facts must be sought elsewhere, certainly not in any MSM, BBC or STV paper or broadcast.
    Alex was correct in all his comment and I would add “Do not trust the Main Stream Media”.

    • Anonymous says:

      Your are 100% correct. They hate to be found out, they hate new media like WoS, Munquins, Craig Murray etc. Their lies are there for the world to see, on top of how awful they are at journalism, many of the bloggers I read are far better than most of the so called journalists and it is so much fun attacking their lies. They must really hate social media.

      Thanks for commenting.


  3. andimac says:

    I remember an old phrase – “the gutter press”. I guess nowadays it applies to pretty much all of the print media and we have a new category, “gutter broadcasting” for TV. I also remember the “good old days” when the stairheid cludgie was stocked with torn sheets of newspaper for, shall we say, rectal cleansing? Who would have thought back then that we were pioneering the best use of print media?

    • Anonymous says:

      lol, you’re not far wrong there. I remember when the Dundee Courier and Sunday Post was the emergency bog roll. I wouldn’t use them now though, might catch something. Just when you think that the press can’t get any lower they do with their lack of coverage of the Tory Councillor issue, just imagine if that had been the SNP.

      Thanks for commenting.


  4. diabloandco says:

    When the expensive Leveson Enquiry did its thing , there were bleating journalists penning their pieces on free speech – notably only their free speech.

    I have watched with increasing rage the personal attacks on Alex Salmond above the line , encouraging outrageous bile below the line and their feigned ‘more in sorrow than in anger’ defence has worn thin.

    They attacked Mr Corbyn in the same manner , until now it suits to promote him against Scotland.

    We have a disreputable , lying media but they will find it counter productive as their jobs will vanish with their circulation figures.

    • Anonymous says:

      Leveson was just a waste of time and a token gesture, nothing really came of it. A couple of sacrificial lambs and the panel more outraged that the Royals had been targeted than the phone of a murdered teenager being hacked giving the family hope she was still alive. The attacks on Alex Salmond have all come from the usual mouthpieces like Torrance who is just rent a mouth. But you are correct they are all hypocrites in the worst extreme. Corbyn I just can’t stand for the same reason, hypocrite in the Labour mould as always.

      Thanks for commenting.


  5. Les Wilson says:

    The media acts on behalf of Westminster, they should be treated like Westminster, as Scots cannot believe ANYthing they say.
    Matters not what UKOK government is in power, they are all the same, British nationalists. Without Scotland they are finished, they are addicted to all and any asset Scotland has, like drug addicts on heroin. Sooo stuffed if we leave, England will never have looked so small!, and they totally deserve that big fall.

    • Anonymous says:

      It’s ironic all the grief about the word national in the SNP when by far the worst are the Brit version that we have to put up with everyday for the last 300 years but what in effect is England = Britain. The mainstream media are just tools in the main now and are agents against Scottish Independence as are all the unionists like May, Davidson, Corbyn etc and those like Cat Boyd getting soft on labour are not helping. I think it is about money, land and resources but also that England becomes smaller and even more insignificant on the world stage without Scotland and that scares the crap out of them as does a successful Scotland. I think the GERS figurers come out today so get ready for a yoon fest.

      Thanks for commenting and taking time to read my blog.


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