“It’s hard not to view GB News as Neil’s next step in his march of destruction through institutions which once promoted stability for Britain’s ruling strata.”
Joe Biden’s inauguration yesterday thus had the feeling of a global event, with all of us vicariously participating. Much of the media, including our state broadcaster, put objectivity to bed and resorted to fawning, like Nicholas Witchell narrating the birth of a Royal baby.
Source Direct: Biden with Me
“Having abandoned Bolivian democracy to the coup, the international community then stood by while repeated promises of elections were transgressed.”
Analysis: Why did the ‘international community’ turn its back on Bolivian democracy?
Extinction Rebellion blockaded a newsprinters near Motherwell, Glasgow, in an attempt to prevent The Scottish Sun newspapers being delivered.
‘No To Racist Rhetoric’: XR Protests blockaded newspapers
“There seems to be a kind of Icarus effect in operation within the independence movement. As demonstrable support for independence increases, so do the stakes.”
The appearance of the indy prize shifts every dial
“As with many other industries during the Covid-19 induced crisis, an atmosphere of confusion and trepidation hangs heavy over media.”
Analysis: During the pandemic, UK media entered a death spiral
So the Russkie smoking gun on indyref is…”credible open source commentary”. What that means to you and I is: articles that anyone can find online. This is the extent of the evidence provided to us of Kremlin involvement in 2014; an “influence campaign” after the vote had taken place, which we are told in a […]
Britain’s real disinformation problem
“The rot is set so deep in the British political system, and is carried by so many of its influential actors, that it becomes difficult to see how it can be reformed – an impasse which only bolsters the appeal of independence.”
Jonathon Shafi: Cummings scandal highlights rot at the heart of the British political system
Common Weal Versus the Virus: The virus is exposing the reality of the weaknesses in our economy, society and democracy. Over the last six years Common Weal has been showing that the weaknesses can all be fixed. Over the next few weeks Common Weal Director Robin McAlpine will write a series of columns showing how Common […]
Robin Mcalpine: Scotland is in desperate need of good journalism – this is how we can have it
Here is something curious. At the end of a detailed report on The Daily Business about the Herald & Times leaving their Glasgow office due to financial concerns, it ended with this sentence from the Scottish Government: “We are in discussion with the newspaper industry as we continue to explore how best to support businesses during this […]