Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Poster takes George Laird to task over Scottish Six News, why isn’t the SNP Government campaigning for a Scottish Broadcasting Corporation?
“I think you're a bit deluded George if you think the BBC is impartial”.
I think you are deluded if you think the SNP are on this issue too, can you tell me has there been a great public groundswell for a Scottish Six?
The answer is no!
Publicly, it is a non issue to voters.
“It offers no alternative voice to it's pro Union, pro EU, pro global warming being real nonsense etc...”.
To address that point, does the BBC not allow people like Alex Salmond, Nicola Sturgeon and other senior SNP figures to express their views?
And aren’t you aware that presenters are under a code of conduct not to show bias while on air, however Glenn Campbell is a complete asshole to be fair.
So, your complaint actually is that you don’t like the content of editorial decisions, if the SNP had responsibility for broadcasting, law would oblige it to not interfere, so that point doesn’t float with me.
“It's ideology means you only ever hear half of the argument because it doesn't think the alternative argument is valid”.
That is not true; you only have to watch programmes like Newsnight Scotland with Gordon Brewer to see that parties such as the SNP do get to put the alternative argument on a regular basis and effectively.
That is why in part that the SNP won the Holyrood 2011 election.
“Oh and you got the idea behind the Scottish 6 o'clock news wrong.
It was never about man buys dog in inverness. It was a world news programme and how this may effect Scotland. A bit like you would get in Luxembourg / bahrain etc where they do a world news programme and how it effects them”.
Let us be clear, this is the British Broadcasting Corporation, it has to reflect sensibilities of the United Kingdom.
“At the moment we get English health news, English justice news etc with some English cricket and some English football thrown in. Sometimes we get 15 seconds of Scottish football ( Rangers v Utd the other night on BBC One at 6 - I timed it )”.
How much English news does Reporting Scotland report in the nightly 30 minute bulletin? So, your issue has been addressed by the BBC as they allow regional programming to reflect local content.
“I'm honestly surprised if you haven't seen any of the splicing of Alex salmond to make him look bad. Ditto with John Swinney and even Ally Mcoist.
At least Rangers (a team I normally can't stand) had the cojones to tell the BBC to get lost. This impertinence has meant Rangers are now open season for BBC Scotland. Especially for the sweetie wives on Off the Ball etc”.
If a politician gets taken to task such as Alex Salmond, he can deal with it, he handles his interviews extremely well, because he is always well prepared. When was the last time the BBC got the better of him in an interview?
He floors them every time from what I have seen of his performances.
However, recently SNP list MSP Bob Doris went on Newsnight Scotland and got ass raped by Gordon Brewer who openly mocked him for trying to pass off subjective opinion as fact.
He thought he got the better of Jackie Baillie by waving his arms about and sounding like a complete loon.
Isn't the BBC entitled to take apart an arsehole even an SNP one?
Bob Doris shouldn’t be put in front of an audience; he is no Alex Salmond, Nicola Sturgeon or Alex Neil.
And what is the deal of sticking his arms up in a tv interview and waving them about? Check him out on youtube sounds like a right wank on camera.
Doesn't he realise sticking both arms up is completely bad body language!
Also I don’t think your argument washes because there are programmes like Reporting Scotland and Newsnight Scotland coupled with other programming that tackles specific Scottish events and concerns.
When I listen to the news I want the news to reflect the content of the news itself, tacking on a Scottish dynamic really doesn’t matter.
The Scottish Six isn’t about creating a world news programme, it’s about shutting out England, its about division, its about control and manipulating the news to fit a purely Scottish agenda coming from Holyrood.
Independence is all about Scotland coming out as mature country to join the world nations, looking provincial and inward looking doesn’t achieve that.
I believe in Scottish independence; however that doesn’t mean because I am an SNP member and Glaswegian that I am blindly going to sign up to any old shite coming down the pipeline from the SNP and the Scottish Government.
In case you missed the news, the only two bills worth a toss by the SNP Government are the Scottish National Police Force Bill and the Scottish National Fire Service.
Both of those ideas were proposed by me on the 4th September 2010 at the SNP National Assembly in Perth.
Naturally, I had packed diet coke and ham sandwiches for the trip, a bit of news there on nutrition from a purely Scottish perspective.
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