Scottish Politics Thread

Fang_Farrier

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Broadcast media is allegedly regulated for balance.

There's no such balance required for printed media, usually the political opinion that will sell most copies and can see different slants in different parts of the UK for essentially the same paper. But a degree of truth is needed.

On line media is entirely unregulated and can say anything, and often do. Even blatant lies can go unchallenged.
Truth is only required in as much as they may be sanctioned for printing something blatantly untrue. That leaves a great deal of scope.
 
Because those are the rules.

To make it equitable you would have to ban all child care. Childminders, nurseries and schools.

This would have a fair more negative impact.

The children might or might not be going to the child minder with others, they may be on their own.
Other members of your family might be correctly social distancing, they might not.

A line has to be drawn somewhere, and in this case it has been drawn where it has been.
True enough.
Brutal though it may seem, there always was to be a tipping point engaging the potentially toxic move to Risk vs Return. I don't mean a return to the New Normal....but fiscal tax receipts from income tax, Nat Insurance, and VAT from an increase in public consumption not to forget businesses small & private to multi corporations desperate to salvage themselves. No getting away from it. It's "do or die", and if there is a "mini-spike"..some may yet still do just that. Suck it and see.
 
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Auld-Yin

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I wonder how many script writers Nicola uses to produce her daily briefing as she has a lot to say while actually saying very little! For instance she just said she was handing over to the Health Secy - then spoke for another two or three minutes! Still talking!

FFS shut up.
 

homeworker

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It’s interesting that her briefings have a signer in the background but the Downing St ones do not.
I sometimes feel that the visual representation and facial contortions of Wee Jimmy's message by the signer is more illuminating than anything that passes as covid-19 information from the broadcast.
 

Auld-Yin

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I sometimes feel that the visual representation and facial contortions of Wee Jimmy's message by the signer is more illuminating than anything that passes as covid-19 information from the broadcast.
Like this one - she is good at her job!

 

Dredd

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The BBC isn't the media, only a part of it.
The prime role of the "print" media is to sell copy/subscriptions, so they tailor what they report to who they perceive to be their target audience. The Telegraph may come out with the occasional piece of criticism of the Tories, but they know their target audience and the fawning adulation is much more in the majority. Just like arrse really.
And for balance then, we have Das National(ist). Except it has yet to state that the sunshine does not emanate from the hindquarters of whoever is current leader of the cult.

Your point was . . .? Ah, that's right, a cynical swipe at the members here.

Sauce and geese.
 

TamH70

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It's worked now.

There must have been a glitch in the Matrix. All is well.
 

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