On Reporting Scotland today, the headline is:
‘Ruth Davidson accuses the Scottish government of offering nothing but warm words over the possible early release of a man who murdered an Ayrshire teenager.’
over the long close-up shot of the victim.
Later Brian Taylor tells us that it’s ‘on the agenda’ but that Davidson wants ‘concrete action now.’
Davidson knows fine that’s how a democracy operates, carefully and thoroughly discussing the options. She knows that ‘concrete action now’, without debate, is what you get in dictatorships and that it can often be the sort action that most of us might fear. None of this, however, matters, of course, because she is coldly pursuing an opportunity, any opportunity, to attack the First Minister and, with the collusion of the loyalist media, score a political point. BBC Scotland do not disappoint her. Any psychology student will spot in politicians like Davidson the characteristic behaviour of the psychopath, coldly exploiting the heartbroken parents and using their pain and anger to construct a weapon she can use for purely political gain.
Keen as ever to display their loyalist behaviour to someone they have been nurturing as the (last) hope of the Union, BBC Scotland give the story prominence and regular repeats fearing not that to do so exposes them as charlatans and lackeys.