There it is, down at the bottom left of the screen after scrolling down from headlines about the weather, tinned fruit and old film of the M8, an actual ‘news’ story about the Alex Salmond legal case:
It’s there but small or down the page on the Record, Scotsman and Herald websites. Readers might let us know where it is in the paper versions. I can see no sign at all of it on the Guardian or Telegraph sites yet both were very interested in the accusations. Why is a success in his defence not worthy of a headline when the initial accusations caused repeat drooling headlines?
For one journo, the reason is simple:
That leaves unanswered the question ‘Why Alex Salmond so much and so viciously?’. Is it because he, like Ken Livingston, dares to bite back at media bias?
Unlike the current SNP leadership, Salmond’s all-too-human behaviour, sharp wit and willingness to fight fire with fire, casts doubt on the mainstream media’s delusional sense of professionalism and ‘journalistic’ standards. They especially don’t like his mocking tone. His preparedness to use Russia Today, when the UK MSM will not give him space, is despised, despite the hypocrisy of their position. It infuriates them.
The accusations against him were all over BBC Scotland reports for days beyond any then current news value. Let’s see if their much-vaunted balance is in evidence now.