Labour and BBC-friendly Ferret feeds new salmon crisis

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‘Investigative journalism’ funded by Ferret subscribers and fed to MSM:

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You might have been forgiven for thinking Salmon farming was good for the Scottish economy. Ah Hah! Caught! Hooked! It’s very, very, bad.

As with yesterday’s Ferret feed for the Herald, the latest Scottish Salmon Crisis, funded by Ferret subscribers, has ended up in the MSM. For yesterday’s story of the chronic pain talking shop and BBC Scotland’s affection for a Ferret:

I’m getting rid of the Ferret but keeping the Canary. It’s been biting the SNP for the Herald

Author, Rob Edwards has shown his tabloid headline-writing skills recently, suggesting that Scottish minsters were ‘making a mockery’ of public consultation:

Neither of these stories, on their own, suggests any clear preference for stories damaging to the Scottish Government but you can see Edward’s engagement with the Unionist Herald and affinity with other parties, in this from 2017:

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Neither of these stories, on their own, suggests any clear preference for stories damaging to the Scottish Government but you can see Edward’s engagement with the Unionist Herald and affinity with other parties, in this from 2017:

from Sunday Herald, 19 February 2017

‘The companies that want to drill for onshore gas and their political backers, the Conservative Party, are embroiled in a fight to the finish with their opponents: environmentalists, local communities, Scottish Greens and the Labour Party. The outcome, with the SNP as judge and jury, is difficult to predict.’

So, the SNP were not firm opponents of fracking? I predicted correctly.

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2 thoughts on “Labour and BBC-friendly Ferret feeds new salmon crisis

  1. BillA April 16, 2019 / 10:40 am

    What was the source of his figures of 9 million fish? Were the figures taken from each fish farm or just made up from a guesstimate? Was there any comparable investigation done against fish farming in other countries etc?

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