Propaganda is thick in politics and Scottish politics has its own nasty, little unionist strain of it.
Thankfully the online site NewsNet Scotland has come to the rescue. In the first paragraph of its 'About Us' page the site says:
Newsnet Scotland was created in response to a perceived lack of plurality within the Scottish media. By plurality, we mean that the views of a significant section of the population were not being articulated by any of the recognised media outlets, Newsnet Scotland is an attempt at addressing this vacuum.
Anyone with an ounce of intelligence knows that the Scottish broadcast and print media has a strong and often visceral pro-union bias. The BBC and Glenn Campbell in particular are unionist vessels. Every day wave upon wave of pro-union, anti-nationalist political propaganda is heaped upon the Scottish population. Most of it so contrived, cynical and petty that it's beyond angering. Sadly, we can not really say that we have anything like a free press in Scotland as clearly there is a revolving door between unionist parties, big business and media organisations.
So, it is to the internet that those who believe in Scottish democracy must flee and NewsNet Scotland is warmly welcomed by this blog. Already, there are up to 200 users online at any given time and that will surely grow. It is a small well of sanity which won't be small for much longer.
Users are encouraged to submit articles which are then considered for publication. Each article is then opened up for users to comment on.
Clearly there are a lot of creative people involved and I predict that the site will grow in importance over a short period of time. Anyone visiting this blog who has not visited NewsNet Scotland I urge to go and open a free account.
Clearly this website will benefit the SNP given that it has no pro-union bias like the rest of the media. However all Scots need is an honest representation of our politics. This is it folks!
Please spread the word.