• May 15, 2015


One of the most remarkable things about the National (note I didn’t say nationalist) renaissance in Scotland is the manner in which news is now disseminated.

Faith in and the credibility of main stream media (MSM) is at an all time low.

No one, even some Unionists, now rate the BBC in Scotland and paradoxically it is only the SNP holding back from an all time assault on it that enables it to continue.

Similarly long established newspaper titles are experiencing falling circulation figures as readers desert them in droves because the message they delivered was patently dishonest and seen to be so.

Even the success of the main stream media in deflecting the referendum message has proven a pyrrhic victory and the result of the recent Westminster election once again found most mainstream titles on the wrong side of history. Now long established newspaper titles are adjusting their message, but it is probably too late.

Social media now fills the gap for a public disillusioned with MSM and increasingly grows in strength, credibility and importance. It is an ‘open’ social media, however, not the anonymous, vitriolic and childish vehicle that sometimes is given that label in Mann.

The explosion in Social media as the means to get your message across has been proven by the Scottish experience to be the road to go down and in Mann (and other Celtic countries) nationalists and other pressure groups need to squeeze out the MSM in the same manner as has been achieved in Scotland.

One of the most acerbic wordsmiths of the new online message in Scotland is Paul Kavanagh (aka The Wee Ginger Dug). Writing recently about the Monarchy and the BBC he said:

“apologists have not noticed the irony that they’re defending the supposed neutrality of British institution which is anything but neutral on the BBC, another British institution which is supposedly neutral but which isn’t. We’re living in Narnia, a land of make believe where story telling passes for news. And that’s precisely why a significant number of us want independence – so we can live in a grown up country.”

He is spot on! Have a look around at your National media and ask are you also living in a version of ‘Narnia, a land of make believe where story telling passes for news’?

If you are make your own news and aspire to ‘live in a grown up country’!

J B Moffatt (Mr)
Director of Information
Celtic League


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