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01 December 2009

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Joan McAlpine

Good post Osama and thanks for the link. Whole thing has gone completely over the top. An extensive piece remains to be written about the whole cybernat vs mainstream media phenomenon. May do it myself this Sunday

Grant Morton

"The SNP won in 2007 not just with no support from a single newspaper, but against the open hostility of a number."

Only to a point, as the correction in this Guardian article makes clear -
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2007/apr/30/mondaymediasection.scottishparliament

Jeff

Nice one Osama,

It was certainly a surreal moment seeing that piece this morning. Although I'll openly put my hand up and take the vast majority of the blame square on the chin for my naivety not to mention apologise for you getting your name in the paper for unwanted reasons (once again) but I don't think it's too unreasonable to have assumed it wouldn't have been close to a newsworthy comment.

A proper debate on the dynamic of blogs and how they fit into healthy debate (if they even do) would be very welcome, certainly more welcome than this tabloid hit-and-run nonsense.

My 'right to reply' will hopefully be in the letters page tomorrow, not that I want to drag such stories out, but I felt I had to say somethng.

joe90 kane

"The SNP won in 2007 not just with no support from a single newspaper, but against the open hostility of a number."

Only to a point, as the correction in this Guardian article makes clear -
- These aren't examples of support for the SNP but examples of opportunism and have nothing to do with the SNP or its policies.

The SNP would be off their head to put their trust in any of these foreign-owned corporate news media, who maybe be quite happy to say they support the SNP one day, but stab them in the back the next day and all years following (not to mention all previous history).


The timing of this synthetic corporate media furore is obviously to try and keep the SNP-minority government St Andrews Day 'Homecoming' annoucenments out of the headlines, or at least, not give it all the air-time. Pure unionist spin.

The estimable Go Lassie Go blog is a good read. I've only just discovered it myself.

all the best

ps
The internet is a nasty place. I know this possibly better than most.
- Too true OS.
You're the best because if you weren't then you wouldn't be attracting so much 'flak' as Prof Chomsky refers to it.

Keep up the great work.

Niall Robertson

I'm a Scot, living in London. I'm new to the Blogosphere, and am shocked at how seriously Bloggers are taken! The word Cybernat took me on the broadside! I support what the SNP is doing, and I have an online Blog to express my support. Does that make me a cybernat? Ridiculous .. Nice Blog though. Drop by mine sometime, www.thejacobite.blogspot.com
Cheers, Niall

Osama Saeed

You are indeed a fellow cybernat Niall, welcome!

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