Sometimes a picture can say a lot more than a thousand words. Below, to the left of the vertical red line on our graphic, you can see the prominence that the Daily Record gave to their lies about “The Vow” and the Smith Commission report, which were found to be false by the Independent Press Standards Organisation.
On the right of the line, at the same scale, is the prominence they gave to the truth.
The Record’s readers had to wait three months for the tiny correction. The lies can, as we write this at 6.30pm, all still be read on the paper’s website (the 8.01 entry at this link). It would be hard to imagine a more complete and resounding display of utter contempt for IPSO’s judgement and for the truth. No apology was offered, just a couple of derisory paragraphs of weasel-worded waffle about a “misunderstanding”.
Today the paper, along with Scottish Labour, callously threw a young nurse under a bus in a desperate attempt to distract even from that pitiful concession to honesty by hysterically attacking this site. We hadn’t told a single lie.
(We hear, though we haven’t yet been able to confirm, that the Forth Valley Royal Hospital has now issued a statement on the matter of Labour using an in-uniform NHS Scotland employee for political ends.)
It’s important to remember what that was really all about.