Today, the Daily Record give a remarkable admission on how they report goings-on at Rangers. Allegations have long been made that some in the old media replaced journalistic analysis with note-taking at the foot of PR agents. The Record not only admitted this practice, they made a headline story out of it.
Apparently, when asked by the Record about Rangers’ owner Craig Whyte’s wealth, “PR gurus” said, “Describe him as a billionaire”. At that moment, the legend of the Motherwell born Billionaire took life. The claim was never interrogated by those present.
Under this cover, Whyte breezed into Ibrox without any of the analysis outside the Celtic online community of where his funding came from, and pitched Rangers onto the path they are now on.
At Celtic we get proper financial information on what’s going on at our club – on time, but we have been fed hoary old tat like “Where did all the Seville/Aiden money go” as though there was any doubt on where our money goes (mostly on wages, before you ask). Feeding distrust in a club causes harm, but what causes more harm, distrust or utterly ignoring potentially damaging facts about a club?
It wasn’t quite a Mea Cupla from the Record today, in fact, I’m not sure they realise the admission confirms their role in the whole matter, but they also put in print today what has previously scarcely been mentioned outside the Celtic online community, more on this later. Welcome to the ‘news’.
For the ‘record’, the CQN community were first to describe Mr Whyte as a Thousandaire. What, still too high? Mea Cupla!