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Rangers deferential media were necessary for liquidation

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I see the “equalise before the other team score” strategy is being utilised ahead of the publication of Craig Whyte’s book, covering the account of his purchase of Rangers and the sordid details around their slip into liquidation.

The Daily Record tells us that in the book, “Whyte will claim that he had the power to control the editorial output of the Daily Record.”

They lead with an incredible [literally]“No one is in any position to question the quality and integrity of our journalism”, while throwing their former editor Bruce Waddell, and ex-head of sport James Traynor, under the brown brogues by saying “That one’s for Waddell’s conscience” and “we’ll leave it to [Traynor] to address Whyte’s claims.”  There is no awareness that the world outside the newspaper views it as a publication that was willingly complicit in pushing a narrative that was fatal to the football club.

Despite admissions like “it is to my own eternal shame” and “pride-swallowing lesson” – but don’t question our quality or integrity – no recognition was made of what the rest of us knew at the time, the Record was the chief cheer-leader for the owner of Rangers.

They failed to put sufficient analysis into the role they played in the Rangers narrative ahead of liquidation in 2012.  This had a material impact on events, while others inside the club were doing their best to stop Whyte gaining control, the Record did everything possible to ensure he got his hands on the Arsenal shares.

And still, STILL, no criticism of David Murray from Cognitive Dissonance Towers.  How deep the bonds go.

Without David Murray’s control of the print and broadcast media, Craig Whyte would have been exposed and run out of town months before taking control of Rangers in May 2011.  The subsequent events could not have happened without a deferential army of media accomplices.

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  1. It’s aw abooot the headlines and optics…………

     

     

    A bad day for Celtica is a guid day for hundom.

     

     

    Reputation management for yer klient also means yer rivals must be damaged too.

  2. ”Finally, Rangers would be more than happy to accommodate the young person involved in this latest incident on one of our courses designed to help people understand why racist and sectarian abuse is unacceptable. Indeed, if any of those journalists/pundits who got it so badly wrong would like to attend we’d also welcome and help them.”

     

     

    Some itk folk saying the final paragraph above could be illegal and in contempt of court.

  3. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on

    Another thing, the alleged “racial abuse” was it in reference to moreorless Latino heritage?

     

     

    I know it’s pedantic but dark skinned children born out of wedlock is abuse of people based on skin colour and the morality of the child’s parents, if indeed that is the accusation. So unless a derogatory remark was made about his Latino heritage then I should be able to make the same complaint to the police if the same abuse was leveled at me regardless of my skin colour.

     

    But could I call it racial abuse, discuss ?

  4. Fritzong

     

     

    Hi mate.off the top of my head there was several,some from Nawn Island.

     

    Brian Donohue,chairman of the then parliamentary hun supporters club was one

     

     

    HH

  5. AlisdairMaclean

     

     

    My use of Scoddland differs from the honourable Bankiebhoys in that when I am using it I am doing so to shine a light on the craft,masonicism,the knuckle failure system,which seeps into all areas of power and decision making in Scotland.

     

    :-))

     

    HH

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