Media Broth: Next on the agenda…

THE BBC’s coverage on Sunday evening of the Euro election results saw it come in for a spot of criticism – live from Aberdeen – from Alex Salmond.

Claimed the First Minister, his party’s analysis of BBC politics broadcasting this last month had featured four times as much coverage of UKIP than his party, the SNP.

Not a question of, ‘Beam, me up, Scotty’, but UKIP being beamed into Scottish living rooms, said Salmond.

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GREAT introduction by Graeme MacPherson, in The Herald, on Monday. Under the heading, ‘It’s been a good [football] season for…’, he cites Motherwell FC thus:

“The scene in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, where the Black Knight continues to fight despite having all his limbs chopped off – ”Tis bus a flesh wound’ – pretty much sums up Motherwell in recent seasons. Summer after summer, manager, Stuart McCall, has been forced into rebuilding… “

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MEANWHILE, Andrew Smith, in Scotland on Sunday’s ‘Stramash’ football column, has clearly had enough with the practice of newspapers claiming how they broke the story, when, perhaps, they might not have…

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THANKS to Marisa Duffy in Saturday’s Herald, for this: “Talking of occupational hazards… phone interviews can lead to some lost-in-translation moments. This week, while interviewing a designer about his choice of paint colour, I had my own Four Candles/Fork Handles moment. I had duly noted that the shade in question was Pail Stench Grey. How edgy, I thought to myself, and yes, I suppose old metal buckets can get whiffy. Hours passed before I succumbed to the nagging doubt and went back to my interviewee to double check the name. Pale French Grey.”

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REMARKABLE prescience¬†shown by the author of a graphic from 1985 showing what the reporter of the future might ‘look like’. Take a read here, on PressGazette.co.uk.

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