GA PONSONBY, founder and former editor of Newsnet Scotland, spelled out a few home truths for Scotland’s deluded so called ‘alternative media’ brigade recently. AhDinnaeKen reports:
By Meeja Byaas – Cultural imperialism and media monitoring correspondent
WINGS OVER Scotland isn’t even worth the paper it’s not written on in terms of influence in Scotland, according to a former Newsnet Scotland editor.
GA Ponsonby recently admitted that Scotland’s “alternative media” was a crock of s**t which only consisted of three pishy websites and a group of television wannabes suffering from delusions of grandeur.
He said: “The new media had f**k all impact in the mind of the general Scottish public during the indyref.
“Sadly, these sites have still to come to terms with that reality – despite google anyalytics figures kidding us on otherwise.
“In fact, unless you’re a diehard Braveheart Commando, a SNP politician, or a bored journalist on Twitter, there’s an 85 per cent odds on certainty that the average Scot has never even heard of Wings Over Scotland or Bella Caledonia or Newsnet.scot or NewsShaft.
“It’s safe to surmise that these narcissistic navel gazing mendicants are the Benthopelagics of the media ocean.
“We liked to kid ourselves on that we made a difference but, when the average Jock in the street was asked which media influenced their decision in the neverendum, they said it was the BBC.
“Please send us some money. You know we’re not worth it.”