Serving the public interest

The news that the Daily Record had been banned from Ibrox and Murray Park was met with a mixed response on Planet Fitba.

It is a given that the Downfall of Rangers was partly down to the succulent stenography that told The People  that everything in the Blue Room was rosy.

It wasn’t.

I think it is fair to say that the Fitba Fourth Estate suffered reputational damage as Rangers (1872) collapsed into insolvency and died in liquidation.

The tabloids in Glasgow are locked in a circulation war and everything else must be seen within that commercial reality.

Amid all of the succulent spin it is good to see the public service broadcaster playing it straight on the Ibrox fiasco.

It would be tempting for them to spin for the side that they thought would win and then reward them after victory.

In this pre General Meeting period the coverage from the Beeb has been excellent.

The key resource of any large organisation is its people.

For example the work of Mark Daly in exposing Craig Whyte was praiseworthy indeed and served the public interest.

So also is the current work of Richard Wilson at the BBC.

Of course it is a given that people can always earn more in the private sector.

It must be tough for anyone in a managerial position in the public service when one of their brightest and best is poached.

For example I would not be surprised if, say, Mr David Cunningham King was lining up young Richard Wilson of the Beeb as his first major signing at Sevco.

Obviously I have no idea if such an offer would be made to young Wilson or if he would accept it.

However, if Mr King is successful in his quest to establish himself at the top of the Marble Staircase then hiring someone like Richard Wilson to deal with the Scottish media would be a shrewd move in my opinion.

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