The alternative media are one of the Yes movement’s great strengths. Independent news websites provide honest, factual reporting of matters the mainstream media either ignore or subject to malicious spin. Blogs provide commentary and analysis from a truly Scottish perspective as well as debunking the distortions and lies of the British media. Social media serves as powerful tool for communication within the Yes movement as well as providing the means to reach out to the wider public.
It is through social media that events are organised and publicised. It is through social media that fund-raising efforts find contributors. It is through social media that information is disseminated. Look at any of the groups and organisations that are considered major components of the Yes movement and the chances are you’ll find they started with a Facebook page.
It is the people Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp dismisses and denigrates as a “set of self-proclaimed keyboard legends” who are the muscle of the Yes movement. It is they who will power the independence campaign. They are activists every bit as much as those who canvas on doorsteps or deliver leaflets. They are as important to the Yes movement as anybody with a slick PowerPoint presentation. Gordon does himself no favours when he treats those people with such haughty contempt.
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