Don’t read The Times

As Duncan Hothersall writes on Twitter, “calling out The Times and The Times Scotland whenever they use a lie of omission to mislead on a trans rights issue would be an endless daily task.” But there’s a particularly egregious omission in today’s paper, which features the Scottish Council on Human Bioethics – an organisation The Times is clearly a fan of, having published what appears to be rewritten versions of their press releases since at least 2019.

What The Times consistently fails to tell its readers is that the official-sounding Council is in fact an evangelical anti-evolution, anti-abortion, anti-LGBT lobby group headed by a Free Church preacher. If The Times’ journalists don’t know that then they’re incompetent; if they do, then they’re malevolent.