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Vote now: Is the Welsh media racist in its coverage of the scandals involving the First Minister?

20 May 2024 1 minute read
Screen grab from the UK Covid-19 Inquiry live stream of of Vaughan Gething, the Welsh health minister during the pandemic. Photo UK Covid-19 Inquiry/PA Wire

Supporters of First Minister Vaughan Gething have sparked controversy over the weekend with claims that coverage in the Welsh media of the scandals engulfing him in recent months is racist.

Several MSs and Labour activists pursued this line of attack over the last 48 hours in the face of a considerable social media backlash.

Nation.Cymru CEO, Mark Mansfield, News Editor Emily Price and Associate Editor Martin Shipton have fiercely rejected the claims, which they say are an attempt to close down legitimate journalistic scrutiny of Mr Gething.

Controversy

Since he announced his campaign to replace Mark Drakeford as First Minister, Mr Gething has been embroiled in controversy.

His problems include the revelation that he accepted a £200,000 campaign donation from a convicted criminal and publication of a leaked message in which he said that he was deleting iMessages relating to discussions during the Covid pandemic.

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GCJ
GCJ
14 days ago

No racism, merely distraction politics at work by VG and his supporters!

Garry Jones
Garry Jones
13 days ago

Reporting and analysis on these issues around FM by Martin Shipton, Emily Price, and Ben Wildsmith in Nation.Cymru have been evidence based it seems to me.

Richard Davies
Richard Davies
13 days ago

I wanted to vote no but it didn’t allow it!

Richard Davies
Richard Davies
13 days ago
Reply to  Mark Mansfield

That is possible Mark.

I wanted to vote “NO!”

Richard Davies
Richard Davies
13 days ago
Reply to  Mark Mansfield

Thank you!

Tim jones
Tim jones
13 days ago

“the Welsh media”! As if it is all the same?

A Evans
A Evans
10 days ago
Reply to  Tim jones

The “Welsh Media” should be the vanguard for truth & honesty! Unfortunately they have “laid off” Drakeford, Water’s & now Gethin, which can only mean one thing – corruption is deeper than I thought!

Last edited 10 days ago by A Evans
Ianto
Ianto
13 days ago

One cannot (or at least shouldn’t) be seen as the bad guy based solely on the colour of his/her skin, but can’t be absolved of guilt on that basis either.

Graham
Graham
13 days ago

When reading this article I thought I was on Facebook for a while. The outcome of the vote has no real meanining. Better for NC to stick to what it does best rather than straying into vox pop journalism. You’ve certainly pushed one of my buttons, but I won’t be clicking yours.

Eva Trier
Eva Trier
11 days ago

Obviously missed the poll, but where is the result?

A Evans
A Evans
10 days ago

The last refuge of an incompetant spiv is to play the “race card”!

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