Mainstream media - news papers, television, etc. have long been accused of bias, presenting the case for the Union above all else. Even in Scotland the media show little interest in anything related to Scotland becoming an independent nation once more. Indeed, in many cases, they are actively against it. More recently they have become more active in preserving the current status quo. With an SNP administration in Holyrood rather lukewarm to the idea of Scottish independence as they pursue their social agenda, the mainstream media have been quick to avoid criticism of Nicola Sturgeon and actively avoid giving any support to the newly formed Alba Party. The issue of overt bias has long been a point of contention for independence supporters but now it's becoming centre stage in the fight for democracy.