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These Scottish Nationalists Are Delighted About Job Losses At The Scotsman

"My heart bleeds for them lol," read one tweet.

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When The Scotsman announced it was axing 45 jobs, most people expressed their sympathy to the out-of-work journalists.

Terrible news about the looming job losses at the Scotsman, SoS and Evening News. Best wishes to all those talented professional journalists

NeilMackay@NeilMackayFollow

Terrible news about the looming job losses at the Scotsman, SoS and Evening News. Best wishes to all those talented professional journalists

6:56 PM - 29 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Depressing news about @TheScotsman @edinburghpaper. Talented staff facing job losses.

David Cowan@stvdavidcFollow

Depressing news about @TheScotsman @edinburghpaper. Talented staff facing job losses.

5:44 PM - 29 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Obviously any job losses at The Scotsman/Evening News are bad, but hope they're kept to a minimum. Important titles.

Nick Eardley@nickeardleyFollow

Obviously any job losses at The Scotsman/Evening News are bad, but hope they're kept to a minimum. Important titles.

4:29 PM - 29 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

But some Scottish nationalists had a slightly different reaction.

@hsnewsbreak @Martin1Williams when those publications finally wither and die I will be just about the happiest a person can be

McHaggis69@McHaggis69Follow

@hsnewsbreak @Martin1Williams when those publications finally wither and die I will be just about the happiest a person can be

10:54 PM - 29 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@BBCScotlandNews :-) Oh dear so sad to bad,my heart bleeds for them lol !

Wee b free1@free1_bFollow

@BBCScotlandNews :-) Oh dear so sad to bad,my heart bleeds for them lol !

5:01 PM - 29 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@STVNews @MichaelMacLeod1 Best news I've had all day. hahahaha.

Aye.....naw....Paul!@ongehoorzaam31Follow

@STVNews @MichaelMacLeod1 Best news I've had all day. hahahaha.

6:06 PM - 29 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Goodbye to anyone who voted against Scotland's children. I mean that quote me on it they can piss right off. @hsnewsbreak @gerboard1

ComediansForYes@ComediansForYesFollow

Goodbye to anyone who voted against Scotland's children. I mean that quote me on it they can piss right off. @hsnewsbreak @gerboard1

10:25 PM - 29 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The problem seemed to be that The Scotsman didn't support independence in the run-up to September's referendum.

@STVNews Is the Scotsman feeling the pinch? Falling sales? That's what happens when you print blatantly biased and fabricated propaganda.

Cal of the wild@calumfindlay22Follow

@STVNews Is the Scotsman feeling the pinch? Falling sales? That's what happens when you print blatantly biased and fabricated propaganda.

4:26 PM - 29 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@BBCScotlandNews The Scotsman chose to promote NO vote and sealed its fate - the journalists must have known the risk.

Indiman@merchant47Follow

@BBCScotlandNews The Scotsman chose to promote NO vote and sealed its fate - the journalists must have known the risk.

5:07 PM - 29 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@nickeardley that's what support for the UK gets you

Peter Burns@peterburns012Follow

@nickeardley that's what support for the UK gets you

4:24 PM - 29 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Job losses at Scotsman. You'd think they'd have learned from Sunday Herald. How long until Record start to reap same? #YESAlliance #indyref

GAPonsonby@GAPonsonbyFollow

Job losses at Scotsman. You'd think they'd have learned from Sunday Herald. How long until Record start to reap same? #YESAlliance #indyref

11:04 PM - 29 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@MackieJonathan @EEjMcKiernan Find it really hard to have sympathy for anyone at The Scotsman losing their job

Kevin Walsh@mockittFollow

@MackieJonathan @EEjMcKiernan Find it really hard to have sympathy for anyone at The Scotsman losing their job

8:43 PM - 29 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Might be mean to be glad to see job losses at the Scotsman, but I find it hard to shed a tear for out-of-work propagandists. #the45

Michael Heron@drakkosFollow

Might be mean to be glad to see job losses at the Scotsman, but I find it hard to shed a tear for out-of-work propagandists. #the45

8:39 PM - 29 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Very fitting that Scotsman having screwed the #the45,about to loose 45 'journalists', I have zero symphany http://t.co/vcpaVuHtqm #The45

traquir@traquirFollow

Very fitting that Scotsman having screwed the #the45,about to loose 45 'journalists', I have zero symphany

http://t.co/vcpaVuHtqm #The45

6:07 PM - 29 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

A pyrrhic victory for the Scotsman. Perhaps if they'd backed indy they would've been enjoying soaring sales & indy instead of job losses.

Kenny Beaton@coinneachpeutanFollow

A pyrrhic victory for the Scotsman. Perhaps if they'd backed indy they would've been enjoying soaring sales & indy instead of job losses.

5:41 PM - 29 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

It's "shocking" that the paper which talked down Scotland for 2 yrs is going under. Just like Scottish Labour. Karma http://t.co/XcdDKB5jGo

Melissa Murray@meljomurFollow

It's "shocking" that the paper which talked down Scotland for 2 yrs is going under. Just like Scottish Labour. Karma http://t.co/XcdDKB5jGo

4:35 PM - 29 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Some journalists pointed out that laughing at job losses isn't very cool.

Some appallingly nasty and ignorant comments about #scotsman job losses on here. Thoughts w/folk in danger of losing livelihoods.

Peter Geoghegan@PeterKGeogheganFollow

Some appallingly nasty and ignorant comments about #scotsman job losses on here. Thoughts w/folk in danger of losing livelihoods.

9:53 PM - 29 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

As a passionate Yes voter and @newsundayherald journalist this gloating over job losses at the Scotsman is disgusting. It's shaming. Cruel.

NeilMackay@NeilMackayFollow

As a passionate Yes voter and @newsundayherald journalist this gloating over job losses at the Scotsman is disgusting. It's shaming. Cruel.

8:15 PM - 29 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Some appalling, dreadful comments by Yes supporters following job losses at the Scotsman

Paul Hutcheon@paulhutcheonFollow

Some appalling, dreadful comments by Yes supporters following job losses at the Scotsman

5:39 PM - 29 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

But the people tweeting didn't seem to care.

Ridiculous that @paulhutcheon whines about Yessers enjoying job losses at Scotsman!! YOUR KIND DESTROY DEMOCRACY !!!! #indyscot #indyref

Chris Darroch@ChrisDarroch2Follow

Ridiculous that @paulhutcheon whines about Yessers enjoying job losses at Scotsman!!

YOUR KIND DESTROY DEMOCRACY !!!!

#indyscot #indyref

9:40 PM - 29 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Sickening the number of posts lamenting the job loses at the Scotsman! What about the kids futures blighted by them supporting NO!

Forty Five Scotland@45ScotFollow

Sickening the number of posts lamenting the job loses at the Scotsman! What about the kids futures blighted by them supporting NO!

7:04 PM - 29 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

You probably don't deserve to lose your job, but your *paper* is a toxic force that Scotland will be better off without.

Wings Over Scotland@WingsScotlandFollow

You probably don't deserve to lose your job, but your *paper* is a toxic force that Scotland will be better off without.

6:20 AM - 30 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Overall, it's fair to say the celebrations haven't really gone down well.

Ashamed at those idiots cheering job losses at the Scotsman. The loss of any job is a tragedy. Applauding loss is a sound from the sewer.

bill greig@scotexpress46Follow

Ashamed at those idiots cheering job losses at the Scotsman. The loss of any job is a tragedy. Applauding loss is a sound from the sewer.

12:22 AM - 30 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

I was appalled by the pro No #indyref stuff from the @TheScotsman but that doesn’t mean I’m happy about job losses there. Have some decency.

stuart braithwaite@plasmatronFollow

I was appalled by the pro No #indyref stuff from the @TheScotsman but that doesnt mean Im happy about job losses there. Have some decency.

10:44 PM - 29 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Relishing in job losses at the Scotsman? Congratulations, your link to your Petty Arsehole twibbon will be arriving soon.

Clyn Gallagher@ClynGallagherFollow

Relishing in job losses at the Scotsman? Congratulations, your link to your Petty Arsehole twibbon will be arriving soon.

5:49 PM - 29 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Jamie Ross is a Scotland reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Edinburgh.

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