"Welsh people simply don't hear anything about Wales or Welsh politics," Dr Evans wrote in an article for the Open Democracy website.Dr Evans said the lack of a "truly national" Welsh newspaper led people to rely more heavily on the BBC.
"The general lack of coverage about the Welsh assembly or Welsh policy distinctiveness has led to a farcical situation whereby no one knows who does what, who is in charge of what, and so on.
"In my own field of education research, for example, teachers have told me how they are frequently confronted by upset parents scared about changes to education, unaware that the changes they have seen on the news only apply to England.
"This lack of information directly contributes to political disengagement and the uniquely low election turnout in Wales, as well as undermining the Assembly and devolution itself."
So it may well be that even a London and Unionist Media that had "Welsh" additions that attacked Plaid on a daily basis , would actually create an interest which results in greater support for Welsh Independence.
I would argue however that the Plaid fell into a trap of thinking that it was more important to make the Assembly weak as it was work and not push for Independence or even parity with Scotland.
At the first Assembly elections in 1999, under the leadership of Dafydd Wigley, Plaid Cymru came very close to getting more votes and more seats than Labour. There was, understandably, panic within Labour ranks, so the Labour government in London had words with its friends in the media. One result was the arrival of the Welsh Mirror newspaper, nothing more than the English Daily Mirror with articles slagging off Plaid Cymru and regular scare stories and borderline racism from Paul Starling, who also wrote for the New Statesman. Soon Dafydd Wigley was removed, Labour came back strongly in the elections of 2003, the Welsh Mirror went back to being the Daily Mirror, and Paul Starling seemed to disappear.
The problem is that we need a Media covering Welsh politics even if it hostile in order to raise the Independence issue , but that will only come when the Independence issue is seen as a threat.