BBC Scotland News: Misquoting, misreporting and just missing

  I’m going to start this article off with a short example of what I consider to be misreporting.  On Tuesday morning I tuned into Good Morning Scotland and heard the following news bulletin. If you listen to the clip above ...

The head start

Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz gave an interesting interview to Good Morning Scotland just after 8am today, in which he expressed a number of careful, measured and qualified views on a variety of subjects including ...

BBC Scotland

Fewer people are dying in Scottish hospitals, should we celebrate?

John Robertson claims success for NHS Scotland The BBC slipped in a wee bit of good news for NHS Scotland, to the lunchtime report last week, but it was too busy with bagpipes and the Celtic game to repeat it later at 6.30.  Jackie Bird ...

BBC Scotland and the loaded question

  There was an interesting moment on Good Morning Scotland this week.  On Friday morning presenter Hayley Millar and her co-host Bill Whiteford were reading out the newspaper headlines. Millar came to the Daily Telegraph which had ...

GERS: Five million mouths to feed … spare a copper guvnor?

  It’s GERS time again.  The festival specially created in order to remind the subsidy-junkies of North Britain just how lucky they are to be part of the Union. Once a year Westminster, having tossed its spare change into ...