Bias by omission

Bias by omission – BBC cherry-picking in coverage of Audit Scotland Fire-Service report

BBC Scotland has been accused of bias by omission in its news coverage of an Audit Scotland report on the Scottish Fire service. The accusation, from a former Professor of Media Politics, follows news bulletins highlighting an apparent £389m ...

Higher Education

More students from most deprived parts of Scotland are entering Higher Education, but BBC misleads

This happens every year and in the same way. BBC Scotland take a report on widening access to Higher Education and extract for reporting, only those figures which seem to suggest Scottish Government policy is failing. Here’s the short report, ...

Obesity

OBESITY!!! Panic, Scottish women!!! PANIC!!! Run for the hills!!!!!!!!

On Saturday 26th May 2018 at 5:45pm, we heard: ‘New research suggests that more than 1 in 3 women in Scotland will be morbidly obese, that’s at least 100 pounds above their ideal weight, by 2035. The research presented today in Vienna at the ...

bias by omission

Complaint to BBC Scotland – Bias by omission in coverage of obesity

After my post this morning: Scottish Government actions to cause obesity to plateau in Scotland as it soars in England and Wales: BBC Scotland ignore this. I made this complaint, alleging bias by omission: In the report on obesity, at 09:00, ...

obese

Scottish Government actions cause obesity to plateau in Scotland as it soars in England, BBC Scotland ignore…

Based on research led by Laura Webber of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, reported in the Independent today: ‘Under current trends it is predicted that 11 per cent of the population in Wales will be morbidly obese in 2035, ...