Baby Boxes – Good says BBC England … Bad says BBC Scotland
Babies were in the news last year … or rather baby boxes. Back in August 2017 the Scottish Government announced its intention give a Baby Box to all new mothers. A sturdy box that can double as a cot containing stacks of goodies for the newborn. A good news story you’d think? Well not quite.
Sounds ominous doesn’t it, alarming even for mums to be. The actual news report was pretty negative. It contained a clip of someone called Frances Bates casting doubt on claims apparently made by the SNP.
The then Scottish Govt Minister Mark McDonald was allowed to respond to the so-called warning later in the item. But the item had undoubtedly cast a cloud over what should have been a postive story for the Scottish government.
BBC Scotland had managed to turn a good news story into bad news. Has the BBC always been so negative about Baby Boxes? Take a look at the following BBC news report.
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