BBC admits it “misquoted” Nicola Sturgeon’s HGV comments but says coverage “balanced”
The BBC has admitted it “misquoted” First Minister Nicola Sturgeon after one of its most high-profile presenters claimed the SNP leader had criticised HGV drivers following last week’s snow blizzard which left many vehicles stranded.
In a response to complaints, the BBC said it had “… unintentionally misquoted Ms Sturgeon in making reference to HGV drivers”.
The issue followed an edition of Reporting Scotland in which viewers heard presenter Jackie Bird say: “There was criticism today from the First Minister for some HGV drivers who ignored the red weather warning to stay off the roads.”
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