The BBC article on Scottish trade is pure propaganda

propagandaEditor’s note:  From the opening statement of this article it is clear that this author is like Bella and Common Space.  He thinks that BBC Licence Fee payers – who demand that the BBC respect it’s Charter when covering Scotland – are simply MAD!!

We, at Inform Scotland, believe in shedding light on the importance of journalistic integrity and impartiality from one of the world’s biggest broadcasters, who claims to operate by these standards, but whose actions consistently show otherwise.

Differences in opinion aside, it’s a good article –

I don’t often talk about media bias as I feel it is counter productive and those who do it perpetually tend to come across as lunatics.

However, I can’t help get annoyed at the way the BBC and every other media outlet have reported the release of the Scottish trade figures today. While it may be unintentional, the way the figures have been reported is irresponsible and works as propaganda for the unionist side of the independence debate.

We have talked about trade before so I won’t go into too much detail. We once talked about how a prominent economist was annoyed that Scottish/UK trade figures were being used as a political football because those figures are not accurate. We also went into more detail about the trade report and the politics surrounding UK/EU trade. If you read those blogs you will get an idea of how complex the political arguments are around this issue.

Read more here ….


Author :  Bobby Hainey
Source :  Autonomyscotland
Original Publication Date :  Jan 25, 2017
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