When quizzed about bias against the SNP and Nicola Sturgeon BBC Execs reject suggestion as ““speculation”
The following article by David Hooks for The National is an interesting read.
The BBC Executives that he and Kenny McBride met with seemed open to the idea of discussing perceived BBC Bias.
However, when Mr. Hooks referenced specific instances of bias e.g. the underreporting of the ‘Dark Money’ Scandal and the BBC’s habit of protecting Ruth Davidson and the Tories, the Execs denied this was the case.
Further, when Mr. Hooks suggested that – had Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP been connected to the ‘Dark Money’ Scandal, the BBC would have been all over the story – the suggestion was rejected as mere “speculation”.
By David Hooks
DURING the recent protest outside of the BBC headquarters Ian Small, BBC Scotland policy director, invited organisers to speak to him about their concerns and they declined.
I thought that was a missed opportunity. Ian then wrote a piece for the Scotsman that seemed to say, “move along folks, nothing to see here, people trust the BBC” but he again offered an invitation to those in the independence movement who wanted to talk. Independence supporter Kenny McBride decided to take him up on his offer, and asked me to join him.