BBC deliberately misreported Scottish local council election result
Editor’s note : This is clear and unmistakeable BBC bias which has been used to negatively impact the SNP and the people of Scotland’s wish for a second referendum and ultimately a future independent Scotland. This level of blatant misreporting and misrepresentation of clear facts is sure to do the state broadcaster no favours with Ofcom, who have already been inundated with complaints of BBC bias since replacing BBC Trust as regulator in April.
The BBC as the state broadcaster should set the standard in impartial and factual reporting of election results, but in the case of the Scottish Local Council elections it has failed on both counts.
The media narrative on the results has almost unanimously been that the Conservatives have done well and that the SNP lost seats, and so given that the Conservatives campaigned on a platform of ‘say no to a second independence referendum’ that means that the Scottish people don’t want another referendum. This narrative has largely been driven by the BBC election results posted on their website and broadcast on the election programmes.
There is, however, a slight problem with that narrative – it is completely untrue ….
We are not making a political party related statement here but as a leading independence campaign supporting body BfS sees the BBC’s misreporting as impacting negatively on the the independence campaign ….
Source : Business for Scotland
Original Publication Date : May 8, 2017
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