BBC Bias – A comprehensive look down the timeline of 2017
In this Express article from 17th February 2017, a Question Time audience member highlights glaring BBC bias. The corporation failed to report on the growing interest in Scottish politics amongst Scotland’s youth. Watch the video here.
This BMG poll from 16th February 2017 concludes that –
“BMG’s latest poll for the Herald paints a striking picture in Scotland, one where over a third of Scots report that they feel the BBC is biased in it’s reporting, against the cause for independence.
The results show a clear Yes/No voter divide, with almost two thirds (64%) of those who voted for independence in 2014 agreeing that the BBC is biased in it’s reporting, compared with just 7% who disagreed.
The polling also shows that it is younger people, those aged 18-44, who are most likely to feel the BBC is biased against independence, with 39% agreeing that the BBC is biased, and just 18% disagreeing.”
In this BBC article from 14th March 2017, Nicola Sturgeon discussed plans for a second Scottish independence referendum and declared in no uncertain terms that –
“”It should be up to the Scottish Parliament to determine the referendum’s timing, franchise and the question.”
” There should be no strings attached, no blocking mechanisms applied and no Downing Street diktat – Scotland’s referendum must be made in Scotland.”
This BBC article from 15th March 2017 entitled ‘Scottish independence support ‘at highest ever level’ duly notes –
“The Social Attitudes Survey suggested the increase in support for independence in recent years has been most marked among younger people.
As a result, there is now a very large age gap in support for independence, with 72% of 16-24 year olds wanting to leave the UK compared with just 26% of people aged 65 and over.
Independence is now the single most popular constitutional option, with 42% supporting devolution, while only 8% of those surveyed do not want any kind of Scottish Parliament at all.”
And in customary negative BBC style, this article from 16th March 2017, bluntly entitled – ‘Scottish independence: Referendum demand ‘will be rejected’ – dedicates an inordinate amount of space to Theresa May and Ruth Davidsons’ fears of a second Scottish independence referendum –
“The UK government is to reject calls for a Scottish independence referendum before Brexit after Theresa May said “now is not the time”.
“Ms Davidson later told a media conference in Edinburgh that the people of Scotland should have the right to see how the UK was working after leaving the EU before deciding whether or not they wanted independence.
She added: “People should only be asked to make a judgment on whether to leave or remain within a 300-year-old union of nations when they have seen for themselves how that union is functioning following Brexit.”
“They should also know what the alternative entails and we have seen no clarity from the SNP on even the basic questions of their proposition.”
In late April 2017, BBC chose to ignore Ruth Davidson and the rape clause saga. Clear bias by omission.
Also in April, BBC portrayed Nicola Sturgeon in a negative light by cutting a highly relevant section from an interview.
The BBC later informed us how that cut was ‘editorially justified’, so apparently we were all fussing over nothing ….
In early May, the BBC displayed an astounding inability to perform basic arithmetic and deliberately spun a positive SNP local council election result in a wholly negative light. This was perhaps, one of the most blatant pieces of BBC propaganda to date, displaying a total disregard for statistical facts in order to fulfill a thoroughly obvious biased agenda against Scottish independence.
Then there was the predictable sham that was the General Election debate, and the utter nonsense of the ‘Foodbank Nurse’, wheeled in on her lunatic trolley to talk about completely devolved issues which had absolutely no relevance to the Scottish independence debate.
So, what is this entire article getting at?
In short – BBC BIAS. Plain and simple.
It has been the position of many in the mainstream media, and those who oppose Scottish independence, to dismiss any claims of BBC bias as ‘cybernat’ pettiness, nothing more than an immature and pointless blame game. But as we have pointed out relentlessly on this website, BBC bias is a hugely important issue and has serious ramifications for the Scottish independence movement.
The BBC holds an extremely powerful position as one of the world’s largest broadcasters. They have the ability to massively influence public perception in the political landscape, and therefore their obvious negative spin towards Scottish independence continues to damage.
It is, however, increasingly obvious that more and more Scottish people have decided to raise their remote controls, hit the red button, and say goodbye to Jackie Bird and her ilk.
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