BBC says it’s the most trusted news source. That claim now lies in tatters

scottish independenceThe BBC often rebuts allegations that it is biased by claiming people trust it more than other media outlets. But recent polling in Scotland casts doubt on such a claim.

Falling trust?

In response to allegations that the BBC is biased against Scottish independence, the broadcaster claims:

“Reassuringly, audiences continue to tell us that the BBC is still the news provider they trust most.”

But a recent poll commissioned by The Herald brings that claim into serious question. The BMG Research poll asked Scottish participants to what extent they agreed with the following statement:

“The BBC tends to report news that is biased against the cause for Scottish independence.”

Only 23% of respondents disagreed with the statement. 36% agreed. The rest were unsure ….

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Author :  James Wright
Source :  The Canary
Original Publication Date :  Feb 16, 2017
Article Link :  The BBC says it’s the most trusted news source ….
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