BBC dismisses complaint over Jenny Marra NHS-payout ‘fake news’

Jenny MarraThe BBC’s internal watchdog has dismissed a complaint against BBC Scotland after the Glasgow based broadcaster allowed false claims from a Labour MSP to dominate its news coverage.

The Editorial Complaints Unit [ECU] said Pacific Quay behaved appropriately when it allowed an accusation from MSP Jenny Marra to lead its news output, because bulletins also included a denial from the Health Board Marra had falsely targeted.

In it’s ruling, the ECU wrote: “Ms Marra holds a senior position as the convenor of the Audit Committee and the BBC was entitled to report her claim about the award.

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Publication Date :  Oct 2, 2018

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