BBC knew about ‘taped and gagged’ story weeks ago, reporter confirms

taped and gaggedA BBC Scotland reporter has confirmed the broadcaster knew about claims made by a female civil servant, who alleges she was taped to a chair and gagged, weeks before it reported the story….

… The story appeared on BBC Scotland on Wednesday afternoon and featured an image of a woman who appeared to have been taped to a chair and gagged.  The story was described as an “exclusive” by Mark Daly who recounted a harrowing tale of bullying allegedly endured by a female worker at Marine Scotland eight years ago.  Mr Daly also criticised what he termed ‘gagging orders’ imposed on civil servants involved in the case.

However some online commentators questioned the timing of the story, which coincided with the imminent publication of the SNP’s Growth Commission report.  The taped and gagged story also followed news that the SNP had criticised BBC Scotland in a submission to Ofcom.

It has also emerged that the story is not new, but is in fact six months old….

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Source :  Indyref2.scot
Image source :  Pixabay (CC0)
Publication Date :  May 24, 2018

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