BBC Scotland News dishonest reporting of firefighter shortages in Aberdeen
BBC Scotland news have been making much of their recent discovery that:
‘Three Aberdeen fire engines stood down due to staffing problems’
The headline is quite dishonest and tabloid-like in its attempt to scare. In fact, one vehicle was not available last Tuesday and two were not available on Wednesday. There is a big gap between the headline and the facts here. At no time, were three vehicles unavailable. On only one day were two unavailable. On only two days in the previous three or four months (100 plus days) were any vehicles unavailable.