BBC Scotland News: Misquoting, misreporting and just missing



I’m going to start this article off with a short example of what I consider to be misreporting.  On Tuesday morning I tuned into Good Morning Scotland and heard the following news bulletin.

If you listen to the clip above you’ll hear the presenter say that a Labour led splinter group has been “frozen out” of funding talks.  The truth is that the four local authorities haven’t been ‘frozen out’ of anything.  They voluntarily left the official negotiation group Cosla themselves.  It’s a minor turn of phrase, but an important one when seeking to inform [or influence] the uninformed.

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Author :  GA Ponsonby
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Original Publication Date :  Aug 31, 2016
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