Good Morning Scotland’s newspaper ‘review’ is bias by proxy
…. The Scotsman is a pro-Union publication. Its front page was taken up with a story that attacked independence. Good Morning Scotland presenter Hayley Millar gives quite a lengthy summary of the story.
The story – covered by the BBC the day before – was based on a report from the Fraser of Allander Institute.
What listeners aren’t told is that the research was commissioned by the UK Government.
The nature of the press in Scotland, with its overwhelming pro-Union leaning, means that pro-Union narratives will dominate.
This in turn means that BBC Scotland, in terms of newspaper coverage, will indirectly promote a pro-Union line. It is bias by proxy.
BBC Scotland has an obligation to maintain neutrality. It can move some way to achieving this by ditching these newspaper reviews ….
Author : GA Ponsonby
Source : Indyref2.scot
Original Publication Date : Apr 22, 2017
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