BBC Scotland producer accuses viewer of spreading “conspiracy tosh”

Chris Wandsby  |  24 Dec 2018  |

A senior producer at BBC Scotland has been accused of showing a lack of respect towards viewers after accusing a Reporting Scotland critic of spreading “conspiracy tosh”.

Chris Wands posted the accusation after a viewer questioned coverage of the Kaiam closure by the flagship evening news programme.

Twitter user Tommy Ball asked “Can’t imagine why @BBCScotlandNews Reporting Scotland on Kaiam closure prioritised the views of Neil Findlay, an unelected MSP for the region (representing the 3rd party), and relegated Angela Constantance, the elected MSP representing the constituency (for the govt), to second.”

He added: “Oh wait, I think I can have a guess at why.”

The tweet prompted a response from BBC Scotland producer Chris Wands: “Hi….on BBC Radio Scotland’s Newsdrive programme we did a live interview with Hannah Bardell and nothing with anyone of any other party. Have a great Christmas and please stop spreading conspiracy tosh next year.”

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