BBC Scotland’s context-free campaign of words against NHS Scotland

BBC‘NHS Grampian says it cannot confirm when new dates will be given to patients for cancelled (sic) operations. The Health Board has postponed more than 100 procedures since the beginning of November 2016.’ (Reporting Scotland, 26.1.17)

We then heard, via Ruth Davidson (a Tory like the ones actually running NHS England into the ground), the case of a prostate cancer patient where ‘further surgery has been cancelled.’

First, let’s deal with the language. Have these procedures been cancelled or merely postponed? See this:

‘To cancel:

Donedead, or dusted. To withdraw an offer. InvalidatedTerminated.

 To postpone:

To cause or arrange for (an event) to take place at a time later than the time at which it was originally supposed to happen.’

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=

Does anyone really believe that any of these procedures have actually been cancelled or is that just a better word to use if you want to exaggerate and to scare the viewers? Is it also (see above definitions) a lie? Remember this is the BBC, with a Royal Charter to inform and not the Daily Mail. So, Reporting Scotland, was this another scare attempt or just shoddy uneducated journalism. You tell me ….

Read more here ….

 

Author :  Prof. John Robertson
Source :  Thought Control Scotland
Original Publication Date :  Jan 30, 2017
Article Link :  Were they cancelled operations or really just postponed operations?
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