BBC UK silent on Tory child rapist yet Reporting Scotland obsesses over SNP MSP’s inappropriate text
From the Canary, yesterday:
‘On 18 June, two Conservative politicians were convicted of child sexual abuse. The jury at Swansea Crown Court found former mayor for Pembroke David Boswell guilty of raping a girl under the age of 10. On the same day, former mayor of Godalming Simon Thornton pleaded guilty to more than 20 child sex offenses.’
Thornton has been sentenced to nine years in prison and Boswell has been told to expect a lengthy sentence.
BBC News at 6 did not seem to cover the story at all. I checked on the 18th, 19th and 20th June.
In sharp contrast, BBC Reporting Scotland, on the 21st June, broadcast extended versions of this below, as their first headline story, nine times throughout the day:
‘An MSP faces being suspended from Holyrood for a month after he was found guilty of sexual harassment. Mark McDonald resigned as early years minister in November 2017 after he sent an “inappropriate” text message to a woman.
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Source : Talking-Up Scotland
Author : Professor John Robertson
Publication Date : Jun 22, 2018
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