Bias by omission – BBC Scotland hide SNP’s policy success to create scare on obesity in women
At 06:26am and repeated six times throughout the morning:
‘Cancer specialists say obesity is set to overtake smoking as the biggest cause of preventable cases of the disease in Scottish women.
… This is classic propaganda and bias by omission. It’s quiet and slips smoothly into the subconscious mind like a hypodermic needle. BBC Scotland know of the research by Laura Webber of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine because they reported on it, at the time, but only partially so as to obscure the Scottish Government’s role. I complained but got nowhere.
Now they rely on unattributed sources to subtly remind Scots women:
‘You’re no different from the rest of the UK’