Prof. John Robertson
Scottish Fire and Rescue

Second BBC Complaint re. Scottish Fire and Rescue report

Second complaint 19.6.18 It is essential when reporting on an important document to give viewers a representative and balanced account. Your report picked out the one negative and ignored five positive statements. That this was an example of bias ...

Institute of Fiscal Studies

Reporting Scotland uses discredited right-wing fundamentalist thinktank to try to undermine SNP

On 15.6.18 at around 6.40pm ‘The Institute of Fiscal Studies believes the new blueprint for the public finances of an independent Scotland would mean a tighter squeeze on public spending than the rest of the UK faces. The thinktank was ...

organised crime

BBC’s ‘tetchy wee response’ to extremely valid complaint on Organised Crime report

'I am afraid I am not clear about what your complaint actually is, because you produce not a single example of what you are complaining about. The closest I can get to understanding your point is your statement: “Such research cannot be used to ...

BBC Scotland

BBC Scotland – Retail good news Yes, Economy good news No. Here’s why ….

Today on BBC Scotland News, six times before 9am: ‘Scottish retailers recorded their best month’s performance in more than four years, last month. Figures from the Scottish Retail Consortium showed total sales increased by 2.4% compared with ...

bias by omission

Bias by OMISSION – Reporting Scotland ignores good news on Scotland’s economy

A clear case of bias by omission .... Four headlines missing from Reporting Scotland: Scottish growth ‘outpacing UK as a whole’ Scottish growth three times UK level ‘Foreign Direct Investment in Scotland at ‘unprecedented’ ...