Prof. John Robertson
BBC Scotland news

BBC Scotland News dishonest reporting of firefighter shortages in Aberdeen

BBC Scotland news have been making much of their recent discovery that: ‘Three Aberdeen fire engines stood down due to staffing problems’ The headline is quite dishonest and tabloid-like in its attempt to scare. In fact, one vehicle was ...

BBC propaganda

Come see BBC spin everything bad in their anti-Scotland propaganda machine!

Here’s the BBC Scotland headline today BBC propaganda, BBC propaganda ‘RBS monitor: Cost pressures weighing on Scots firms’ Deeper in the text are the headlines we could have had: ‘Scottish exporters see strong pick-up in ...

anti-depressants

Do BBC struggle to understand simple statistics, or do they purposefully misrepresent them?

On BBC Reporting Scotland after 6.30pm, last night, we heard: ‘The number of young people in Scotland on anti-depressants has increased by 10% over the last three years. There were similar increases in England and Northern Ireland.’ The ...

BBC’s standards of due accuracy

‘Failure to observe the BBC’s standards of due accuracy’ in obesity scare story

Today, I received a paper response from Fraser Steel of the Executive Complaints Unit. He has accepted that on the mistaken use of the word ‘morbid’, there ‘was a failure to observe the BBC’s standards of due accuracy’ and he ...

NHS Scotland

Is BBC Scotland exploiting patients with mental health problems to attack NHS Tayside?

After a quiet spell, BBC Scotland has returned to its proxy war strategy against the SNP using exaggerated and distorted tales of problems within NHS Scotland. They tend to be insensitive stories but the latest is particularly so, using ...