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BBC defiant over its promotion of Herald ‘fake news’ front page

The BBC has defended its promotion of a false front page headline published by The Herald newspaper, insisting its broadcast of newspaper front pages is “appropriate for us to do so”. In a response to a complaint after a fake news headline ...

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Tory Minister’s ‘Rape Clause’ comments cut out of Reporting Scotland

Controversial comments from a UK Government minister that described the so-called Rape Clause as an “opportunity” for victims of rape to talk about their ordeal, have been edited out of BBC Scotland’s flagship news programme Reporting ...

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Nicola Sturgeon China Smear – A BBC Scotland Complaint

Below is a complaint submitted to the BBC on April 15th, 2018.  The complaint relates to coverage of a politically motivated attack on First Minister Nicola Sturgeon who, at the time, was leading a Scottish trade mission to China. Full complaint ...

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SNP MP complains of ‘imbalance’ after being dropped from BBC News at Six

The SNP’s Defence spokesperson at Westminster has complained after being dropped from the BBC’s News at Six. Stewart McDonald had been asked by the BBC to film clips for Thursday evening’s programme, which was covering the possibility of UK ...

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More doom and gloom from BBC Scotland – cherry-picking statistics

The accountancy firm Price Waterhouse Coopers – last seen charging the taxpayer an eye-watering £20.4m for just eight weeks’ work during the collapse of Carillion – today published a report into the declining number of high-street retail ...