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Balance … BBC Scotland style

What is balance in terms of political reporting?  Basically it is the presenting of both sides of an argument giving each equal time. But there’s another type of ‘balance’ and it’s one I’ve referred to for several years.  It’s the ...

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Is everything in Scotland ‘near breaking point?’

We’ve heard over the last few days, from the BMA leader, that NHS Scotland is ‘near breaking point.’ Indeed, in Sunday’s interview (15.1.97) with Gordon Brewer, he and the Tory MSP interviewed used the phrase about ten times. Neither, of ...

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The Herald and BBC Scotland are at it again

This is a bit of re-tread but I’ve been forced to expand and re-use part of my previous attack on Dr Bennie, Chair of BMA Scotland again. The Herald, headlined today (16.1.17) with: NHS stretched to breaking point, says British Medical ...

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Complaint to BBC Scotland re social media stalking submitted

On 12th January 2016, BBC Scotland Newsdesk tweeted: ‘Have you been affected by Glasgow’s QEUH maternity unit being closed to new admissions? Let us know your story.’ At 6.30pm on13th Reporting Scotland headlined with ‘A Health board ...

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BBC Reporting Scotland’s desperate trawl for dirt on NHS Scotland

‘Have you been affected by the death of journalism by lazy social media stalkers? Let us know your story.’  BBC Reporting Scotland desperately trawls for dirt on NHS Scotland I’m indebted to a reader for the idea for this story and to a ...