Reporting Scotland
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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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It’s not them, it’s you

Donalda MacKinnon’s immediate predecessor Ken McQuarrie has been a hostile and toxic presence at the top of BBC Scotland for many years now, so we were naturally intrigued to hear if a change of heart at the Corporation was on the horizon. We ...

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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 ...

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No ‘humanitarian crisis’ in NHS Scotland says new BBC Reporting Scotland Health Correspondent

After years of reporting fake news of crises in NHS Scotland, in a determined attempt to undermine the SNP Scottish Government and save the Union, BBC Reporting Scotland, last night (12.1.17) appeared to give ground for the first time with more than ...

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Baby boxes are BAAADD, mmmkay ….

In the following Reporting Scotland broadcast, a Scottish health correspondent for The Times expresses criticism of the Scottish government's policy to give a free baby box to expectant parents in Scotland.  The pack contains various useful items ...