Reporting Scotland
obesity

BBC admit ‘honest mistake made’ in their obesity scare story

'.... As you rightly point out, the report on television also said that new research suggested that more than one in three women in Scotland would be morbidly obese by 2035. The reference should have been to general obesity. (Although you do not ...

organised crime

Organised crime report – ‘should not be read as a generalised picture’, but that’s exactly what BBC does ….

On 4th June 2018, Reporting Scotland gave quite an extended, headlined, report, with 24 long, compound, sentences on organised crime. Despite, the length, they failed to mention the researchers’ own repeated warning against generalising the ...

Bias by omission

Bias by omission – BBC cherry-picking in coverage of Audit Scotland Fire-Service report

BBC Scotland has been accused of bias by omission in its news coverage of an Audit Scotland report on the Scottish Fire service. The accusation, from a former Professor of Media Politics, follows news bulletins highlighting an apparent £389m ...

Obesity

OBESITY!!! Panic, Scottish women!!! PANIC!!! Run for the hills!!!!!!!!

On Saturday 26th May 2018 at 5:45pm, we heard: ‘New research suggests that more than 1 in 3 women in Scotland will be morbidly obese, that’s at least 100 pounds above their ideal weight, by 2035. The research presented today in Vienna at the ...

Brexit disaster

Scottish NHS ‘Brexit disaster’ warning pushed down news agenda by BBC

A BBC Scotland presenter has defended the bizarre scheduling of a Brexit related interview by claiming that its early morning slot was due to the interviewee’s travel plans. The defence by Gary Robertson followed criticisms that a warning that ...