BBC Complaints
Scottish Fire and Rescue

Second BBC Complaint re. Scottish Fire and Rescue report

Second complaint 19.6.18 It is essential when reporting on an important document to give viewers a representative and balanced account. Your report picked out the one negative and ignored five positive statements. That this was an example of bias ...

Ofcom

The Ballad of Broken Ankle Man – A sickening Ofcom sham

Below is the Ofcom response to a complaint submitted following the notorious ‘Broken Ankle Man’ news reports on BBC Scotland on January 9th this year.  The complaint was pursued, not in expectation of success, but in expectation of ...

organised crime

BBC’s ‘tetchy wee response’ to extremely valid complaint on Organised Crime report

'I am afraid I am not clear about what your complaint actually is, because you produce not a single example of what you are complaining about. The closest I can get to understanding your point is your statement: “Such research cannot be used to ...

bias by omission

Bias by OMISSION – Reporting Scotland ignores good news on Scotland’s economy

A clear case of bias by omission .... Four headlines missing from Reporting Scotland: Scottish growth ‘outpacing UK as a whole’ Scottish growth three times UK level ‘Foreign Direct Investment in Scotland at ‘unprecedented’ ...

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 ...