NHS Scotland
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 ...

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 ...

BBC Scotland

BBC Scotland scare story – Dead bodies ‘waiting’ in hospital mortuaries!!!!

Six times this morning, BBC Scotland headlined with: ‘Dead bodies are being left in hospital mortuaries, in part, because families can’t afford funerals.’ See that nervous wee ‘in part’ there? This is one of the best/worst ...

bias by omission

Complaint to BBC Scotland – Bias by omission in coverage of obesity

After my post this morning: Scottish Government actions to cause obesity to plateau in Scotland as it soars in England and Wales: BBC Scotland ignore this. I made this complaint, alleging bias by omission: In the report on obesity, at 09:00, ...

obese

Scottish Government actions cause obesity to plateau in Scotland as it soars in England, BBC Scotland ignore…

Based on research led by Laura Webber of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, reported in the Independent today: ‘Under current trends it is predicted that 11 per cent of the population in Wales will be morbidly obese in 2035, ...