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BBC guidelines on accuracy

BBC guidelines on accuracy breached in Jenny Marra £300K payoff claim

... No source was ever identified nor sought.  Ms Marra herself is not the source and cannot be considered the source.  Her only input was to tell the BBC that she understood over £300,000 had been paid to Lesley McLay.  Yet no attempt is ever ...

categorically untrue

“Categorically untrue” says Health Board re. BBC’s shock headline about 300K payout to Chief Exec

An SNP MSP has expressed her shock after BBC Scotland’s flagship news programme featured an allegation by a Labour MSP despite the Health Board describing it as categorically untrue. Scottish Labour MSP Jenny Marra claimed NHS Tayside had ...

BBC

Stunning BBC journalism completely disregards inflation rate in latest NHS scare story

The BBC front page headline for this is actually just the alarming-sounding “Scottish prescription costs rise by 25%”, without even the qualifier about the timespan. It’s worse than that, though. Because 17 paragraphs down the piece, ...

anti-Sturgeon interview

The anti-Sturgeon interview and conflict of interest – a BBC Scotland complaint

The following complaint relates to an interview and subsequent news bulletins broadcast on Radio Scotland on July 15th. anti-Sturgeon interview ... The first part of this complaint relates to the interview itself or more precisely the ...

anti-Sturgeon interview

‘Anti-Sturgeon interview’ programme pulled from BBC iPlayer, but why?

anti-Sturgeon interview BBC Scotland chiefs are facing questions after a radio programme containing a controversial interview, which was used to attack Nicola Sturgeon, was pulled from iPlayer. The interview witnessed journalist Pennie ...