Letter of Complaint to Mr Gary Smith Head of News and Current Affairs BBC Scotland

BBCDear, Mr Smith

I write directly to you as the BBC Complaints system is not fit for purpose. I hope you will be able to answer my complaint below:

‘NHS Grampian says it cannot confirm when new dates will be given to patients for cancelled (sic) operations. The Health Board has postponed more than 100 procedures since the beginning of November 2016.’ (Reporting Scotland, 26.1.17)

We then heard, via Ruth Davidson (a Tory like the ones actually running NHS England into the ground), the case of a prostate cancer patient where ‘further surgery has been cancelled.’

First, let’s deal with the language. Have these procedures been cancelled or merely postponed? See this:

‘To cancel:

Donedead, or dusted. To withdraw an offer. InvalidatedTerminated.

 To postpone: To cause or arrange for (an event) to take place at a time later than the time at which it was originally supposed to happen.’


Does anyone really believe that any of these procedures have actually been cancelled or is that just a better word to use if you want to dramatise as a tabloid might? Is it also (see above definitions) a lie? Remember this is the BBC, with a Royal Charter to inform and not the Daily Mail ….

Read more here ….


Author :  Prof. John Robertson
Source :  Thought Control Scotland
Original Publication Date :  Jan 31, 2017
Article Link :  Letter of Complaint to Mr Gary Smith Head of News ….
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