A BBC Scotland complaint: Jenny Marra’s false £300k payoff claim

Jenny MarraThe following complaint relates to BBC Scotland coverage of the NHS Tayside ‘payoff’ accusation leveled by Jenny Marra. The Labour MSP had [falsely] claimed that the Health Board had paid its former chief executive over £300,000.

Complaint submitted on August 16th

On the afternoon of Monday August 6th, a story appeared across BBC Scotland platforms.  The story was based on comments given to BBC Scotland by Scottish Labour MSP, Jenny Marra.  Ms Marra told the BBC she understood a payment of over £300,000 had been made to the former Chief Executive of NHS Tayside.

Shortly afterwards, a BBC Scotland film crew confronted Nicola Sturgeon with the claim.  The FM’s response was heard on news bulletins.

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Source :  Indyref2.scot
Image Source :  Pixabay & Pixabay
Publication Date :  Aug 16
, 2018

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