GA Ponsonby

How to complain to BBC and appeal their decision to Ofcom

Here is a link to the BBC complaints system. Alternatively, you can complain - Via phone :  03700 100 222*  or   03700 100 212* ...

Inform Scotland – Our mission, our ethos, our goals

Simon Malzer: Why our group Inform Scotland is embarking on a BBC bias advertising campaign Simon Malzer from Inform Scotland explains ...

Inform Scotland on the news

Inform Scotland billboard campaign and fundraiser featured on RT UK News   RT UK covered our Inform Scotland poster campaign ...

Bias by omission

Bias by omission – BBC cherry-picking in coverage of Audit Scotland Fire-Service report

BBC Scotland has been accused of bias by omission in its news coverage of an Audit Scotland report on the Scottish Fire service. The accusation, from a former Professor of Media Politics, follows news bulletins highlighting an apparent £389m ...

Higher Education

More students from most deprived parts of Scotland are entering Higher Education, but BBC misleads

This happens every year and in the same way. BBC Scotland take a report on widening access to Higher Education and extract for reporting, only those figures which seem to suggest Scottish Government policy is failing. Here’s the short report, ...

Obesity

OBESITY!!! Panic, Scottish women!!! PANIC!!! Run for the hills!!!!!!!!

On Saturday 26th May 2018 at 5:45pm, we heard: ‘New research suggests that more than 1 in 3 women in Scotland will be morbidly obese, that’s at least 100 pounds above their ideal weight, by 2035. The research presented today in Vienna at the ...

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, ...

taped and gagged

BBC knew about ‘taped and gagged’ story weeks ago, reporter confirms

A BBC Scotland reporter has confirmed the broadcaster knew about claims made by a female civil servant, who alleges she was taped to a chair and gagged, weeks before it reported the story.... ... The story appeared on BBC Scotland on Wednesday ...

Brexit disaster

Scottish NHS ‘Brexit disaster’ warning pushed down news agenda by BBC

A BBC Scotland presenter has defended the bizarre scheduling of a Brexit related interview by claiming that its early morning slot was due to the interviewee’s travel plans. The defence by Gary Robertson followed criticisms that a warning that ...

snp

SNP put BBC Scotland on notice – the gloves are OFF!

BBC Scotland is failing to carry out its obligations to Scotland and has a flagship TV news programme that is out of date and parochial, according to the SNP. In a move that signals a toughening approach to the national broadcaster, the SNP has ...

drugs

Within days of Scottish independence debate restart, BBC create fear on drug treatment figures

Early today and six times before 9:00 am, BBC Scotland’s insert in the Breakfast show, announced: ‘BBC Scotland has found people addicted to drugs are having to wait up to six months for treatment including for methadone prescriptions. ...

walkout

Stuart Campbell’s BBC bias comments not aired by BBC. How strange….

In a Sunday Politics Scotland segment about media bias and "alleged BBC bias", Stuart Campbell from Wings Over Scotland was invited to share his views. Although Campbell was informed that only thirty seconds of his interview would air, it is ...

independence referendum

Indyref2 – SNP will not be caught out by BBC bias next time says Alex Salmond

Alex Salmond has said the SNP will not be caught off guard by the BBC’s pro-Union coverage when the second independence referendum is called. The former First Minister revealed that he had a “blind spot” for the broadcaster in 2014 ...

Philip Hammond

Senior Tory Philip Hammond snubs BBC Scotland by refusing interview request

A UK government minister has delivered a dismissive snub to BBC Scotland after rejecting a request for an interview. Philip Hammond was visiting Edinburgh in order to reassure Financial Technology companies worried about the effects of ...

power grab

“IT’S YOUR JOB TO INFORM THEM” about the ‘Power Grab’ – BBC reporter’s reply stinks….

A BBC Scotland reporter has hit out at criticism of the broadcaster’s coverage of the Westminster Power Grab, insisting it has been covered adequately. Nick Eardley, who is the Westminster Correspondent, tweeted: “I mean… we’ve only ...

power grab

BBC reporter under fire for claiming Scots not interested in Westminster ‘Power Grab’

A BBC reporter has come under fire after claiming the Scottish public isn’t interested in the Power Grab that will see Westminster seize devolved powers for up to seven years. Writing in an article on the BBC website, Sarah Smith described the ...

Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith’s arrogance shows that BBC are gatekeepers of important news, not impartial reporters

Today, Sarah Smith, High Heidyin for Scottish News at BBC Jockland, disingenuously or stupidly, wonders why Scots are not aflame with indignation at the UK Government’s plans to roll back devolution via their Brexit strategy. She ...